What is Hibiscus flower tea?
Hibiscus tea is a herbal tea extracted from calices of hibiscus flower.
Calices are a part of the flower that protects the flower when it is a bud.
The beverage is popularly consumed in Iran, South America, Africa, Asia etc.
Hibiscus tea goes by the name ‘sour tea’ because of its tart flavor.
Usually, sugar is added to sweeten the beverage. 15-30% of the plant is made up of acids such as citric acid, malic acid and tartaric acid which is probably why the beverage has a sour taste.
It also contains vitamin C and minerals.
Ways Hibiscus Tea Helps in Weight Loss
Hibiscus tea can help in weight loss in several ways. Hibiscus extract is proven to prevent fat accumulation in the body thus reducing weight and waist to hip ratio. Hibiscus extract also helps in reducing cholesterol levels in the body. Hibiscus tea also helps in maintaining healthy carbohydrate metabolism, thus preventing weight gain.