Rich in caffeine, antioxidants and flavonoids, black tea is one of the most widely consumed teas in the world. Perfect for a relaxing break or to start the day, this drink with its intense, malty taste also has slimming properties.
Does black tea make you lose weight? Is it a fat-burning ally? Kusmi has looked into this question and gives you a transparent answer.
The health benefits of black tea
Anti-cholesterol, fat burner, appetite suppressant... Black tea contains polyphenols, molecules with antioxidant properties that could have numerous benefits for our health and our body.
All varieties of tea are made from the same leaves of the Camellia Sinensis tea plant. In the process of oxidising the leaves to produce black tea, the catechins produce new kinds of flavonoids, called thearubigins and theaflavins. These are said to increase the fat-burning action of black tea tenfold.
Black tea, a slimming supplement
Black tea is said to be a valuable ally in a slimming diet. It is said to promote metabolism, in particular to prevent fats and carbohydrates from settling in the body. Thanks to its diuretic properties, black tea and a flat stomach could well go hand in hand!
Drunk between meals, it also has an appetite-suppressant effect and helps to avoid snacking, which contributes to weight loss. Very low in calories and sodium, black tea can be consumed daily. To enhance its effects, you can drink black tea with lemon to lose weight or flavour it with another citrus fruit. Lemon is rich in vitamin C and is anti-inflammatory.
Of course, all this is only true in the context of a healthy and varied diet and regular exercise. Black tea alone will not make you lose weight. Kusmi advises you to consult a doctor for more specific advice on weight loss.
When should I drink black tea to lose weight?
Black tea is a fat reducer that can help us lose weight naturally, but it is important to remember that it may be more beneficial to drink it at certain times of the day.
We recommend drinking black tea in the morning to take full advantage of the action of its antioxidants, which, thanks to its polyphenols and catechins, help to purify the body and eliminate toxins. Consumed at breakfast, it can help to activate and awaken the metabolism.
As black tea is one of the best teas for digesting food, drinking a cup 30 minutes after breakfast and lunch will help you to digest better.
If you are sensitive to caffeine, it is best to avoid drinking black tea in the afternoon. Although it contains less caffeine than coffee, tea can affect the quality of your sleep. A lot of research has shown that good sleep is important for general health and has an influence on weight.
Kusmi Tea, organic black tea & Made in Normandy
Kusmi Tea offers a range of delicious plain and flavoured black teas made in our workshops in France. As part of our commitment to sustainable agriculture and a healthy lifestyle, all our products are labelled organic.
In short, black tea is the perfect drink to accompany a slimming diet. Consumed daily and as part of a balanced diet, it will help you to lose weight gradually.
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