The Perfect Way To Consume Green Tea

Green tea is advertised for it’s amazing health benefits. However, most of us don’t practice the correct way to consume green tea. Let’s look at some of the common mistakes which can be avoided while consuming green tea. We discuss the best time, best way to consume green tea and how much green tea should you consume.

Best time to consume green tea

  • 35 – 40 minutes pre / post workout
  • Green tea contains caffeine and EGCG
  • Drinking green tea pre workout assists in fat mabilisation
  • It makes the fat more accessible to burn
  • It also helps reduce fatigue and improves exercise performance
  • It takes 35 to 60 minutes for green tea to reach your bloodstream and than to reach your brain
  • Drinking green tea post workout helps boost metabolism
  • It contains powerful antioxidants that help fight exercise induced free radicals reducing inflammation and muscle soreness
  • 35 – 40 minutes post meals
  • It supports digestion
  • Drinking green time at this time helps maintain blood sugar
  • It helps relax stomach muscles
  • It assists speeding up metabolism
  • In between meals
  • Helps reduce cravings
  • You can combine it with citrus fruits to get more health benefits
  • You can also add a few drops of lemon juice in your green tea for increased benefits
  • It helps improve brain functioning
  • Having green tea in between meals can help alleviate your mood
  • It is good for the heart and is low calories

How to prepare the perfect cup of green tea ?

  • Don’t boil or overheat the tea
  • Add hot water on  top
  • Use two tsp to one tbsp leafy green tea per cup
  • Add seasonal spices
  • In summers add fennel, lemon grass, cardamom and mint etc in your green tea
  • In winters you can add spices like turmeric, cinnamon, black pepper and ginger etc
  • You must add some basil leaves in the green tea as it helps calm you down

When not to consume green tea

  • Avoid drinking green tea empty stomach as it may lead to acidity
  • Avoid drinking green tea with  any meal as tannins in the green tea can hinder absorption of certain essential nutrients
  • Avoid green tea pot sunset as it may interfere with your sleep making you feel restless at night
  • You should avoid green tea if you very dry skin

Which green tea is the best ?

  • Avoid using tea bags (they only contain dust particles and small useless particles)
  • Use leafy green tea to enjoy the full benefits
  • Organic matcha green tea contains ten times the antioxidants as compared to usual leafy green tea but it is also equally expensive as well

How much green tea in a day ?

  • Maximum limit of caffeine you should have in a day is 100 – 300 mg
  • One can safely have 80 – 100 mg in a day
  • Green tea contains about 30 mg caffene
  • You can safely consume 2 cups of green tea in a day. Even upto three cups a day are safe
  • Drinking too much green tea can dehydrate you
  • Increase your water intake to prevent the side effects from dehydration

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