If you’re looking to renew your focus on healthy eating, our list of the most effective herbal teas for diet support should help.
Whether you’re looking to lose weight, support your fitness goals, or simply eat a bit more healthily, changing your diet can be a struggle. The world is full of temptations and hunger, stress, and food cravings can all derail your efforts to eat well.
While no magic pill can eliminate all the struggles of changing your diet, some herbs and spices can support your efforts and help you resist those unhealthy food choices.
And what better way to get those herbs and spices into your diet than drinking a delicious cup of herbal tea?
Many of us turn to herbal teas when we diet because they are low in calories, free from processed sugar, and help us get some more plant-based nutrients into our bodies. They help keep us hydrated and are just way more interesting to drink than plain water.
So, just sipping herbal tea during the day might help keep you feeling satisfied and support your diet efforts.
However, some herbal teas are better than others when it comes to focusing on healthy eating. To help you choose, here’s our list of the most effective herbal teas for diet support.
Best for… Resisting Cravings
Anyone who has ever tried to eat healthily knows how difficult it can be to resist food cravings. We’re surrounded by sugary, processed foods and finding the willpower to choose healthy alternatives can be tough, especially when you’re tired or stressed.
Fortunately, there are ways to make these temptations easier to fight. And one is choosing herbal tea ingredients that reduce food cravings and help us keep our focus on eating healthily.
Some options to look out for include:
- Green tea
- Cayenne pepper
- Garcinia cambogia
Best for… Fat Burning
If your diet aims include losing weight, then you might well be on the hunt for herbal teas that will help you burn fat faster.
Some herbs increase the rate at which our bodies burn fat, others reduce how much fat we absorb into our bodies, and others do both.
Some fat-burning herbs to keep an eye out for include:
- Green tea
Best for… Reaching Your Fitness Goals
Achieving your fitness aims means making sure your body is well-fuelled. So, your goals for your diet might include giving your body the nutrients it needs to perform well.
Most herbs are packed with antioxidants, which help to protect our bodies against oxidative stress – including that caused by exercise. Research shows the antioxidant content of some herbs can help us recover more quickly, while others give us more energy and improve our performance.
Look out for the following herbal teas to support your fitness goals:
- Green tea
Best for… Reducing Stress and Improving Sleep
Often, we set off on a diet with the best intentions, only to have our efforts derailed by a stressful day or a sleepless night. When we’re tired or stressed, it is harder for us to resist the urge to reach for sugary foods – our bodies crave the quick boost of energy, and our minds seek the dopamine hit that is released by eating sugar.
As a result, one of the best ways herbal teas can support your diet efforts is by soothing your mind and calming your body. As well as helping you cope with stress, this supports you in getting a better night’s sleep.
Choose these calming herbal teas for better sleep and a calmer mind:
- Valerian root
- Lemon balm
- Green tea
You’ve probably spotted green tea on each of these lists, so it will come as no surprise to hear that green tea is one of the best all-round herbal teas for diet support.
However, there’s no reason why you should miss out on the benefits of the other herbs on this list. We use green tea as a base for our NutraTrim blend, then add other herbs that boost your metabolism, reduce food cravings, and support your digestion.
You’ll find ginger, cinnamon, cayenne pepper, guarana, kelp, garcinia cambogia, and a wide range of other herbs in this tea, which is designed to support healthy weight management.