What if we replaced the glasses of wine and champagne, fruit juice or worse, sodas, with a tea cure with slimming and detoxifying properties? To be tested to cleanse and reboost your body, slim down and regain your energy!
Rich winter dishes, excess of December's Eve, alcoholic aperitifs to celebrate the New Year... At the beginning of the year, we often show a few extra kilos and above all, our digestive system badly needs a rest from 'overwork'! A perfect time to get back to a light diet (based on vegetables and lean proteins) and... take a tea cure! The goal? cleanse and rest the digestive and elimination organs to 'rebuild' them, which will then help them function better, more efficiently.
Theine is diuretic (perfect against water retention and to better eliminate toxins), and tea also contains caffeine, with slimming properties. But above all, the green tea contains a catechin (antioxidant substance from the polyphenol family), EpiGalloCatechinGallate (EGCG): this, in addition to fighting against aging, has been shown to increase thermogenesis, that is to say the natural combustion of calories: we 'burn' more. With 5-6 cups a day, you can spend an extra hundred calories a day: over several weeks, that counts! In addition, these catechins would limit the storage of fat on the abdomen. In herbal medicine, green tea is thus particularly recommended for its slimming assets : it reduces appetite, improves digestion, reduces cholesterol levels and stimulates cell renewal. In addition to these powerful medicinal properties, a great cup of tea combines well-being and beauty: relaxation and soothing, brightening of the complexion and hydration of the body.
Scientific studies show that the polyphenols present in tea have a beneficial effect on the microbiota (i.e. intestinal flora): they increase good bacteria like those in the family Akkermansia (which fight against obesity) and inhibit the bad, which improves the state and functioning of the abdomen… and digestion. In addition, green tea (but also black tea) has hypocholesterolemic effects, by reducing the intestinal absorption of dietary lipids.
All teas are beneficial for the body and for slimming: whatever their color, they all come from the same plant, Camelia sinensis , it is simply their oxidation time that then determines its color, composition and taste. But green tea is particularly recommended thanks to its high concentration of polyphenols and EGCG.
We choose a good quality tea, ideally organic (to avoid pesticides) and we infuse 2 to 3 min in water simmering (not boiling). We gently shake the filter above the cup to recover a little more of its beneficial components... and of course, we taste Sugar free otherwise, zero detox or slimming effect! Ideally, a few minutes after tasting, drink the same amount of water (to promote elimination).
We can drink 5-6 cups per day : in the morning and in the morning, at lunch if you like, and in the afternoon. We avoid the evening if we sleep badly, or we choose green teas naturally low in caffeine (or theine, since it is the same substance) such as genmaïcha or bancha. Finally, we remain vigilant about the composition of detox teas that contain laxative plants that can have side effects (diarrhea, nausea, vomiting).Source journaldesfemmes.fr