If you’ve been following all of the new diet fads/crazes over the past few years then you’ve surely noticed all of the marketing that’s been done to promote wu-teas, slimming teas, green tea diets, etc. These teas all claim to be able to miraculously cure your weight problems just by drinking a few glasses a day. Like many diet fads out there, drinking tea to lose weight seems too good to be true. As they say, “if it seems too good to be true, it usually is.”
So what’s the deal with these teas? Do they actually work? Will you lose weight? Let’s dive a little deeper…
After doing a little research on some of the more popular teas out there, I’ve come to the conclusion that most of these teas are basically just oolong tea with a pretty package.
According to wikipedia, oolong tea is a traditional style of Chinese tea. It is produced through a process that involves drying the tea leaves out under intense sunlight and creating a high level of oxidation before twisting the leaves and packaging the tea for consumption. There’s a little more to it than that but, essentially, oolong is a style of tea and was never developed specifically to aid in weight loss. However, as we all know, marketers are always looking to exploit the next product about which Americans know nothing and sell it as a weight loss miracle cure.
The good news is that oolong tea, like all tea from tea leaves (green, black, earl grey, lipton, etc) is high in antioxidants AND, like all products with caffeine, it will provide a temporary boost in your metabolism. However, you’d have to consume tremendous amounts of tea before you could actually raise your metabolism enough to make a difference. At that point you’d be in danger of overloading your kidneys and causing them to fail. Never a good idea!
So, should you consider adding tea to a diet whose goal is to lose weight? According to the Truth About Abs Download, the answer is, “yes”.
Green tea, black tea, oolong and any of the teas that are made from tea leaves (not chamomile, lavender, sleepy time, herbal teas, etc) are excellent sources of antioxidants and should be a part of any balanced diet. The levels of antioxidants are similar to that of blueberries and spinach. Add to that the fact that they do slightly increase your metabolism and teas are an important component to your daily diet.
However, if you’re looking to tea to provide you with miracle weight loss, you’re looking in the wrong place. These so-called fat burning teas are just scams. You’d be better off purchasing tea in bulk from CostCo or your local grocery store. Don’t waste your money on the weight loss teas at GNC or other vitamin stores and definitely don’t spend your money on the online tea scams that seem to be everywhere.
If you really want to lose weight, I suggest following the Truth About Abs Download program and incorporating tea into your daily diet. The antioxidant properties alone are worth the addition of this great drink.
I love to brew up a double strength cup of green or black tea and then pour it over ice. It’s a great, refreshing drink, and it sure beats drinking soda (which we all know is one of the worst things you can put in your body).
For more info on teas, weight loss and how to live a healthy, productive life, I recommend you check out the Truth About Abs Download today. It’s an awesome program and, if you follow it, you’ll notice amazing gains in your physique and life in general.