A cup of tea is a slimming cocktail of molecules. Tea is rich in caffeine, catechins, flavonoids and other antioxidants. His detox effects enhance the effectiveness of dieting.
Caffeine, also called theine in it, has well-known slimming virtues. The most plant rich in caffeine is guarana, an Amazonian plant. Then come cocoa, yerba mate and kola nut, causing the Coca-cola and coffee and teas. Indian black teas (Assam) contain the most.
Caffeine stimulates the basal metabolism and increases thermogenesis, that is to say body heat production. In other words, caffeine forces the body to burn more calories. In addition, the caffeine is a potent diuretic and thus facilitates the elimination of excess water retained by the tissue (cellulite, orange peel).
Unlike coffee, tea contains substances that largely neutralize the harmful effects of caffeine exciting: there is no danger of excessive nervousness followed the fatal “pump stroke”, provided to stick at a reasonable consumption (up to seven cups a day). Attention despite this, some people can become “addicted” to the tea …
Catechins are molecules belonging to the family of flavonoids, which are potent antioxidants. This is green tea that contains the most, followed by black tea, red wine, fresh orange juice and fresh cranberry juice. Such as caffeine, they increase the burning of calories by the body. They also act on the abdominal fat, the most harmful to health, and therefore help to find a nice flat stomach.
EGCG appetite suppressant and anti nibbling
Present in white tea and green tea, EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate abbreviation for) also belongs to the flavonoid family. This molecule favors the satiating action of hormones in the body, including that of insulin. The balance of insulin in the blood is essential to regulate appetite and avoid snacking between meals.
Antioxidants essential if overweight
In addition to the flavonoids, it contains many other valuable antioxidant molecules such as vitamin C, vitamin E, lycopene, alpha-carotene and beta-carotene.
Overweight people are in particular need of antioxidants as overweight increases the oxidation of cells and the production of free radicals and reduces the production of antioxidants.
Detox beneficial effects when dieting
As pure water, tea is a champion of detox and slimming. It helps to purify the body by removing toxins that “cling” unnecessary body fat. In most dieting it is also advisable to drink water and green tea “at will”. Also note that some schemes like protein diet creates a significant accumulation of toxins in the body that is essential to evacuate.