Tea is a great ally for a healthy diet. Depending on the ingredients, they can help with water retention and speed up metabolism. To lose belly fat, ingest mixtures that act directly on the abdominal region. We selected powerful tea recipes to help you with that. All the ingredients are easy to find.
Thermogenic tea with pepper
The secret for this recipe is mixing thermogenic foods like pepper, ginger, and cinnamon together. It was created by Dr. Gilberto Kocerginsky, from the Linnus Institute in Brazil. But beware! People who suffer from high blood pressure or heart problems should seek a doctor beforehand to make sure they can drink this beverage.
- 1 shallow teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 1/2 tablespoons of ginger cut into small crystal-like pieces
- 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder
- 1 lime cut into eight slices
- 4 cloves
- 4 cinnamon sticks
- 10 oz of water
Heat the water, add all the ingredients and mix well. When it starts to boil, turn the heat off and steep for 5 minutes. Sieve it and drink it twice a day during your meals. It can be sweetened with stevia if necessary.
The plant has diuretic substances and helps with digestion. Besides, it helps to prolong the digestion time of simple carbohydrates and increases the feeling of satiety, preventing the accumulation of belly fat.
- 3 oz of fresh, chopped horsetail leaves
- Peel of 1/2 a pineapple, chopped
- 25 oz of water
Boil the water with the horsetail and pineapple peel for 10 minutes. Then turn off the heat, steep, strain and sweeten it. Drink it three times a day, 30 minutes before the main meals.
Powerful green tea
This tip comes from the fitness blogger Bella Falconi. Together with nutritionist Luciano Bruno, they created this recipe to take the green tea to the next level.
- Camellia sinensis leaves for green tea
- Lime slices
- Ginger zest
Make the green tea, as usual, adding the leaves to hot water. Then, add ginger and the lime slices and let it steep for 5 minutes.
Many celebrities love this tea that is a great option to help lose belly fat.
- 33 oz of water
- 2 tablespoon of dried hibiscus
Put water over the heat until it starts to form bubbles. Turn it off before boiling. Add the dried hibiscus and let it steep for 5 to 10 minutes. Drink it immediately.
Olive leaf tea
This is another powerful one tested and approved by the Methodist University of Piracicaba, in Brazil. It helps slim down because of its thermogenic effect, that speeds up the metabolism.
- 5 tablespoons of dried olive leaves
- 33 oz of water
Boil the water and turn the heat off. Add the leaves and steep for 10 minutes. Drink it 4 times a day before the main meals. You can also drink it cold.
Ginger is a thermogenic ingredient recommended for people trying to lose weight. This recipe combines chamomile and lemon balm to reduce abdominal fat.
- 2 inches of ginger
- 1 cup of senna leaves, that works as a laxative
- 1 cup of lemon balm
- 1/2 cup of chamomile
Boil all the ingredients, except the ginger, in 33 oz of water for 30 minutes. Then, add the grated ginger, turn the heat off and steep, covering it with a cloth. You can add mint leaves for more flavor.