Tea has been consumed as beverage for thousands of years, not only because it tastes good but also because of that fact that it contributes positively to health and fitness.
Tea is the second most popular drink in the world after water and has often been used in the past to cure illness and several health conditions.
Tea is probably the first beverage most of us will reach for when we sense an on-coming cold.
However, when it comes to losing weight and getting fit, is there such thing as tea for fitness? That is the question.
Yes, there is seemingly a connection between weight loss and tea. In fact, there are some teas which can accelerate the process of getting fit and contributing to weight loss by speeding up the metabolism and contributing to overall health.
Outlined below are some of the teas which are known to contribute.
Green tea is high in flavonoids and caffeine, which leads to increase in the metabolic rate, increase in fat oxidation and also improvement in insulin activity.
Green tea also is very rich in polyphenols – catechin which have shown to possess anti-inflammatory properties. Increase in metabolic rate is linked to fitness and weight loss and to that extent green tea has positive contribution.
Ginger is rich in natural chemicals and promotes health, wellness and natural fitness.
Oolong tea is a hybrid between green tea and black tea and partially oxidized. As a result, it has properties which are known to lower the lipid and fight obesity. Oolong tea also contributes to fitness by building immunity.
In spite of the benefits derived from tea relating to fitness, the key to fitness and weight loss is always a balanced diet combined with physical activity.
My recommendation is to use a combination of your favorite tea and compliment it with diet and physical activity.
This will produce positive sustainable results.