Known for its strong dark reddish-brown color, Assam black tea is one of the favorite drinks among tea lovers. Weight loss is one of the numerous health benefits associated with this tea. It’s unique flavonoids help one in dropping extra pounds and this has added to its popularity worldwide.
New flavonoids supporting weight loss
Flavonoids or polyphenols are responsible for health benefits associated with tea and almost all types are made with the same plant leaves. These leaves have a group of flavonoids known as catechins. When the leaves are processed further to form black tea, the catechins convert into new flavonoids called theaflavins and thearubigins. The main benefits of Assam black tea come from these new flavonoids.
Boost in metabolism to lose weight
People drinking a regular cup of Assam black tea get about 80 milligrams of caffeine and according to studies, only 50 milligrams are enough to increase the amount of energy used by the body. It boosts lipolysis (a process of breakdown of stored fats), thereby enhancing metabolism. In the process, it helps one to lose weight. Researchers have found that caffeine helps to keep weight for a longer period of time.
According to MedlinePlus, an online information service by the US National Library of Medicine, it is safe for most people to have nearly 400 milligrams of caffeine daily. This comes to 5 cups of black tea. However, people who have high blood pressure and irregular heart rhythm should consume less caffeine than recommended by the general guidelines.
Consumption of fewer calories
Apart from the benefits of caffeine and polyphenols, Assam black tea helps one lose weight if used as a replacement for beverages high on calories. One cup has only 2 calories which is far less than a sweetened beverage. If more calories are there than used by the body for energy, the extra calories are stored as body fat.
Antioxidants contributing in weight management
The antioxidants present in this tea helps in better weight management. They boost metabolism and help the body to burn fat more effectively. Thus, the risk of obesity in people consuming it on a regular basis is less than those not having it.
Blocks fat absorption into the cells
Assam black tea also blocks fat absorption into the cells, thereby aiding in weight loss. This tea is a great alternative to medicines and expensive devices and is a natural way to stay fit and healthy.