Drinking White Tea To Raise Your Metabolism

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Wondering how to boost your metabolism without feeling rushed or jittery? You need look no further than white tea. This delicious beverage is currently rising in popularity, and for some very good reasons.Like all natural teas, white tea contains caffeine. Caffeine is a mild appetite suppressant that is one of nature’s best metabolism boosters. White tea contains less caffeine than other teas, so you can drink it all day long without suffering from some of caffeine’s downsides: jitters, stress, and over-stimulation.

That’s great, because according to some sources, drinking white tea three or four times a day could help you lose weight in an all-natural way. Even better, if you keep drinking white tea, you won’t have to change any other aspect of your lifestyle.

That’s because white tea is processed less than other teas (the leaves are merely dried, often in the sunlight), so it retains useful natural compounds. A recent study printed in the Journal of Nutrition & Metabolism has suggested that these compounds inhibit the growth of fat cells and stimulate fat-burning activity. By drinking white tea, you attack fat from two different directions!

White tea has numerous other benefits, but the greatest of these is its sheer number of antioxidants. Tea plants build up these chemicals to protect themselves from the rays of the sun.

The antioxidants in tea are extremely strong: they are thought to reduce your risk of strokes and certain serious illnesses, including cancer and heart disease. Black, green and white tea are all bursting with antioxidants, but white tea has nearly three times as many antioxidants as green tea, its closest contender.  Indeed, white tea has the highest levels of polyphenolic catechins of any tea.

White tea has little coloring, so it won’t stain your teeth. It’s a natural diet aid that’s easy to keep close to hand and enjoy. And the taste? White tea is often infused with fruity flavors, but you can also drink it in its most natural state. On its own, it has a light, slightly sweet taste. It doesn’t taste as grassy as green tea, nor does it become bitter like black tea, no matter how long you steep it. You can drink it hot or cold.

Bio:  Greg Hayes is the author of Live Fit Blog, where he provides practical tips on how to boost metabolism, while balancing the need for fitness against the demands of regular life.