Best Teas to Help Boost Your Metabolism
At Art of Tea, we think drinking more tea is always a good idea. While health benefits of tea such as the potential to increase hydration and detox the body are commonly associated with tea, you may not know that certain teas may also potentially boost your metabolism and help you achieve your health goals. Learn about which types of tea may help boost your metabolism now.
Green tea is often consumed for its believed health benefits. The potential metabolism-boosting qualities of green tea come from catechins, a type of antioxidant that triggers the release of fat from fat cells and helps speed the liver's capacity for turning fat into energy, especially when combined with naturally-occurring caffeine. A 12-week study was performed to analyze the influence of green tea on weight loss, in which participants who consumed 4-5 cups of green tea each day, paired with a 25-minute workout, lost an average of 2 more pounds and more belly fat than the non-tea-drinking exercisers. Studies on green tea consumption without the addition of exercise indicate that consuming green tea can help you burn an additional 75–100 calories per day, making it a great choice if you’re looking to boost your metabolism.
To enjoy these health benefits, you should avoid bottled teas with excess added sugar and brew your own green tea instead. Art of Tea carries organic green teas in both loose leaf form and pyramid bag sachets. Try teas such as Cleanse, Mint Green, and our award-winning Green Pomegranate to find your favorite metabolism-boosting green tea blend today!
Oolong tea, a traditional Chinese favorite, has also been found to have metabolism-boosting properties. Like green tea, oolong is also packed with catechins, which may have the ability to improve the body's ability to metabolize fat. Studies show that adding oolong tea to one’s diet may increase the number of calories your body burns by up to 3.4%. Oolong tea is also high in the amino acid L-theanine, which studies show has cognitive effects like better sleep quality and stress reduction, both of which have been shown to improve digestion and metabolism. Art of Tea offers a wide variety of original oolong teas and oolong tea blends, such as Peach Oolong, Oolong Rose, Jasmine Ancient Beauty Tea, and more.
Pu-erh tea is known to contain adaptogenic herbs and has been recognized for its ability to potentially help the body to metabolize fat. The antioxidants and polyphenols in pu-erh teas may aid in digestion, and its caffeine has been shown to suppress the synthesis of fatty acids, which may help slow the development of body fat. The fermentation process that pu-erh tea goes through helps promote a healthy microbiome, which may help digestion and aid in promoting overall wellness. Some of Art of Tea’s pu-erh tea blends include Endurance, Coconut Cacao, and Aztec Spice.
White tea has similar antioxidants to green tea, which research has shown may boost metabolism by an extra 4–5%. This may be equal to burning an extra 70–100 calories per day. Try Art of Tea’s White Coconut Creme, Halo Blooming tea, and more delicious organic white tea blends.
The benefits of drinking tea daily are endless, and Art of Tea is here to help you find the perfect tea to support your health goals. Please note that everyone’s wellness journey will differ, and diet, exercise, genetics, and more are all key components to consider when developing your personal regimen. We encourage you to find what works best for you and your body to promote inner and outer wellness.
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