Nothing tends to be more refreshing than a full night’s sleep.
If you are struggling to get some decent kip then there is one easy suggestion that my just help.
And it also has the added bonus that it can help you lose weight as well.
The answer is a simple cup of tea.
So how does it work?
We store this fat around our middles in times of high and prolonged stress, reports Mirror Online.
Stress impacts our health in many ways, including how it can slow down our metabolism.
So, if you find you’re storing disproportionately more fat around your mid section, then one aspect of tackling this is to reduce your stress levels.
However, if you can get a good night’s sleep, this will help and one way to improve the quality of your sleep is to have a cup of tea before bed .
Any kid of tea?
Not diet teas, but certain types of herbal tea are known to be particularly effective for some people.
The best ones to go with are Rooibos, peppermint, Pu-er, chamomile and cinnamon.
But does it work?
Laurence Fountain, PT and founder of Salus London, previously told The Sun that “cortisol is gong to interfere with different hormonal effects.
“Firstly, it’s going to interfere with your thyroid – meaning it’s going to be very hard to burn fat when your cortisol is high. In fact, you’re going to be more likely to burn muscle.”
And secondly, “too much cortisol can also lead to an over-stimulation of the brain during sleep causing an increase of ghrelin – the hunger hormone, which is going to make it impossible for you to control your appetite and stay away from simple sugars and high-fat foods. ”