White Tea for Weight Loss

White tea

Trying to shed a few pounds? White tea is your perfect ally! Its low caffeine content and antioxidant properties make it perfect for drinking all day long.

This tea helps you slim down because it accelerates the metabolism which, in turn, burns fat. What’s more, it is a diuretic and a cleanser, making it capable of reducing the likelihood of fluid retention.

White tea and weight loss

China is a country with a history of natural medicine and where white tea comes from. With its clarity and fruitiness, this tea is renowned for its healing properties. In its native country, China, it has enjoyed a long history as a medicinal plant that is effective in treating various illnesses.

Given its myriad properties, it is an excellent way to lose weight safely and naturally. There’s no need to embark on a specific restrictive diet that includes this tea. You simply enjoy three cups a day at breakfast, after lunch and just before bedtime.

Of course, sensible eating and nutritious food – combined with moderate exercise 3 to 5 times per week – will enhance and encourage your weight loss programme.

The tea diet

Oranges

Thanks to its particularly high flavonoid content, orange juice reduces the number of free radicals in the body and helps control cholesterol levels.

Suggested breakfast menu:

  • 1 glass of grapefruit or orange juice
  • 1 piece of whole wheat toast with 1 teaspoon of soya cheese
  • 1 cup of white tea.

A few options for your mid-morning snack:

  • A whole-food, low calorie cereal bar or a piece of fruit (apple, kiwi, banana, or another fruit you enjoy).
  • A small tub of low-fat yoghurt or a piece of cheese (try soya yoghurts and cheeses).
  • A fruit smoothie without any vegetable or added sugar.

Suggested lunch menu:

  • A grilled protein source (try tofu or a low-fat veggie burger, for instance).
  • A cup of homemade vegetable soup and the following:
    • 1 half serving of cooked vegetables
    • a cup of fruit salada
    • a cup of white tea.

Mid-afternoon snack, which should include:

  • a piece of fruit
  • a low-fat soya yogurt
  • a cup of white tea.

You can also choose to snack during mid-afternoon with one of the following mid-morning options:

  • a whole-food, low calorie cereal bar or a piece of fruit (apple, kiwi, banana, or other fruit you enjoy)
  • a small tub of low-fat yoghurt or a piece of cheese (try soya yoghurts and cheeses)
  • a fruit smoothie without any vegetable or added sugar.

Suggested dinner menu, to include:

  • a serving of homemade vegetable soup
  • a small serving of brown rice
  • a good-sized serving of salad, with your choice of vegetables (stick mainly with raw, plain veggies)
  • a piece of fruit
  • a cup of white tea.

Apart from enjoying all this food, do remember to drink another cup of tea before you go to bed. It’s important to pay attention to portion sizes when you’re dieting. Also, be aware of the sugar content of your foods. Too much added sugar will destabilise your system. Stay active, too! Doing at least 30 minutes of exercise up to 5 times a week is recommended if you’re trying to lose weight at a good pace.

White tea’s benefits

Human heart

White tea protects your heart, helps prevent heart attacks, and regulates blood pressure.

  • Heart helper: This tea aids in reducing cholesterol and regulating blood pressure. Because of these abilities, it prevents the risk of developing cardiovascular diseases and of suffering from cardiac arrest.
  • Antioxidant powerhouse: It’s more effective in anti-ageing than its green counterpart, due in large part to its high levels of polyphenols and catechins. These antioxidants are the most effective at fighting free radicals and they also strengthen the body. White tea contains more vitamins than many other drinks that are considered healthy – even orange juice, for example. It can rejuvenate your skin and protect it from the damaging effects of the sun or other environmental factors with links to skin cancer.
  • Friend to digestion: The tea helps to more efficiently break down fatty foods which facilitates intestinal transit.
  • An antibiotic and stimulant: You’ll feel less fatigued and more mentally alert when you drink this tea, but you won’t sacrifice any precious sleep. It’s low in caffeine, you see. Another boon to your mental and physical well-being is the infection-fighting defence that it provides.
  • Cancer preventer: Results of a study conducted by Kingston University in England illustrated that white tea is a powerful weapon in the battle to reduce the risk of diseases such as cancer, arthritis and diabetes. Not only does it have anti-inflammatory qualities, but also – according to science professor Declan Naughton from the university – ‘drinking a cup of white tea every day can reduce inflammation and therefore the risk of cancer, rheumatoid arthritis and even wrinkles.’