Weight-Loss Tea: These Teas May Help

Metabolic stimulation by white tea You might automatically think of green tea when you hear the words "weight loss," but white tea may be just as helpful. 

 White tea extract aids in fat breakdown and prevents the production of new fat cells, according to a 2009 study in lab-grown fat cells published in the journal Nutrition & Metabolism. 

The results should not be interpreted to suggest that anybody who drinks white tea will have the same benefits.

The researchers claim that this breakdown is induced in lab-grown cells due to the high EGCG concentration of the tea, a substance also present in green tea.

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White tea has an added benefit: it may speed up your metabolism. Any type of tea (or capsaicin, which is found in peppers) can increase metabolism by 4.5–6%, according to a research published in the International Journal of Obesity in 2010. 

Traditional South American tea, yerba mate is brewed from the leaves and twigs of the yerba mate plant and is a source of caffeine, theophylline, and theobromine. 

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