Healthy diet and daily exercise routine will help you achieve your weight loss goal and desired shape. But the truth is, if you like run for hours, do 100 and above sit-ups, skip rope, as long as you don’t skip those fancy sugary beverages in the super market stores, your effort will be a waste.
Yes, what you drink on a daily basis triggers the insulin level and cause you to gain weight. Most slim teas, flat tummy and hunger suppressant drugs in the stores contain loads of sugar which can boost your calorie level and make you gain weight. This is the reason you gain weight after taking some of all these flat tummy slim tea.
But with homemade herbal teas, you are free from excess calorie intake and boost your chances of losing weight.
Why not try this homemade fat burning HibISCUS (ZOBO) tea to lose weight and stay slim?
- 3 tbsp. dried hibiscus petal (zobo flower)
- 7 cloves
- 3 tbsp. grated ginger
- 1/2 cinnamon stick or 1 tbsp. cinnamon powder
- 1 lemon (slice into thinly rings)
- Honey to taste (optional)
- 3 cups of water
What to do?
- Add all the ingredients into a pot (except honey).
- Over a heat, cover and cook for 20 minutes.
- Reduce the heat and simmer for another 10 minutes.
- Remove the pot off the heat and allow to sit for sometime.
- Strain the tea into a cup, add honey and enjoy.
Benefits of the Hibiscus (Zobo) tea Ingredients:
- Hibiscus petals: it’s rich in vitamin C, contain flavonoids with laxative properties. Hibiscus petals help to keep the liver healthy, prevent hypertension, reduce blood pressure and also lowers the blood sugar level.
- Clove: helps to regulate hunger , blood sugar level and also with tooth problem.
- Ginger: has thermogenic effect that burn fat by suppressing the production of stress hormone (cortisol) which causes weight gain.
- Cinnamon: great fat burner just like ginger. Cinnamon burn fat by producing heat through metabolic stimulation. It also lowers blood sugar and diabetes.
- Lemon and lime: due to high concentration of vitamin C, both citrus help to eliminate toxins, satisfy the stomach and promote weight loss.
- Honey: adding honey to the tea, is not just to improve the taste, honey helps to reduce the level of triglyceride, and aids digestion of food.
Bottom line: there is no easy and fastest way to lose weight. Weight loss doesn’t happen overnight, but consistency and following weight loss plan will give you a good result.