16. Kava Kava
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Kava kava helps get rid of disturbing thoughts. In one study, 120 mg kava kava daily for 6 weeks, used on the patients suffering from stress-induced insomnia. The results show a statistically significant improvement in the sleep process, duration of sleep and mood during wakefulness. When you’re anxious, your body is under stress. Therefore, anxiety is a powerful incentive for weight gain.
A recent study in «Eating and Weight Disorders» magazine noted that concerns – is “one of the most important factors associated with weight gain.” In fact, two-thirds of people with eating disorders suffer from anxiety. But the long-term consumption of enormous amounts of kava can cause toxic damage to the liver. Kava-kava should be only one component of a balanced scheme to combat obesity.
17. Puer Tea
This fermented Chinese tea can literally reduce the size of fat cells! In order to discover these abilities, Chinese researchers divided rats into five groups and fed them different diets for two months. Besides the control group was the group that was fed a lot of fat without tea, and three additional groups of rats that were fed a high-fat diet with different doses of the extract Puer tea. Researchers have found that tea significantly reduces the concentration of triglycerides (fat potentially dangerous blood) and fat in the abdominal area. Although tea can have different effects on different people, listed above is enough to understand that the time spent on preparing a steaming hot cup of tea worth it.
18. Fennel Tea
According to the research «Journal of Food Biochemistry» in 2015, the plant Foeniculum vulgare, which is more commonly known as fennel, has a pronounced anti-inflammatory properties. In folk medicine, it has long been used to treat flatulence and other gastrointestinal problems. Although the US National Institutes of Health did not confirm the effectiveness of fennel, German Commission E – the official government agency like the FDA, which is studying the properties of herbs – it says that the plant can be effective against flatulence.