Is Tea a Guilt-Free Diet Drink?


Woman Pouring a Cup of Tea

Any drink that is low in calories may seem guilt-free when you're trying to lose weight. Plain tea certainly fits the bill. Tea also comes in a myriad flavors and types, which helps promote variety while you're imbibing. Do avoid “dieter's teas,” however. The FDA says they may be dangerous as they may contain laxative herbs.

Impact of Stress on Losing Weight

When you're looking to lose weight, one of the things you should pay attention to is your stress levels. There are several reasons for that. First, stress increases the production of cortisol, a hormone that can trigger food cravings. Second, stress can disrupt healthy sleep. Third, stress has been implicated in a number of health conditions like high blood pressure, obesity, heart disease and diabetes. When it comes to stress, tea may help or hurt.

Certain kinds of tea have a calming effect. Herbal teas like chamomile, lemon balm and peppermint, for example, may help you relax. Valerian tea decreases anxiety and promotes healthy sleep, as does passionflower tea. Many of these are readily available as single teas and blends. A teaspoon of honey can add a sweet touch.

Should You Drink Caffeinated or De-Caf Tea?

Regular tea, from the China plant known as Camellia Sinensis, may be white, black, green, oolong or fermented and aged. Unless decaffeinated, all of these also contain caffeine, although not as much as coffee. Black tea has the highest caffeine levels. If you are caffeine-sensitive and drink several cups, it could disrupt your sleep or increase anxiety. In the East, drinking tea can be a ceremony, which is one way to relax and de-stress. The English tradition of afternoon tea is also well-known. Sipping a cup of tea from a pretty china cup with a light, healthy snack (from real foods, of course) doesn't that sound nice? So enjoy your tea while you lose weight; no guilt required.

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