What if we told you there was a tasty, calorie- and additive-free elixir on the market with the ability to cleanse away dietary sins, speed up weight loss, burn fat, and even prevent disease? Yes! It’s true: Tea may be the healthiest drink on the planet.
In fact, people have been enjoying soothing tea and its impressive benefits for thousands of years. One legend dates the discovery of tea to 2737 B.C. by the emperor of China. Fast-forward some 4,700 years and researchers circa 2014 now have clinical studies that prove tea can help with cancer, heart disease, and diabetes; encourage weight loss; lower cholesterol; and bring about mental alertness.
Rich in antioxidants and relatively low in caffeine (a cup of coffee has about 100 mg where a cup of green tea has a mere 25 mg), there are dozens of teas available that you can sip safely throughout the day. But not all of them will provide the same weight loss benefits.
Excerpted from Eat This, Not That!