A beverage that’s easy to enjoy as you travel can help you manage your weight—here’s how it works.

People who regularly drink caffeinated tea tend to have slimmer waistlines, according to a new research review published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Tea’s natural ingredients, such as catechins and caffeine, help increase a person’s natural energy expenditure. In addition, these compounds promote fat breakdown in the body. To reap these benefits, enjoy your favorite kind of caffeinated tea three times a day. Be smart with sweeteners—added calories can negate the benefit, so add as little as needed or go low- or no-calorie. And for best results, pair it with a healthy diet and exercise.

 

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