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Types of Tea for Weight Loss and Other Health Benefits

Updated on March 18, 2020


Hi Guys, New post I've decided to write about different types of tea for Weight Loss. The reason being I wrote another post recently about Red Tea but what I wanted to do was kind of promote this post a bit more but add some other useful information for people about other types of Tea.

The main types I will be discussing in this article will be all-natural unprocessed Green Tea, Chinese Pu'er Tea and lastly Rubbios which is an African type of Red Tea. All three make various claims about what they can do for weight loss as well as other health benefits. Of which I will try my best to breakdown as much as possible throughout this article.

The Health Benefits of Green Tea

So first up Green Tea. What Green Tea is if you like is the organic form of the main type of Tea that is most common commercially. Grown at high altitudes in the mountain regions of East Asia. The difference between this and regular Tea is that this is its unprocessed form.

The advantage of drinking Green Tea is it's higher in protective Polyphenols. This is due to what is lost during fermentation to create the regular Black Tea.

What Polyphenols are is powerful antioxidants. Exactly what gives Green Tea it's healthy benefits. Because Antioxidants protect against a wide range of diseases.

About the many health claims for Green Tea are weight loss, lowering cholesterol and helping with sleep problems.

Chinese Pu'er Tea or Puerh Tea

A type of Semi Rare Black Tea from the Yunnan province of China. Like regular Black Tea Puerh has undergone fermentation but still has certain antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects.

Of its health benefits are as a digestion aid and blood cleansing. In China Puer tea is usually drunk after a heavy or greasy meal because of this. Plus it is believed to be a great relief for a hangover when someone has drunk too much alcohol the night before.

Other than this it is said that Puer Tea can lower cholesterol, blood pressure and increase metabolism. Also, an interesting effect that some people experience is an induced sensation called Tea Drunkness. This is on the positive side is a euphoria like feeling. On the negative side, it can be either dizziness or Nausea.


Please be aware that both Pu'er Tea and Green Tea are caffeinated drinks which if drunk in large doses can cause heart palpitations, shakiness, and insomnia. Also, both contain Tannins so they should not be drunk with foods high in Iron.

Rooibos West African Red Tea

The difference between the two types of tea mentioned above and Rooibos is that Rooibos is caffeine-free. Its other big difference is it contains no Tannins which can interfere with your body from absorbing nutrients such as Iron.

The other thing as well is Red Rooibos does not contain any oxalic acid. A compound that has been known as a big contributor to kidney stones.

In summary, Red Rooibos has actually shown to have more increased health benefits than other Tea. As well as digestion, lowering cholesterol and bone health can improve blood pressure and counteract insulin resistance to aid people with type 2 diabetes.

In Conclusion

My personal thoughts about drinking tea for its health benefits are it's a win-win situation. Not only are there the antioxidant qualities but tea is quick to make and you can really play around with the different tastes adding things like Honey, Ginger, Mint, Lemon, Cinnamon, Orange, and Lime just to name a few.

For myself, I am most familiar with the Pu'er tea. I actually have a listing up on eBay for people to buy samples to try. The Rooibos though is good as well because of it not being caffeinated you can drink before bed.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2020 chivs86


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