Recipes based on herbs and foods to enjoy an herbal tea that can speed up your metabolism and promote weight loss: find out how to prepare them.
Thermogenesis is a particular metabolic process which consists in the production of heat by the body, especially in adipose and muscle tissue.
Metabolism , and therefore also the entity of thermogenesis, depend on genetic factors, but not only.
When your metabolism slows down, it’s hard to burn fat, so the needle on the scale gets stuck.
Here are some herbal teas recommended to speed up the metabolism and reduce the extra pounds.
Simple witch hazel infusion
- Characteristics: used centuries ago in Europe to decorate parks and gardens, also known as the “Sorcerer’s Hazel”, over time its remarkable medicinal properties have also been appreciated, already known and exploited by the American Indians, whose shamans used it during their ritual and propitiatory practices.
- Recipe: 1-2 g of chopped leaves or 1 teaspoon of bark powder in a little water. Boil a cup of water, leave to infuse for about 4 minutes, filter, pour over 150 ml of boiling water, leave to infuse for 10 minutes and filter again.
- Usage: drink a cup of hot infusion a couple of times a day. Better in the morning or in the afternoon, so as to stimulate the thyroid.
- Properties: astringent, antioxidant, promote circulation and are anti-cellulite.
Sweet orange herbal tea
- Characteristics: The orange generally shows a selective thermogenic activity, which helps to reduce body weight, but above all to improve the ratio between lean mass and fat mass. Orange, due to its energizing power, is perfect for those who want to lose weight, maintain energy and improve physical performance.
- Recipe: 5 spoons of star anise, 2 spoons of juniper berries, 2 spoons of sweet orange peel, a spoon of licorice root. Put a teaspoon of the mixture in 200 ml of cold water and bring to the boil. Turn off and leave to infuse for one minute. Filter, drink.
- Use: it is excellent in the morning for breakfast and as a snack, or when you crave sugary foods. It can also be taken for long periods. The ideal is to drink it for three weeks, take a week off and then start again.
- Properties: energizing, stimulating the metabolism, detoxifying, diuretic and calming.