Your New Favorite Weight Loss Tea?
Page Medically Reviewed and Edited by Cyrus Khambatta, PhD
If weight loss is your goal, then you've probably scanned your local stores and the internet for countless different supplements, strategies, and pills. But have you ever heard of Amla Green? This tea has helped thousands of people lose weight and feel great.
It's not a diet pill or a restrictive diet, but rather it supports healthy weight management and helps fight obesity-related diseases like diabetes. What does this mean for you? With no negative side effects that come with some weight-loss solutions, you'll be on the way to feeling more energetic than ever before!
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Weight Loss Tea: A Rising Strategy
A very popular weight loss strategy that's quickly gaining momentum is using tea! The concept of weight management through tea isn't new, and there are two different ways to go about this strategy.
First, there's the possibility of using tea as a drink replacement in tandem with intermittent fasting. Then, there are specific teas that actually promote losing weight.
Either way, you're winning thanks to additional benefits like antioxidants that promote healthy aging and a stronger immune system.
Tea in Tandem with Intermittent Fasting
The first way to use tea for weight loss is by using tea as a drink replacement in tandem with intermittent fasting, which is when you fast for 16 hours each day (typically during the night while sleeping) and eat all of your meals within an eight-hour time frame.
In this case, tea is simply a zero-calorie way to drink during the fasting periods, and helps you stay full and satisfied, plus spice up some of the alternatives (like just drinking water).
Teas That Boost Weight Loss
There's also a specific subset of teas that actually promote weight-loss in addition to helping serve as a drink replacement.
These teas can help out in different ways, ranging from helping burn fat cells to supporting a higher metabolism, or providing more energy throughout the day like caffeine.
We'll break down some great examples of both that you can enjoy every day!
As a Drink Replacement During Intermittent Fasting
One of the most popular and diverse options for replacing beverages during intermittent fasting are herbal teas.
The great thing about these teas is that they're zero-calories, so you can drink as much as you want, and in some cases, there's also a weight loss benefit here too!
For example, rooibos tea has been shown to reduce weight and promote healthy weight management thanks to the polyphenols it contains.
However, the key here is that you have a satisfying, health-boosting beverage that serves as an alternative while your body is in a fasted state.
So whether you're thinking hibiscus, ginger, chamomile, or another tea, there are weight-loss benefits to choosing something other than water during your fasting periods.
Fruit Infusion Teas
Another option are fruit infusion teas. You can easily find these at your local grocery store, and the options are endless.
Whether blueberry, red fruit, orange, lemon, or something else, these teas are packed with antioxidants that promote weight management and healthy aging, and are another tasty way to keep hydrated and enjoy fun flavors while you're intermittent fasting.
Bonus: Black Coffee
Another great option (though it's not technically a tea!) is black coffee. Still, zero calorie black coffee is packed with nutrients like antioxidants, and the caffeine can help boost your weight loss efforts too.
Just remember to drink it black, because additives like sugar and cream can cancel out weight-loss benefits and bring back some of the negative health side effects!
Some Very Popular Weight Loss Teas
As for the teas that actively help you burn fat cells and lose weight, you don't need to look much further than the leaves of the Camellia Sinensis plant.
The most common form of tea in the world is green tea, and there are weight-loss benefits to enjoying it too.
Specifically, green tea contains catechins that help burn fat cells and suppress the appetite, while also providing a boost of energy you can feel.
Add in the fact that green tea has caffeine, which can help you stay focused, and there's even more weight-loss benefits to find in green tea.
Oolong tea is another variant of Camellia Sinensis, one in which the tea leaves are partially oxidized, compared to fully oxidized black tea, or lighter white tea.
As a result, oolong tea has both fat burning benefits, antioxidants, and caffeine content like green tea does, though in slightly different ratios.
Black tea is the most heavily oxidized of all three forms of Camellia Sinensis, and as a result has weight management benefits that are slightly different than green or oolong.
Specifically, black tea contains more caffeine content compared to the other two types, along with L-theanine which can help provide calmness without drowsiness.
This means you don't necessarily get the same strength of antioxidant benefit as other forms of green tea, but the energy boost that you get per cup is much more significant.
The final form of Camellia Sinensis we're touching on is white tea, which is made from the youngest bulbs and seedlings of the green tea plant.
