With the holidays over and the work resumed, it is time to get back on track. Some of us have surely gained a pound here or there from all the feasting, but not all of us are guilty as the holidays only come once every year! With all the good food you consumed, you must have cherished those wonderful meals with your families and friends, but, for sure, you do not want to keep any of the calories. Food is great when shared with your loved ones, but what if it starts to sit in your body for too long and does not get flushed out because of inactivity? You would not want to spend your next holiday in the hospital.
While feasting is great, it is better to try and balance things out by flushing out what you consume. This way, you would know that your body is in a healthy state no matter how much you eat and you would have less guilt when someone brings out a plate of your favorite dish! Some people like to hit the gym, while there are some who like to whip up recipes and concoctions to lose weight. In this listicle, we focus on tea concoctions you can make at home to help you flush out all those toxins and lose the weight you gained over the holidays.
When looking for a tea that you can drink to lose weight, the most important ingredient you should look for is the tea’s diuretic properties that help in losing water weight. Most of the time, we feel bloated just because of all the water in our body. Once we have flushed out those, we start to see a big difference in our physical figures. A dandelion tea has these properties, so you can take this tea as an option. It also has no calories so you would not feel bad drinking this tea a couple of times a day.
You can drink the dandelion tea before having your meals or incorporate it in your dishes to reduce the fat and cholesterol breakdown in your meals and make you feel full faster, thereby eating lesser. The dandelion tea is also an excellent detoxifier. It helps lower your body’s fat content and blood cholesterol.
To make, you can either boil a glass of water with the dandelion root or chop the dandelion root and boil in a pan for five to ten minutes before straining and drinking. You may also purchase pre-made dandelion tea bags from grocery stores.