I have written a lot about the importance of looking at how to optimise our body metabolism before looking at the food and drink that we may be eating. This avoids us falling into the calorie trap, where eating becomes a maths lesson (Calorie Counting) instead of optimising our health through what we eat.
One of the key points I think is useful is how to block fat absorption.
Yes, there are foods you can eat which actually block fat absorption and should be incorporated into our diet. In this email we want to explore one drink that does this.
Do you love having that hot drink in your hand while trying to drudge through our daily to-do list or just to start the day? A way to get through the working day. It can be difficult to reduce our caffeine intake and still get through the day.
Well, what if I was to tell you that there is a hot drink that is free of caffeine, keeps your hand warm AND blocks fat absorption!
Wouldn’t that be cool! It’s called…
There have been studies on this. In one they looked at 23 different plants to see which one could help in reducing obesity. Guess who won?
Hibiscus tea, you can read the study here https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26632284/
But did it actually lead to weight loss? Yes and although the weight loss was modest, with the added benefit of reducing caffeine, why not give it a go!
Just be careful not to drink too much, it contains a high manganese content and it has an impact on our teeth enamel.
So the next time you feel guilty about drinking too much caffeine or fatty foods, try a hibiscus tea. It tastes great, is super healthy and looks unusual with a sharp pink colour (great talking point!).