Why did you start drinking tea

Admittedly, tea is not a magic drink that will give you your dream figure in just a few days. However, there are teas that - drunk unsweetened - can provide valuable support in a diet. Find out here which 6 types of tea have strong slimming qualities and turn on the kettle.


When losing weight, it is essential that you drink a lot. This is the only way to completely excrete toxins and pollutants, which are caused by increased fat burning, among other things. Unsweetened tea is a tried and tested means of supplying the body or metabolism with sufficient fluids. If you choose the strain cleverly, you can get your metabolism going and burn extra calories at the same time. Some types of tea also make you feel full and relieve cravings for sweets.

Of course, you can't lose weight just by drinking tea. A successful and healthy diet also includes a conscious diet and plenty of exercise. But on the way to your dream figure, the types of tea listed below can certainly have a supportive effect - and this in a completely natural and healthy way.

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1. Green tea

The most famous slimming tea is green tea. This is due to the combination of caffeine and epigallocatechin gallate, both of which stimulate fat metabolism. German researchers have also proven that the polyphenols contained in green tea inhibit fat utilization in the body and increase fat burning. However, you shouldn't drink more than 4 cups of green tea per day.

Preparation tip: Let the water cool down for about 10 minutes after boiling. Then pour the tea and only drink it after 3 to 5 minutes.

2. Ginger tea

A recently published study by Columbia University in New York was able to show that ginger not only stimulates the metabolism, but also inhibits hunger. Those subjects who ate ginger had much less appetite. With regular consumption of ginger tea you can support your diet efforts in two ways.

The effect is most effective if you prepare the ginger tea yourself with a fresh tuber. Cut off three slices and pour a liter of boiling water over them. Let the tea steep for five to ten minutes, depending on your taste. If you like, you can add lemon juice to the hot drink.

3. Peppermint tea

The leaves of the peppermint contain an essential oil that can effectively prevent cravings. Various US studies have shown that with regular consumption of peppermint tea, the test subjects automatically ate less. As a reason, the scientists cited the scent of peppermint, which stimulates the production of hormones. These in turn regulate the feeling of satiety.

The liquid slimming product is of course available ready-made in bags. But you can also easily prepare it fresh. Pour 1 tablespoon of herbs with approx. 3 dl of hot water and after 5 to 10 minutes pour the tea through a tea strainer into a large cup. You can drink 3 to 4 cups of peppermint tea per day.

4. Dandelion tea

The ancient Arabs already knew that the roots, the serrated leaves and the yellow flowers of the dandelion plant have a cleansing detox effect. The bitter substances of the dandelion not only promote detoxification, but also stimulate fat burning and the metabolism.

For a tea, you need either a fresh dandelion leaf or one to two teaspoons of dried leaves, which you pour hot water over and let steep for ten minutes. Then pour the tea through a sieve into a cup. It is best to collect dandelions in a meadow that is not close to a main road and away from busy walking paths. You can also collect older leaves well into autumn for a tea.

5. Mate tea

This tasty tea from South America is the perfect morning drink for a diet. The caffeine and matein contained in it will perk you up and at the same time stimulate the metabolism and fat burning. In addition, drinking mate tea slows down gastric emptying. With the natural appetite suppressant you will stay full longer.

The preparation: Let the water cool down for about 10 minutes after boiling, as with green tea. Then pour a heaping teaspoon of mate tea with water per cup and let the tea steep for less than five minutes. Never use boiling water, otherwise there is a risk that the tea will taste bitter. By the way, you can pour a mate tea several times.

6. Rooibos tea

The aromatic national drink of South Africans tastes slightly sweet and thus automatically curbs our appetite for high-calorie sweets.

Make yourself a whole pot first thing in the morning and pour one liter of boiling water over 4 tablespoons of tea mixture. Let the whole thing stand for about 10 minutes and strain the tea through a sieve.