Today, I want to talk about metabolism boosting teas. Why is that? Christmas is over and I hope that you all enjoyed the pleasant time with your families and friends. Some of us have probably not been able to resist all the delicious Christmas bakery with cookies and chocolate but also the heavy but incredibly delicious Christmas meals. I, personally, must admit that I was not strong enough and that my eating plan for Christmas was not perfect. However, from time to time it is OK to feast, as long as we come back to the track afterwards.
To make things easier, it can be helpful to support our metabolism by eating specific food and drinking specific teas. We have not only gained some weight over Christmas, but our metabolism has probably slowed down a little due to a lack of movement and to many high-sugar and high-calorie dishes. This is why we should give our metabolism a boost. And this can easily be done by drinking teas that boost our metabolism.
1. Green tea
Green tea has been identified as a useful natural remedy more than 5,000 years ago. It contains calcium, iron, potassium, magnesium, manganese and a variety of secondary plant products, i.e. polyphenols. The bitter tasting compounds in green tea help to reduce the ravousness for sweets and reduces the amount of glucose absorbed to the blood stream. Additionally, it helps to reduce the amount of fat absorbed throuh the intestines. Green tea energises the body by slightly increasing the body temperature and hence helps boosting the fat burning process.
There are lots of green tea preparations available in the supermarkets. To boost your metabolism properly, it is important to drink the tea without milk and sugar. I, personally, do prefer green tea with some jasmin (just because of the taste). Put a teabag or the appropriate amount of green tea in a teapot and dash it with hot water (for most green teas the ideal water temperature is 80°C to 90°C rather than boiling water). Allow the tea to infuse for approximately 3 minutes and drink it all over the day, ideally one to two hours after your meals to boost your metabolism and to lose weight.
2. Ginger tea
Ginger has been known for more than 6,000 years. It was used as a natural remedy for multiple purposes in old India and China. Ginger tea contains huge amounts of vitamin C, iron, magnesium, calcium, phosphorus and potassium, increases the blood flow and helps to lose weight. It is also capable to decrease the blood glucose levels, acting as a remedy to prevent diabetes.
To prepare some ginger tea, please use a piece of fresh ginger at thumbnail size, cut and pulverize it and dash it with 1.5 or 2 litres of hot, boiling water. Allow the ginger tea to infuse for about 10 minutes and drink it over the day, ideally half an hour before a meal to boost your metabolism and to lose weight.
Metabolism boosting teas, e.g. green tea and ginger tea can help to get back to the track after gluttony of the Christmas days.