Drink This Tea to Burn Abdominal Fat

11 September, 2020
When you improve certain habits according to the doctor's recommendations, you can also use this tea as a supplement. It's a natural drink and easy to prepare at home.

Eliminating abdominal fat is a goal for many people who want to shed a few extra pounds or who are overweight or obese. Often, they try to find different solutions to improve their health and, in general, their quality of life.

While it’s true that following doctor’s instructions are essential, it’s also necessary to improve your habits and try to maintain a healthy lifestyle over time.

Often, people believe that a healthy lifestyle implies depriving themselves of various things and “punishing” themselves for eating certain things. However, this isn’t true.

Adopting a healthy lifestyle means learning to make the right decisions according to your body’s needs. Don’t deprive yourself of things just for the sake of it, but understand why some food or amounts of food don’t work well and what the alternatives are.

Taking into account that you can’t achieve this overnight and it’s best to have several options, both for food and drinks, here is a recipe for tea that, according to popular belief, can help eliminate abdominal fat.

Natural tea to effectively burn abdominal fat

This tea that helps burn belly fat is made up of healthy ingredients that help reduce inflammation and flush any fluids your body is retaining. Let’s take a look at how each of these ingredients in this amazing tea work:

Lemons and limes

Two slices of lemon next to two whole lemons

According to data from the Spanish Nutrition Foundation (FEN), lemons and limes contain vitamin C, as well as soluble fiber (pectin), organic acids, and flavonoids.

In popular belief, people say that their acidity helps burn fat. However, from a scientific point of view, this isn’t accurate. The acids in lemons aren’t distributed throughout the body to burn fat but instead go into the digestive system.

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Cinnamon

Cinnamon is known for its ability to manage blood sugar levels and its unique aroma and flavor, which is a pleasant addition from dishes to desserts.

According to data from FEN, cinnamon is a source of protein, iron, calcium, zinc, potassium, selenium, vitamins B6, C, phenols, and aldehydes. Therefore, it’s a spice with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

It doesn’t help burn fat directly, but it can add a pleasant taste to food and reduce inflammation.

Honey

Honey can help burn abdominal fat.

Even though honey is rich in calories, it can be beneficial when consumed in moderation with a balanced diet.

Honey contains several antioxidants that help contribute to the body’s health.

Read more: The Glycemic Index of Honey and Diabetes

Ginger

Ginger is anti-inflammatory and has antioxidant properties. It can be beneficial when included in a diet to lose weight.

Ginger stimulates the production of gastric juices which reduces the discomfort associated with indigestion. Moreover, it helps the body to absorb nutrients and eliminate waste more efficiently.

Researchers have done several studies in rodents to look at the effects of certain compounds in ginger on the body, in order to determine what aspects might be useful. To date, the results have led to valuable data, but further research is needed.

Some researchers suggest that some compounds in the spice could have a relation to the levels of serotonin in the brain and therefore, perhaps promote the feeling of satiety and help control the desire to eat.

Want to know more? Read: Ginger Water to Relieve Migraines, Digestive Discomforts and Pain

How do I make this tea to burn abdominal fat?

A woman making tea.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • The juice of half a lemon
  • Fresh ginger
  • Optional: One teaspoon honey

Directions

  • Heat up the water and, once it’s boiling, add all the ingredients, except for the honey.
  • Let it brew for 10 minutes, then let cool for an additional 5.
  • Strain and serve.
  • Drink in moderation along with a snack.

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Things to consider

Keep in mind that in order to obtain the maximum benefits from the ingredients in this tea, you should combine it with a healthy diet, after consulting your doctor. In addition, you should maintain an active lifestyle with regular exercise, eat well, and drinking plenty of water.

The combination of this tea and a healthy lifestyle can have amazing results, but everything depends on your commitment and how you maintain habits over time.

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