Certain teas can help you lose weight by increasing your metabolism or decrease snacking urges, Eat This reports. These fat-burning teas include white tea, barberry, rooibos, and pu-erh.
White tea prevents the formation of fat cells. It also boosts lipolysis, which is the process of breaking down stored fat. Catechin, an antioxidant found in white tea, aids the liver in transforming fat into energy. Twinings, The Republic of Tea and Celestial Seasonings Sleepytime all produce quality white tea, according to Eat This.
Barberry, which comes from the fruit and root bark of the barberry plant, contains a substance called berberine that prevents insulin resistance and subsequent weight gain. Eat This suggests TerraVita and TeaHaven brands for barberry tea.
Rooibos contains polyphenols and flavonoids, chemicals which reduce the production of fat cells. In addition, these chemicals increase fat metabolism. Eat This cites Celestial Seasonings and Teavana as brands that produce good rooibos tea.
Pu-ehr lowers triglyceride concentrations, a type of unhealthy fat in the blood. It can also reduce belly fat. Studies have shown these health benefits mainly in rats, so it may not have the exact same effect on humans. However, Eat This still recommends pu-ehr as a fat reducer. Brands of this tea include Numi Organic Tea and Uncle Lee's Tea.