White tea is also the least oxidized of these forms of tea, which means it tends to have the strongest antioxidant benefit, while its effects on your metabolism and slightly lighter per cup.
Still worth adding this herbal beverage to your diet, since like all its sister forms of green tea, you gain caffeine, a metabolism boost, and an improvement to your energy.
Taking Your Tea to the Next Level with Amla Green
We looked at all of these impressive teas when we were creating Amla Green, and wanted to take the benefits of these powerful plant-based drinks to the next level.
That's why we added amla, otherwise known as Indian gooseberry, into the mix.
Amazingly enough, not only is amla packed with weight management benefits of its own (helping balance blood sugar levels and supporting healthy digestion), but it's also one of the most powerful antioxidant-rich herbs in the world too.
Let's break down how this incredible superfood takes a weight-management tea to the next level.
Next Level, Healthy Weight Loss
Amla Green uses both herbal tea and green tea as a base to provide weight-management benefits -- essentially you're starting with a base of a drink that you know is either helpful with intermittent fasting or provides weight-management benefits on its own.
Then, you add in the proven anti-diabetic and weight-reduction effects of amla, which has been shown in studies to help with satiety (improving the feeling of fullness) and provide an overall reduction in body mass.
The result is that not only do you maintain the helpful benefits of green tea or herbal tea, but you're improving upon them as well.
Still ZERO Calories
Now, those benefits might be a mixed bag if it wasn't for the fact that concentrated amla powder adds zero calories to the mix.
So even though you're adding a lot of benefits, you're keeping the same low-calorie, fast-safe drink that you had in the first place.
Improved Cardiovascular Health
And speaking of benefits, one of amla's major effects is on your cardiovascular health!
One of the biggest benefits of losing weight is for your heart health -- after all, it's been shown that weight loss can improve everything from cholesterol levels to blood glucose to blood pressure.
And amla helps out big here. For your blood glucose (blood sugar), amla has been shown to reduce your levels in a way comparable to leading medications, all without the negative side effects.
Amla also helps your cholesterol, and has been proven to lower triglycerides, LDL cholesterol, and VLDL while improving your HDL ("good") cholesterol.
This, in turn, can have major benefits for your metabolism and especially your blood pressure, and amla has been shown in some studies to have an effect similar to common statins.
So if you're concerned about your heart health and weight reduction is a part of your strategy, amla helps out across the board.
And Incredible Medicinal Benefits
And to be honest, we could go into a number of amla's other benefits, but we don't have the time! Amla has long been prescribed for a number of different conditions, including upset stomach, hair loss, skin health, liver damage, and much much more.
It's basically considered a wonder drug for your body, and the craziest part? Research has shown recently that this powerful plant actually works!
Improve the Weight Loss, Get No Side Effects, and Add Health Benefits
So when push comes to shove, Amla Green keeps the benefits of weight-loss teas -- by providing a tasty alternative that you can enjoy every day while you're intermittent fasting, and even boosting your metabolism and fat burning at the same time!
And then you add in the properties of amla -- which can help you lose weight even faster, and boost your health all while being free of calories, and blending nicely with the flavors of Oolong green tea, and you've got a dream team mix you can enjoy every day of the week!
There's a reason we're so excited about sharing Amla Green with the world...
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Page Medically Reviewed and Edited by
Cyrus Khambatta, PhD
Cyrus Khambatta, PhD, is a cofounder of Mastering Diabetes and Amla Green is an internationally recognized nutrition and fitness coach who has been living with type 1 diabetes since 2002. Using an evidence-based approach to nutrition and fitness, he first reduced his own insulin usage by more than 40%, and has educated thousands of people with all forms of diabetes how to reverse insulin resistance using food as medicine. Cyrus earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University in 2003, then earned a PhD in Nutritional Biochemistry from the University of California at Berkeley in 2012. He is the co-host of the annual Mastering Diabetes Online Summit, a featured speaker at the Plant-Based Nutrition and Healthcare Conference (PBNHC), the American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM) Conference, Plant Stock, and has been featured on Forks Over Knives, NPR, PBS, KQED, Fast Company, and is the author of the upcoming book Mastering Diabetes.
- Cyrus Khambatta