One of the best options for moms to lose extra weight is tea from the milk thistle plant. The plant is rich in silymarin, the substance that enhances the production of breast milk, causing more calories to be expended, favoring weight loss. What’s more, lemon balm, lime and chamomile also help mothers lose weight after giving birth.
Due to the thermogenic effect, teas with caffeine help to speed up metabolism and burn fat, among them, green tea, black tea and mate tea are highlighted. There are also teas with a diuretic effect on the list. They help to eliminate the swelling that remains in the body, among them are: rosemary, fennel, sandstone and horsetail. However, teas with these herbs cannot be consumed by breastfeeding women, as they can cause colic, insomnia and dehydration in the baby, in addition to a decrease in natural milk production.
Preparing the teas
milk thistle tea
To make this tea, you will need a teaspoon of milk thistle seeds and a cup of boiling water. Let it sit for a few minutes, strain and drink this infusion half an hour before your main meals.
lemon balm tea
To prepare lemongrass tea, just boil a liter of water for 30 grams of herb leaves and flowers. Leave to simmer for about 12 minutes, strain and add lemon when ingesting the drink. The indication for consumption is a small cup of tea, three times a day.
To make linden tea, just put a liter of water to boil. Next, just add two tablespoons of linden flowers. Turn off the heat and let it sit for about five minutes. Then just strain the drink and ingest. Have a cup of tea before main meals.
For every half liter of water, it is recommended to use a teaspoon of dried chamomile flowers and leaves. Bring the water to a boil and add the herb. Simmer for about five minutes and turn off the heat. Then, with the pan covered, allow it to cool for five to 10 minutes. Have a cup of the drink just before each meal.