The Benefits of White Tea for Losing Weight

White tea is a very popular infusion that can help you lose weight in a fast and easy way. It's a great drink that you should definately try out soon.
The Benefits of White Tea for Losing Weight
Elisa Morales Lupayante

Written and verified by the pedagogue in physical education and nutritionist Elisa Morales Lupayante.

Last update: 27 May, 2022

White tea is an excellent ally for losing weight with its medicinal and antioxidant properties. Thanks to its low caffeine content, it’s perfect for drinking all day long without any risk to your daily diet.

White tea will help you slim down because it accelerates metabolism and as a result, burns fat. Furthermore, it’s a diuretic and a cleanser, which means it’s able to get rid of fluid retention.

White tea for weight loss

White tea, which has a clear color and a fruity taste, originated from China, a country that has a huge reputation for natural medicine. Thus, they know and are experienced in the use of medicinal plants, like white tea, for the treatment of various illnesses.

Due to its different properties, it’s an excellent way to lose weight naturally. You don’t need to do a specific diet that includes this drink. They recommend drinking three cups a day: one for breakfast, one after lunch, and one before you go to sleep.

Nonetheless, a healthy diet along with exercise will have a greater effect on weight loss.

White Tea Diet

Orange slices
Orange juice reduces the amount of free radicals in the body and helps control cholesterol levels thanks to its high quantities of flavonoids.

For breakfast, you should eat:

  • 1 glass of grapefruit or orange juice.
  • One piece of whole wheat toast with 1 teaspoon of low fat cheese.
  • 1 cup of white tea

For a mid-morning snack, you have a few different options:

  • A diet cereal bar or fruit.
  • You can also eat a low-fat yogurt or a piece of low-fat cheese.
  • If you don’t want these alternatives, you can have a fruit smoothie with no sugar or vegetables.

For lunch:

  • Grilled chicken breast with no skin.
  • A cup of homemade vegetable soup:
    • A half serving of cooked vegetables.
    • A cup of fruit salad.
    • A cup of white tea.

For a snack:

  • Fruit
  • Low-fat yogurt
  • A cup of white tea

You can also eat a mid-afternoon snack with one of the following mid-morning options:

  • A diet cereal bar or fruit.
  • You can also eat low-fat yogurt or a piece of low-fat cheese.
  • If you don’t want these alternatives, you can have a fruit smoothie with no sugar or vegetables.

For dinner:

  • A serving of homemade vegetable soup.
  • A small serving of brown rice.
  • A good-sized serving of salad, with your choice of vegetables.
  • Fruit.
  • A cup of white tea.

Besides all of this, you should drink another cup of white tea before you go to sleep. You have to remember that when dieting you have to be strict about the size of the portions and not to eat food that has too much sugar. Also, doing 40 minutes of exercise a day is recommended.

Benefits of White Tea

Healthy heart
White tea protects your heart, helps prevent heart attacks, and regulates blood pressure.
  • Helps your heart: It reduces cholesterol and regulates blood pressure. As a result, it prevents the risk of contracting cardiovascular diseases and suffering from heart attacks.
  • Antioxidant: It’s a more effective anti-aging remedy than green tea because of its polyphenols and catechins. These are antioxidants that fight free radicals and also strengthen the body. White tea also prevents cellular oxidation and has more vitamins than other drinks, like natural orange juice. It has the ability to rejuvenate your skin and protect it from sun exposure or other external agents that can cause skin cancer.
  • Improves your digestive system: It digests fatty foods better and makes intestinal transition more effective.
  • An antibiotic and stimulant: It reduces fatigue and accelerates mental performance without having side effects on your sleep because of its low percentage of caffeine. Also, it provides defense for your body by activating them, which prevents infections.
  • It prevents cancer: A study by the Kingston University in England showed that white tea is efficient in reducing the risk of diseases like cancer, arthritis, or diabetes. Besides its anti-inflammatory qualities, science professor Declan Naughton from the university said that “Drinking a cup of white tea every day would reduce inflammation and therefore the risk of cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, and even wrinkles.”

All cited sources were thoroughly reviewed by our team to ensure their quality, reliability, currency, and validity. The bibliography of this article was considered reliable and of academic or scientific accuracy.

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This text is provided for informational purposes only and does not replace consultation with a professional. If in doubt, consult your specialist.