New Delhi: A nice cup of tea is a morning delight for people in the eastern part of the world, and is considered to have many health benefits. It is no surprise that tea which has its origins in China during the Shang dynasty was revered as a medicinal drink.

In the modern world tea is regarded as a drink that has the ability to prevent strokes, arthritis, tooth decay and even keep cancer at bay. The surprising news is that this brew is even known to shed weight, and scientists have shown how tea has high levels of compounds that can battle the absorption of fat. We have brought to you five teas that will help to reduce your weight.

Star anise Tea
This tea is the fruit of a small evergreen tea which is native to China, and promotes digestion. It can be used in the treatment of digestive troubles such as an upset stomach, diarrhea, nausea, etc. You can drink this tea by brewing a whole pod in one cup of hot water for about 10 minutes. Then you could sweeten it after straining, and sip slowly when you have an upset tummy.

Green Tea
Already considered to be a very good variety of tea for losing weight, research says that the chemical EGCG that is found in this tea speeds up the body’s metabolism. Therefore, this helps people in losing the extra kilos; in fact it has the capacity to burn a whooping 70 calories a day. Also green tea raises the level of antioxidants, like antioxidant catechins in green tea boosts metabolism and helps burn your fat. The brewing time for green tea is two to three minutes at 85 degree Celsius.

Rose Tea
The rose tea is considered to be good for preventing constipation and is one of the oldest flavouring teas available. It is made by mixing fresh roses and the bud of the tea, this has a major therapeutic effect on the human body. Also apart from clearing toxins and beautifying the skin rose tea also contains vitamins A, B3, C, D and E, and is known to act against infections. Rose tea thus prevents constipation and helps one to lose weight.

Oolong Tea
This is a semi-fermented tea that may have a stronger effect that green tea, according to research. This tea promotes fat burning and also helps to reduce your cholesterol and the concentration of fat in the body. You are recommended to drink two cups per day. You should brew oolong tea for 30 seconds to five minutes, for a more full bodied cup.

Peppermint Tea
Peppermint tea is a good option, and you can alternate this with a green tea drink as both the drinks speed your digestion and hence help you burn more calories. The leaves of peppermint tea can be used to make a light, refreshing tea, which can be had either hot or chilled. You must take a tablespoon of fresh or dried leaves and then add to boiling water. Let it then brew it for four to five minutes and finally strain it. You could even add some honey if needed.

Courtesy: Omlymyhealth

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