Throw out your coffee, because today we’re spilling the tea on the awesome health benefits of… that’s right - tea! Tea is known to help with weight loss, reduce cholesterol, fight heart disease, and increase mental alertness - and has lower amounts of caffeine so tea-drinkers are less likely to experience those negative caffeine-related side effects. The best recognised and common choices are green tea, black tea, and oolong tea - and green tea is most raved about and studied for its antioxidants and fat-burning properties. Ready to reap the benefits of a soothing cup of tea? We will let you in on the secret of 6 tea ingredients that bring you better health and healthy weight loss!
1. Honeysuckle Flower
Arching honeysuckle vines are native to eastern Asia (China, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan) and its leaves and flowers have superb health properties, thus often taken and used for medicinal purposes. Some of the plant’s many healing effects include anti-inflammation, pain relief, relief from nausea, cold, and flu symptoms, and detoxification of the liver. Most of all, honeysuckle flowers are used to improve gut health and powerfully aid digestion - so that the body can better break down fats, carbs, and protein, and absorb nutrients that are good for you!
2. Five-leaf Gynostemma
Growing in unique clusters of five, the five-leaf gynostemma’s leaves have strong medicinal properties and are used regularly in Traditional Chinese Medicine to strengthen the immune system, fight ageing, treat diabetes, lower cholesterol and reduce anxiety. The leaves also contain chlorophyll, flavonoids and sterols that decrease inflammation, boost heart health, and even promote weight loss!
3. Cassia Seed
Cassia plants flourish in tropical countries and produce seeds that are usually dark or greenish-brown. Cassia seeds are sweet, bitter, and salty in flavour. However, when brewed in tea, it produces a fragrant scent and taste. They are used mostly to improve eyesight and promote smooth bowel movement.
4. Hawthorn Fruit
The hawthorn superfruit is small, vibrantly red, and has a tangy and mildly sweet taste. This small fruit certainly packs a punch with its many health properties, possibly decreasing blood fats, lowering blood pressure, and reducing inflammation, and proved to aid digestion. High in fibre, hawthorn berries have been used to treat stomach discomfort, indigestion, and other digestive issues for hundreds of years! Sip on some hawthorn fruit tea, and enjoy a healthy digestive system in no time.
Honey is sticky, sweet, and rich in antioxidants which protects your cells against harmful free radicals! Excessive free radicals cause oxidative damage to cells in your body and can cause early ageing, inflammation and even lead to other chronic diseases. Antioxidants in honey neutralise and reduce the generation of free radicals, leading to revitalisation and better health. Apart from honey, antioxidants can also be found in other foods like blueberries, red grapes, nuts, and green, leafy vegetables - also used in many beauty products like facial masks and serums for anti-ageing.
6. Vitamin B
Vitamin B plays an especially important role in keeping your energy levels up, brain functionality, and cell metabolism! You don’t need caffeine to keep your heavy head up - take supplement with sufficient amounts of vitamin B and you’ll be wide awake and ready to hustle. Foods like whole grains, meat, and dairy products are rich in vitamin B, and AVALON® Slimming Healthy Green Tea is infused with vitamins B1, B2, and B6, which support skin health and healthy functioning of your nervous system!
The best news is that AVALON® Slimming Healthy Green Tea contains all these super ingredients, honeysuckle, five-leaf gynostemma, cassia seed, hawthorn fruit, honey, and vitamin B, all of which promote natural body processes like good digestion, metabolism, and better gut health that help you to achieve weight loss over time. Other slimming products tend to rely on caffeine to increase your energy usage and burn more calories to lose weight - but drinking too much caffeine can cause negative side effects like restlessness, anxiety, rapid heart rate, and headache. AVALON®' slimming green tea does not include excessive amounts of caffeine but relies instead on these other natural ingredients.
While slimming green tea may help you to achieve weight loss over time, you should attempt to reach a healthy weight through lifestyle changes like regular exercise and a nutritious diet. Like any other product, slimming green tea should be taken in moderation - once or twice in a day is just the right amount - and consult a health practitioner before drinking it if you are pregnant, nursing, or have medical conditions. Overall, reap the benefits of these healthy tea ingredients all at once with AVALON® Slimming Healthy Green Tea, available in Singapore today!