Melt Away Belly Fat and Improve Your Health by Drinking Tea

TeaWho would have thought that something as simple as tea would provide such a wide range of health benefits? Drinking tea has been shown to not only significantly support healthy cholesterols and blood pressure levels, but to benefit us where we really need it after the holidays--by helping support a healthy loss of weight, especially around the midsection. *

Besides being a tasty and healthy calorie-free drink, tea also cranks up your metabolism which aids in promoting a loss of belly fat.* Studies show that drinking at least 3 or 4 cups of tea, especially green tea, per day will help to flatten your tummy and trim your waistline—which is not only great for your figure, but also for your health. Make sure it's decaffeinated after noon so it doesn't affect your sleep.

Metabolism slows as we age and belly fat accumulates. How do you know if you have too much dangerous belly fat? Try this simple method to measure your waist size: circle a tape measure around your body at a level about one inch above your belly button. A waist circumference of over 35 inches for a woman or over 40 inches for a man is a serious health warning sign. However, an ideal waist circumference is not more than half of your height in inches; so if you are 5 feet, 6 inches tall (or 66 inches), your goal waist circumference is 33 inches or less. Why? Because excessive belly fat is one of the biggest sources of chronic inflammation that predisposes us to everything from diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease, to heart attack and stroke.

The high levels of antioxidants and other plant chemicals such as theaflavins and catechins (including EGCG) in tea appear to be responsible for the uniquely powerful health benefits, including the metabolism-cranking, belly-fat-burning effects.* The theanine in tea may also help improve mental acuity throughout the day.* Adding a slice or a squeeze of lemon to your tea will boost the antioxidant content. Learn to enjoy your tea unsweetened; both sugar and artificial sweeteners make it a less healthy beverage. Your abdominal fat may melt away if you substitute unsweetened green or black tea for sugary sodas and other sweet drinks.

As is so often the case, the challenge for many of us, especially for those of us who enjoy coffee, is drinking enough tea every day to reap all of its benefits. That's why CardioTabs created CardioTea, with just one capsule a day providing a unique formula of green tea catechins, theaflavins from black tea, theanine and EGCG that simultaneously boosts mood, energy and your metabolism.