Tea has been one of the preferable beverages that is enjoyable for most people in this world nowadays. Drinking tea has been proven to give so many health benefits for anyone who drinks it. Some of the benefits that would be obtained by drinking tea would be protecting the cells from damage and also reducing the risk of heart disease.
The benefits that many people are really looking for by drinking tea is to enhance the weight loss and also help to fight belly fat. There are many type of tea to be enjoyed and every different type of tea would bring different efficiency of health benefits for anyone who drinks them. These are the 5 best teas that help to increase weight loss.
1) Green Tea
Green Tea is the most popular that will be chosen for tea lovers because there has been many proves that saying green tea would absolutely help to give a lot of health benefits for those who drink it. It also is the most effective tea to help people lose weight. In the year of 2008, there was a study done where they acquired 60 obese people followed a standardized diet for the period of 12 weeks while regularly drinking either green tea or a placebo. At the end of the study, those who drank green tea successfully lost 3.3 kg more weight compared than the placebo group. In another study, people who purposely consumed green tea extract for the period of 12 weeks experienced major significant decreases in body weight, body fat and also waist circumference compared than to a control group. The reason for this findings would be that green tea extract is rich with catechins, naturally occurring antioxidants that may boost your metabolism and increase fat burning. Other than green tea, this affects also occurred when they drink matcha.
2) Pu-Erh Tea
Pu-Erh Tea is a type of Chinese black tea that has been fermented and it is also one of the most well know tea that brings a lot of health benefit for whoever that drinks it. This Pu-Erh tea is usually enjoyed after a meal, and has an earthy aroma that tends to develop stronger the longer it’s stored. This particular tea helps to lower blood sugar, lower blood triglycerides and also to help enhance weight loss. Based on a study, 70 men were acquired to be given either a capsule of Pu-Erh tea extract or a placebo. After three months progress, those taking the Pu-Erh tea capsule lost approximately 1 kg more than the placebo group. There is also another study that proven Pu-Erh tea extract had an anti-obesity effect in them and also helped suppress weight gain.
3) Black Tea
Black Tea is a type of tea that has undergone a lot of oxidation process compared than the other type. Several studies have been done that showed black tea could help to control weight. There has been a study carried out with having 111 people that drink three cups of black tea each day for three months and they found out there is a significantly increased weight loss and reduced waist circumference, compared to drinking a caffeine-matched control beverage. This happened because black tea is definitely high in flavones, a type of plant pigment with antioxidant properties.
4) Oolong Tea
This is a traditional Chinese tea that has been partially oxidized. This has caused this tea to be placed somewhere between green tea and black tea in terms of oxidation and also color. Oolong tea has been described as a tea that has fruity, fragrant aroma and also a unique flavor, though these characteristic can vary significantly depending on the level of oxidation that the oolong tea belongs. Oolong tea actually can helps to enhance weight loss by improving the fat burning and speeding up metabolism. In a specific study, 102 overweight or obese people have been acquired and they drank oolong tea every day for six weeks, which eventually have helped reduce both their body weight and also body fat. The researchers also proposed the tea did this by improving the metabolism of fat in the body. In another study, it shows a men was given either water or tea for a three-day period, measuring their metabolic rates. Compared to water, oolong tea increased energy expenditure by 2.9%, the equivalent of burning an additional of the total 281 calories per day, on average.
5) White Tea
White tea is a type of tea that would be harvested while the tea plant is still young. White tea also has a distinctive flavor that is very different from other types of tea. It definitely tastes subtle, delicate and also slightly sweet. White tea gives a lot of health benefits including improving oral health to killing cancer cells in some test-tube studies. White also has comparable amounts of catechins that will helps to enhance weight loss. Other than that, there are also studies shows white tea extract increased the breakdown of fat cells while preventing the formation of new ones.
Use These Healthy ‘Sahur’ Tips By A Certified Dietitian For Everyone To Practice
When the holy month of Ramadan arrives, many people definitely cannot wait to finally go to the Ramadan bazaar to buy their favorite food. Well, it is not often to see this kind of situation because the food that got sold in the Ramadan bazaar is actually difficult to get on a normal day and some of them are very popular during this month alone. Because of that, many people decided to buy a lot of them to be eaten during break fast and some others also eat the food that they bought at that time and eat it during ‘sahur’.
