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Losing weight is nearly always a favorite topic of conversation among friends or co-workers and a hot topic for news articles and advertisements.
Nearly everyone has their “favorite diet” or their “guaranteed weight loss” approach. Turn on the television and watch a few minutes—you are certain to see some celebrity touting this diet or that, this program or that program.  And, certainly, obesity is a serious problem for many people around the world.

Guarana (also known as Paullinia cupana) has also been shown to be effective for weight loss when combine with maté and damiana. Maté is a South American herb traditionally used to combat both mental and physical fatigue. Damiana grows in the Southwest US and has Generally Recognized As Safe status (GRAS) for use in foods in the US.
You can mix and match the teas to get the taste and the effects you are looking for.

For example, cinnamon tea may be a bit much for some people- as would cayenne tea! But, there is no reason not to add a pinch of cinnamon and a tinier pinch of cayenne or black pepper to your tea to spice it up even more! Some people love herbal teas—for others, it is more of an acquired taste. If you fall into the latter category, using the herb stevia to sweeten the tea may be a good choice.


These teas have other added attractions as well. Ginger tea, for example, is used to treat nausea and vomiting in pregnancy and post-operative nausea. It has been used traditionally for stomach and intestinal disorders. Dandelion leaf tea has been traditionally used for clearing the kidney and to treat Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs) , while the root is used as a liver tonic and as an anti-inflammatory agent. Cinnamon will also help control your blood sugar levels.

So, enjoy your weight loss teas—but for best results, make sure you combine these with a solid diet and an exercise program—that will also help you keep the weight off!

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