Tea may help you lose weight if you drink high-calorie drinks.
According to Sarah Koszyk, RDN, the San Francisco–based author of 365 Snacks for Every Day of the Year,
switching from a sugary mocha to a zero-calorie tea at the coffee shop can save you several hundred calories.
Research suggests drinking tea may directly aid weight loss. Koszyk believes catechins in tea boost metabolism by breaking down fat faster and burning more calories.
Four catechins—epicatechin (EC), epigallocatechin (EGC), epicatechin gallate (ECG), and EGCG—are abundant in tea.
For good reason, most weight loss tea conversations start with green tea. This mild, bittersweet tea has the most weight loss study.
A previous review found that black tea leaves oxidize longer than other teas after harvesting. This flavours black tea, making it one of the boldest on the market.
This slightly oxidized tea is popular because it tastes stronger than green tea but milder than black.A previous review found catechins (green tea) and theaflavins (black tea) in oolong.
White tea has a light, delicate flavor since it is the least processed tea, according to an assessment. White tea has high levels of anti-inflammatory antioxidants and fat-burning EGCG due to its low processing, making it additional weight-loss promise.
Retelny believes this sour, acidic hibiscus tea contains catechins like EGCG and lowers blood pressure and cholesterol. Hibiscus extract may cure high blood pressure and cholesterol, according to a review of animal and human studies, but additional research is needed before recommendations are made.