This kind of attitude usually will make them feel tired so much faster because they did not take the right type of food or even did not take the right amount of food that they need during ‘sahur’. In fact, calories are usually less so the nutrients are taken less when fasting. Let us see the healthy ‘sahur’ tips that have been shared by Salsabila Aznan who is a certified dietitian on her own Twitter page.
TIPS SAHUR SECARA SIHAT
Ramadan dah dekat jadi nak share tips sahur nutrient friendly gitu.
Almaklumlah bila berpuasa, kalori biasanya makin kurang jadi nutrien pun terambil kurang. So, ni thread utk sahur nutrient friendly.
— Salsabila Aznan (@SalsabilaAznan) April 11, 2021
1) Compulsory Intake Of Quarter Half Portion
Some may say that eating rice could make us becomes hungry even quicker. It is true if you only eat rice with egg, you will get hungry quickly. Make sure half of the plate is vegetables and not rice. Vegetable fiber helps to make you feel full longer when you are fasting.
2) Take Source Of Protein
Protein is also slow to digest. If you want to eat dates, add a glass of milk to get a minimum of protein and carbohydrates. If you eat rice, you can take fish, chicken, tofu, or even eggs.
3) Reduce Processed Foods
Avoid eating nuggets, sausages or even burgers during ‘sahur’. The one who loves to eat ‘budu’ and also ‘cencalok’, try to reduce the intake. Foods that are high in salt make you thirsty quickly.
4) Minimum 2 Glasses Of Water During Sahur
This is just a suggestion. You can drink more than 2 glasses of water if you want to. Make sure to drink enough water during ‘sahur’ so that you are energized during the day.
5) Variate ‘Sahur’ Every Day
Nutrients depend on the variety of food types. Don’t just take oats every ‘sahur’. Or salad every day. Diversify the intake of carbohydrates, proteins, and also vegetables.
Sources: Twitter Salsabila Aznan
Johnson and Johnson Jab May Cause Unusual Blood Clotting
BRUSSELS, April 21 – The European Medicine Agency (EMA) confirmed on Tuesday that there could be a link between Johnson & Johnson vaccines and very rare cases of blood clots, Anadolu Agency reported.
“A warning about unusual blood clots with low blood platelets should be added to the product information for COVID-19 Vaccine Janssen,” the EU regulator announced in a statement following the investigation of its safety committee.
But the EMA upheld its recommendation to use the jabs and confirmed that its benefits outweighed possible risks.
The investigation also concluded that “blood clots occurred mostly at unusual sites such as in veins in the brain (cerebral venous sinus thrombosis, CVST) and the abdomen (splanchnic vein thrombosis) and in arteries, together with low levels of blood platelets and sometimes bleeding.”
According to the EU agency, over seven million people received the product of the Johnson & Johnson pharmaceutical company and it caused serious blood clotting in eight cases.
The cases were very similar to the side effects of AstraZeneca’s coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccines.
In March, several European countries – including Sweden, Germany, France, Italy, Ireland, the Netherlands, Denmark, and Norway – suspended the use of AstraZeneca jabs for a while after blood clots were reported in some vaccinated people.
The EMA’s investigation also concluded on Apr. 7 that there could be a possible link between AstraZeneca vaccines and very rare cases of blood clots.
Similarly, the EU regulator upheld its recommendation on using the jabs since its benefits outweighed the risks.
(Video) TikTok’s Latest Food Trend, Have You Tried It?
In this time of the pandemic, everyone is trying to practice a healthier lifestyle at home. There recently a new food trend circulating on TikTok that acts as a substitute for morning cereal.
Dubbed ‘nature’s cereal’ by its creator @natures_food it is a concoction of red berries, pomegranate seeds, blueberries, strawberries, and blackberries with coconut water.
@natures_foodnature’s cereal ##fruit ##fruits ##share
Rather than sitting down to a bowl of sugar-laden breakfast cereal, the internet is going wild for this healthier alternative. To add more crunch, just add ice cubes.
@lizzoAnother s/o to @natures_food since y’all hoes can’t read lol AAAAAAND for the “unblended smoothie” hive — it’s not bussin Janelle 😏♬ Triple S – YN Jay & Louie Ray
The concept got a further boost from the singer Lizzo, which makes it gains more success.
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