Everybody is now talking about tea and how good it is for one’s health. It seems like it is a new fad! Yet tea has been drunk for well over 5000 years, and when it was first used in China – all those years ago – it was used as a medicinal drink.
Tea is said to have numerous health properties – it can help protect against disease as well as help with weight loss.
So, how can Tea help you lose weight?
Tea that helps with weight-loss, and there are a variety, is commonly known as Weight Loss, or Dieting Tea. It is not your common ‘English Breakfast Tea’ or ‘Earl Grey Tea’, but like those, it is a blend of special tea leaves, which have been chosen for their specific properties in helping with weight loss.
Unlike many new slimming products tea has been consumed for millenia and has shown no bad side effects. In fact, after water, tea is the most consumed beverage on the planet.
What’s Kou Tea?
Kou Tea is a unique blend of 4 of the best teas – green tea, Oolong tea, Pu Erh tea and white tea – which are proven to help boost metabolism, improve fat burning and in addition offer many health benefits. Oolong tea, for example, helps to lower insulin spikes that occur after eating carbs.
L-theanine, an amino acid, found in KouTea, helps with the production of the neurotransmitters dopamine and serotonin. These help you relax and can improve sleep patterns. (Stress and lack of sleep have been linked with heart disease, diabetes and obesity).
Kou Tea also contains a rich source of minerals including Magnesium, Calcium, Copper, Potassium, Phosphorus and Manganese, Vitamins A, B1, C, E, K, P and Folic Acid as well as detoxifying alkaloids such as Theine, Theobromine and Theophyline. These ingredients are beneficial to the human heart and bone development as well as offering many other health benefits to the body.
Kou Tea also works as an anti-carcinogen. The ingredients help to destroy free radicals found within the cells that could lead to the development of cancer.
What Are the Ingredients?
The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that Green Tea increases metabolism – i.e. fat burn.
Green tea is also known to help remove harmful free radicals, from the body.
Studies have shown that White Tea inhibits the generation of new fat cells. It also stimulates fat removal.
Pu Erh Tea
Researchers at Fukuoka University showed that Pu-erh Tea promotes weight loss. It is also very good at lowering blood cholesterol levels and increasing blood circulation.
Researchers at Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center in Maryland, demonstrated that Oolong Tea helps increase calorie burn. Oolong tea drinkers burned 67 more calories a day than when they just drank water instead. Oolong Tea helped them to use energy faster and burn fat at a higher rate.
How Do You Use KouTea?
You can purchase boxes of KouTea from here.
- Boil some water and allow it to cool slightly to around 75-80 degrees celcius. You don’t want boiling water as this will destroy some of the beneficial nutrients in the tea and will also affect the taste.
- Add a KouTea bag to a cup of water.
- Allow the tea bag to steep in the cup for 3-4 minutes. Remove when the tea is a warm gold colour.
- The tea is now ready to drink.
- You can add honey or lemon for flavouring.
- You can re-use the tea bag for a second time. (Allow the teabag to completely dry before storing.)
There are many types of teas available on the market that are called ‘Dieting Tea’. However, usually, these are packs of single leaf tea, e.g. bags of Oolong Tea, or bags of Pu Erh Tea. Where KouTea is different is that the manufacturers have taken a selection of the best diet teas available and combined them into a single blend.
The result is an excellent tasting tea, but also one that offers a large range of health and diet benefits.
Not only that, but price wise, the tea is very competively priced. Yes, it is more expensive than black tea bought from the local supermarket – but diet teas are not common supermarket tea. Diet teas are more expensive.
However, with KouTea it’s possible to buy in bulk and really reduce the price a lot!