As we all know, tea is a beloved beverage that comes in many forms- black, green, oolong, white, herbal, iced, etc. There are even some types of teas with added ingredients like milk or sugar!
But what if I tell you that there’s one type of tea that studies show will help you lose weight? And not only that, but you can make it yourself at home!
No, this isn’t a myth or a trick. This really works and you don’t need to spend lots of money on special supplements or diets. All you have to do is make your own pineapple tea and drink it daily.
So let’s talk about why this particular tea is so powerful for weight loss and how to make it correctly at home.
Why is pineapple tea good for your health?
Although some may consider it a dessert, fresh pineapple can be enjoyed as an afternoon pick-me-up or even breakfast. It’s also known for its weight loss potential due to its high potassium content. Potassium helps keep blood fluidity normal by helping rid your body of excess water.
Pineapple contains bromelain, a natural compound that aids in breaking down other molecules in the body. Bromelain works like an enzyme to do this, and studies show it can boost the effectiveness of other enzymes in your system.
It has been shown to reduce inflammation and aid digestion. This all contributes to healthier weight loss. The skin of pineapples are rich in vitamin A which promotes healthy skin growth.
What does the tea contain?
The most popular way to make pineapple tea is by mixing one part fresh or dried pineapples with two parts water and letting it sit for around ten minutes.
The glucose in the pineapple then reacts with of the lactic acid in the drink, creating a slightly sour liquid that helps reduce fat levels.
Some people also add cinnamon or ginger to give it an even more refreshing taste. You can now easily find recipes online or through community groups who have modified the recipe to be more authentic.
There are some theories about how this effect works, but none that have been confirmed just yet. It may improve digestion, help keep blood sugar level stable, or both.
Overall, giving your body a small amount of carbohydrates while lowering lipids (fats) can help you lose weight.
How can I make pineapple tea?
Add one cup of fresh or bottled water to a glass bowl. Muddle the pineapple in the mixture until it is broken down slightly.
Add two tablespoons of green tea (or white tea, coconut milk, or cream) and blend together thoroughly.
Stir in one tablespoon of raw honey and mix well.
Sip this delicious drink before putting it in the refrigerator for at least an hour. When you take it out, it will be ready to drink!
Your health does not stay healthy if you are hungry constantly. It is important to eat breakfast, but do not overdo it. This beverage is a great way to help balance your diet and reduce weight loss.
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Pineapple has many components which may have different effects. As such, there is no clear definition of what makes a “healthy” amount. Because of this, we recommend only using a couple of teaspoons of the powder per serving. We also suggest trying it out on a small patch of skin to see if it works for you first.
Can I drink all the pineapple tea?
While most people begin experimenting with herbal drinks at age 15 or so, when it comes to weight loss supplements, some start taking them at the advanced stage of wellness. Because they are not considered medicines, you do not have to be under the doctor’s care to use these products.
You can enjoy your daily dose of pineapples as part of your regular health regime without worrying about medication checks or potential side effects. However, we recommend that you talk to your doctor first before adding any new supplements to your routine.
Some may need additional testing or monitoring to make sure your blood is working correctly and you are not developing symptoms of anyone disease you might already have.
We also advise you to keep an eye on your weight while using this product because pineapple contains glucose which could potentially add calories to your diet.
What are the benefits of pineapple tea?
Recent studies show that adding purified coconut oil into your diet can help you lose weight. Coconut oil has been linked to improved skin health due to its antimicrobial properties, but it also may play a role in weight loss.
A review published in Nutrition & Diet Therapy found that eating one tablespoon (15 ml) of freshly squeezed lemon juice along with two tablespoons (30 ml) of virgin coconut oil every day helped study participants use up three-fourths of their daily calorie intake.
The researchers noted that both ingredients promote ketosis, which is a state of nutritional balance in which body tissues rely mostly on ketone bodies for energy instead of glucose. Ketones help preserve lean muscle mass while reducing hunger because they’re more stable than glucose as an source of fuel.
You may be familiar with ketones from drinking some plain water or using ketogenic foods like dried fruits and/or butter to make meals. Nutrient levels naturally decline during overweight states, so reestablishing a healthy balance by keto-loading is another way to feel better and lose weight.
What are some recipes that use pineapple tea?
One of the most popular ways to make pineapple tea is using fresh or canned pineapples. Simply cut off as much of the skin as you can, then add enough water so it covers the pineapple completely. Let it sit for about 10 minutes, then drain and discard the liquid. Add your favorite berry juice (we like strawberry) and mix together in a cup or mug.
You can now drink this delicious beverage plain or add toppings such as cinnamon, dried fruit, and/or flaked coconut. If you want it more sweetly flavored, you can also add sugar!
To ensure it’s good for you, be sure to check out our tips here for how to prepare pineapple with care.
Pineapple tea and weight loss
Many people talk about the health benefits of pineapple, but few know how to make it into a drink that actually works as an appetite suppressant and weight loss tool.
A recent study conducted at The University of Texas Health Science Center found that adding three tablespoons of fresh or dried pineapple to your daily diet may help you lose one-and-a half to two pounds per week!
That’s enough to see a difference in tone and shape of your body due to weight loss. And I should know — I have seen a lot of differences since starting my career as a fashion photographer more than 15 years ago.
I think we can all agree that looking better is a great way to feel better about yourself.
Pineapple tea and diabetes
Recent studies show that a specific type of tea may help reduce blood glucose levels in people with diabetes. The tea contains an ingredient called bromelain, which is a natural enzyme found in pineapples.
Bromelain can help your body use insulin more efficiently. Because individuals with diabetes have reduced effectiveness of their insulin, using extra insulin becomes important to regulate blood sugar.
You should be aware that although this particular ingredient has not been shown to cause weight loss directly, it may interfere with how well your body uses lipids (fats) for energy.
As you know, fats are our main source of fuel so losing the ability to use them effectively can result in weight gain. Therefore, bromelain may promote weight loss by limiting the amount of fat consumed.