No time to do your grocery shopping? Just order them online. Hungry but stuck somewhere? Just order food delivery. With a simple click of your finger, door-to-door delivery has never been easier.
However, this accessibility is also what causes us to put on weight. The accessibility of food and convenience has triggered unhealthy eating habits, allowing us to consume and indulge in junk food and fat-saturated food.
According to World Health Organization, overweight or obesity is one of the world’s fastest growing health problems. Here are some key facts on obesity around the world, provided by WHO:
- Worldwide obesity has nearly tripled since 1975.
- 39% of adults aged 18 years and over were overweight in 2016.
- Most of the world's population live in countries where overweight and obesity kills more people than underweight.
- Obesity is preventable.
Did you know that being overweight increases your susceptibility to a larger amount of diseases? Some common problems faced by obese people are cardiovascular diseases (mainly heart disease and stroke), type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, etc.
How Does Pu-erh Tea Help with Weight Loss?
The processes that allow the body to convert food and drink into usable energy are collectively known as the metabolism. Pu-erh tea (Pu’er tea) contains a type of flavonoid known as catechin which is also an antioxidant, and is beneficial for increasing the body’s metabolism. Research suggests that this compound can not only speed up metabolism activity, but also help break down excess fat and at the same time, catechin and caffeine also increase the amount of energy the body uses.
A research was conducted on the people suffering from a metabolic syndrome where a comparison was drawn between the ones consuming Pu'er tea and other types of tea. The results of the study showed that the test group who drank Pu'er tea daily for three months were able to lose significantly more weight than the other groups. While Green tea is known to be effective for losing weight, Pu’er Green tea is a stronger and more effective version of it.
For the best outcome
You should follow some basic guidelines in order to lose weight by consuming Pu-erh tea. For effective results, it is suggested that a person should drink at least a cup of Pu’er tea 3 to 4 times a day. You may get better results if Pu’er in consumed after an hour of a meal or half an hour prior to exercise.
You must understand that only drinking Pu’er tea without any other effort to lose weight, may not bring you the desired outcome. Pu’er tea can only boost the weight loss process, but it is not the sole-solution. So, besides drinking Pu-erh tea, you have to eat healthy, maintain a proper diet, do regular exercise in order to lose your extra weight faster.
Check out our next article to find out how Pu’er tea can help preventing heart disease.