Thatâ€™s great, because according to some sources, drinking white tea three or four times a day could help you lose weight in an all-natural way. Even better, if you keep drinking white tea, you wonâ€™t have to change any other aspect of your lifestyle.
Thatâ€™s because white tea is processed less than other teas (the leaves are merely dried, often in the sunlight), so it retains useful natural compounds. A recent study printed in the Journal of Nutrition & Metabolism has suggested that these compounds inhibit the growth of fat cells and stimulate fat-burning activity. By drinking white tea, you attack fat from two different directions!
White tea has numerous other benefits, but the greatest of these is its sheer number of antioxidants. Tea plants build up these chemicals to protect themselves from the rays of the sun.
The antioxidants in tea are extremely strong: they are thought to reduce your risk of strokes and certain serious illnesses, including cancer and heart disease. Black, green and white tea are all bursting with antioxidants, but white tea has nearly three times as many antioxidants as green tea, its closest contender. Indeed, white tea has the highest levels of polyphenolic catechins of any tea.
White tea has little coloring, so it wonâ€™t stain your teeth. Itâ€™s a natural diet aid thatâ€™s easy to keep close to hand and enjoy. And the taste? White tea is often infused with fruity flavors, but you can also drink it in its most natural state. On its own, it has a light, slightly sweet taste. It doesnâ€™t taste as grassy as green tea, nor does it become bitter like black tea, no matter how long you steep it. You can drink it hot or cold.
Bio: Greg Hayes is the author of Live Fit Blog, where he provides practical tips on how to boost metabolism, while balancing the need for fitness against the demands of regular life.