Hibiscus Tea is made from hibiscus plant flowers. It tastes sweet and tarty. Here are some benefits of Hibiscus Teas for Weight Loss
Benefits of Hibiscus Tea
Hibiscus Tea Helps to lose weight and prevents fat accumulation: Hibiscus tea is able to reduce adipogenesis. This process consists of cell maturation in which the pre-adipocyte cells become mature adipocytes, and the more adipocytes, the more fat in the body.
Hibiscus tea is noted and recognized for its diuretic effect, so it also helps the prevent fluid retention. Quercetin is a flavonoid present in the Hibiscus Tea that helps to leads to Diuretic action of the tea.
Controls blood pressure:
A study revealed that hibiscus tea helps lower blood pressure. The study had 65 patients who had blood pressure levels reduced. Researchers estimate that the tea can act on blood pressure too. It consists of flavonoids that can lower an enzyme that causes blood pressure. The diuretic effect also lowers the pressure.
A study revealed that hibiscus tea consumption helps to reduce bad cholesterol, LDL and increase the good cholesterol, HDL. Hibiscus Tea was also helpful in decreasing the LDL cholesterol by 8% and increased HDL by 16.7%.
How to Prepare Hibiscus Tea
Try to warm it as little as possible to avoid losing the properties. Separate 200 ml of water, bring to a boil, turn off the heat and add 5 grams, the equivalent of a shallow teaspoon of the dried flower. Cover and let stand for 3 to 5 minutes. Then just stray and consume.
People who want to lose weight can combine hibiscus tea with a thermogenic tea like green tea or black tea (Here is a list of teas that help in weight loss). This is because the former will prevent fat from accumulating in the region of the abdomen and hips while the latter will be able to increase energy expenditure.