Sleep is crucial for the betterment of all parts of your body, so if you’re trying to lose weight, it’s super important to catch enough z’s. We spoke with health experts about one drink that could help speed up the burning of fat while you sleep. If consumed while winding down and preparing for bedtime, this drink can benefit your body in many ways. Read on for tips and reasons why it’s worth a try— plus it’ll warm you up this winter, too!
How Chamomile Tea Can Aid in Your Weight Loss Journey
If you’re already fond of drinking tea at night, you’ll be glad to learn that doing so can help you lose weight in the long run. Nutritionist and creator of The Candida Diet, Lisa Richards explains that “detox teas” can be great beverages to consume before bedtime to “speed up metabolism and fat burning.”
“Some of the more popular and effective detox teas are those with a high antioxidant content,” says Richards. “These include green tea, cinnamon tea, turmeric tea, clove, cinnamon, dandelion, and ginger.”
One specific herbal tea, however, can not only help you fall asleep faster, according to experts, but also burn fat while you sleep. This two-in-one beneficial drink is recommended by registered dietitian Harland Adkins, founder and general manager at Fast Food Menu Prices.
“Chamomile tea is a great bedtime drink to help speed up fat burn, and for a myriad of health benefits that tag along,” says Adkinds. “Chamomile tea stimulates the gastric juices which aids the digestion process.” Adkins adds that since it is “loaded with calcium and potassium,” chamomile tea “flushes out toxins and excess water.”
Furthemore, chamomile tea reduces hunger, Adkins says, “which is helpful if you are trying to cut down some weight.” It also improves immunity and improves sleep quality, and as you know, a good night’s sleep is very important for weight management.
Overall, there are plenty of great teas to choose before your head hits the pillow, but chamomile is an especially great choice. Due to its antioxidant known as apigenin, it can induce muscle relaxation and sleep. As for weight loss benefits, chamomile tea can greatly reduce bloating and cleanse the body of toxins, so it’s hard to think of a negative effect of trying it this week!
Author: Marissa Matozzo
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