Did you know that majority of your calories come from your daily snacks, not from your special occasion indulgences? Although it seem nearly impossible to stop your snack attacks, there is actually a simple solution: You can try drinking tea.
Tea contains antioxidants that help block blood sugar-raising enzymes and delay the absorption of glucose, according to research. The researchers note that their findings can benefit those people who are pre-diabetic, as glucose management plays an important role in their health.
But their insights may also benefit snackers and dieters looking to cut back. If the blood sugar levels remain stable, it can help ward off snacking.
Also past research noted that the brew can also increase the rate at which the body is able to bring levels of hunger-increasing stress hormones back to normal after an upsetting event.
Below are the Best Tea You Can Try to Stop Snacking:
Studies have proven that stress boosts the levels of the stress hormone, cortisol, which increases appetite and fat storage. While stress-eating snacks will not have a major effect on your waistline, regularly eating to relax, is a habit you should kick to the curb.
The next time the pressure gets the best of you, you can try brewing a pot of black tea. Studies have proven that the beverage can increase the rate at which your body is able to calm down, which also brings cortisol levels back to normal.
A bag of green tea contains EGCG, an antioxidant that boosts levels of CCK, a hunger-quelling hormone.
A Swedish study that studied green tea’s effect on hunger, divided up participants into two groups: The first group sipped water with their meal and the second group drank green tea.
Not only did the tea drinkers report less of desire to eat their favorite foods (even after 2 hours after sipping the brew), they found those foods to be less satisfying.
A study which was published in the Appetite journal found that people who inhale peppermint at least every 2 hours were not as hungry as non-sinnfers. Also they consumed 2,800 fewer calories throughout the week.
Also the study explain that the peppermint scent serves as a distraction from hunger pains and may evel help prevent false hunger cravings.
So the next time you crave for a snack, get yourself a cup of peppermint tea. This will help not only help you keep hunger and cravings at bay, but the water will also help to fill you up.
To prevent your snack attacks for good and start losing weight, you can try drinking three half-cup servings of tea daily. To ensure the hunger-fighting antioxidants have been extracted from the tea bag, let it steep in the water for about 30 minutes