Losing weight requires discipline, starting with your diet and fitness regime. There are plenty of small but effective tweaks you can make to your diet to help speed up your metabolism and kick start your weight loss progress.
One of the easiest first steps is cutting back on the sugary drinks you consume and opting for more nutritious drinks, instead. Aside from staying hydrated by drinking enough water, experts recommend drinking anti-inflammatory teas to promote weight loss.
One of the best inflammation-fighting teas is black tea, which gets its weight loss benefits from its mineral-rich leaves. Black tea's weight loss benefits are linked to its high levels of flavones, a powerful antioxidant found in the tea. While more research still needs to fully understand the flavones complete effect on the body, there have been studies that have shown black tea helping reduce weight, BMI, and waist circumference.
"Our new findings suggest that black tea, through a specific mechanism through the gut microbiome, may also contribute to good health and weight loss in humans," Susanne Henning of the Center for Human Nutrition at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) tells Medical News Today.
In this study, it was found that those who consumed black tea see an increase in gut bacteria, which has been proven to have a positive effect on the subjects' overall body mass.