Green tea is popular for weight loss. More and more researches are coming for its effectiveness and how much it is effective. While some researchers have turned up nothing, but others have acknowledged 3 main components of green tea that could help manage weight. Similarly the advantages of rose petal water are backed much by subjective proofs; however that is no reason to wave off this mild and refreshing beverage. Let us discuss in more detail how they work for weight loss.
Green Tea & Ginger
The three components in green tea are caffeine, theanine and catechins that help in weight loss in following ways;
Caffeine is simply an overall boost to our system, and it speeds several bodily processes, like metabolism linked to weight gain or loss (technically, metabolism refers to all biological processes in any living being for sustaining their life.)
Catechins are anti-oxidant flavonoids, and they are more in green tea as compared to black tea because of the difference in processing as black tea is fermented. On the other hand this mechanism is still to be determined; in vivo and vitro studies it is proven that catechins can help reduce the absorption of lipids (fats) through intestinal track.
Theanine is an amino acid present in green tea that helps encourage the dopamine release. It is the same chemical that makes you relaxed and happy. If you try to eat because of stress, it helps. Moreover it counters caffeine so you do not get all nervous. When the ginger added in green tea it will help to improve digestion as well as add a little flavor to this no milk or sugar tea!
- Half teaspoon ground ginger or Half inch of ginger root, peeled & finely chopped
- One teaspoon green tea
- Eight ounces fresh water
- Raw or organic honey if you like
Pour ginger and green tea in sieve or strainer and cover it with eight ounces of boiled water. Doesn’t steep green tea for long as it can leave a bitter taste, so only do it for 3 to 4 minutes? You can also stir in a bit of organic honey to sweeten it; however avoid sugar or milk in any condition. Drink 1 to 2 cups everyday on an empty stomach.
Rose Petal Water
Rose petals work as a gentle diuretic that support our kidneys to place more sodium or salt in our urine. This excessive sodium in turn draws the water from the blood stream and decrease the quantity of water in our blood circulatory system. However this isn’t permanent but a venus factor of weight loss it is just weight due to water. This stimulates us to drink more water and keep your system hydrated and flushed clean which hugely advantageous for weight loss.
To make it take
- Handful of dried or fresh rose petals (Beware, particularly when using fresh rose petals, that they have not been treated with any kind of chemical such as pesticides, insecticides, fertilizers, herbicides etc.)
- 1 to 2 cups of distilled water
- A pot with tightly fitted cover
Place pot on stove, place few rose petals, add enough water and cover pot with lid and simmer it till petals lose enough color or for 15 to 20 minutes. Stain liquid in a jar and cool it in refrigerator for 6 days. Drink half or one cup daily in morning on an empty stomach.
Khalid Irfan is a Fitness expert who enjoys spending time in gym. He also enjoys being in the outdoors and exploring new opportunities whenever they arise as well as researching new topics to expand his horizons.