Seeking a way to boost your weight loss? Consider tea and Greek coffee, says Dr. Oz. He recommends the following teas for whittling your waistline and shedding pounds:
Oolong tea:This tea burns fat with its combo of caffeine and catechins. It boosts your metabolism for up to two hours after you drink it, and has polyphenols that block fat-building enzymes. An example: Foojoy Wuyi Mtn. Oolong (Wu Long) Weight Loss Tea.
Yerba mate tea has mateine. This ingredient increases your energy and improves weight loss by accelerating your metabolism. An example: Guayaki Traditional Mate Tea .
White tea contains ECGC, which helps with weight loss as well. It prevents new fat cells from forming. An example: Uncle Lee’s Tea Organic White Tea.
- Got a sweet tooth? Try licorice tea. An example: Yogi Egyptian Licorice Tea.
Can coffee fit into your low carb diet? Yes, as long as you’re careful about what you add. Go for cream and skip the sugar. To avoid the jitters, consider Greek coffee, which Dr. Mehmet Oz recently featured on his talk show.
Everyone’s looking for the fountain of youth. Now new research indicates that people who live to age 90 and longer in Greece may have discovered it – and it’s in their special brew of coffee. Analyzing the benefits of this joyful java version of the fountain of youth: Dr. Mehmet Oz, who featured heart-protective, super-potent Greek coffee on his April 23 show.
What makes Greek coffee more beneficial than that cup of Starbucks or generic grocery store brew: Its concentration and preparation, which provide you with more protective ingredients. (We’ve got the full recipe for you and where to buy information below.) It’s boiled, thereby extracting significantly more nutrients than filtered coffee, and made of finely ground Arabica coffee beans.
Bonus: One cup contains less caffeine, also benefiting your health. Greek coffee contains antioxidants, chlorogenic acid, polyphenols, lipid-soluble substances and multiple other healthy compounds, reducing your risk for diabetes, protecting your arteries and enhancing your immunity and health, asserts Dr. Oz. Ready to start brewing? Where to buy it: We found it online, available in various brands including Bravo Greek Coffee (click to order) and Loumidis Coffee (click to buy now). Follow the recipe below to sip from this antioxidant-rich fountain of youth.
Ingredients to make two cups
- 2 demitasse cups
- 2 tsp Greek coffee
- 2 cups of cold water
Note: If you don’t have a briki pot, use a small saucepan. Add the Greek coffee and water to the briki pot or saucepan. Stir 4 to 5 times to blend until the grounds are dissolved and then don’t stir again. Slowly bring to a boil. (Dr. Oz notes that according to one Greek superstition, the more bubbles that form as you boil your coffee, the more money will come to you.) When you see a ring of foam around the top, it is ready. Remove from heat to prevent from boiling over. Evenly divide the foam into the 2 cups and then fill with remaining brew. Wait to drink until the grounds have settled to the bottom. Because Greek coffee is very strong and rich, it is often served with a glass of water on the side to help cleanse the palette.