Green tea has become one of the most consumed hot beverages in the world among all age groups. And, the gaining popularity of green tea is all because of the wide variety of health benefits including weight reduction, relieving anxiety and stress, enhancing brain function, regulating blood pressure and blood sugar levels, lessens menstrual cramps and promotes fertility to the drinkers who consume it regularly in the right dosage. Many people also attribute green tea to their weight loss because it improves metabolism, resulting in burning fat.
The ever-beneficial green tea, made from the plant “Camellia Sinensis”, is a storehouse of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. However, one should note that one cannot directly get all the mentioned health benefits of green tea in just a few cups. There is a recommended dosage of green tea according to the requirements that you need to follow and one should learn the right tips on how to properly drink green tea in order to acquire the maximum health benefits a green tea could offer. Therefore, we suggest having green tea in film form to acquire a consistent flavor and the exact dosage.
Below are a few guidelines of having green tea:
Green Tea shouldn’t be consumed empty stomach
Green teas yield beneficial results when it’s consumed after a meal because even the minimum content of caffeine and tannin can be harmful to the empty stomach as it can trigger the release of stomach acids. Therefore, make sure that you have eaten something in the morning before sipping the hot cuppa. Don’t confuse green tea with milk. Avoid consuming before going to bed Health experts often suggest that milk is good for consumption in the morning and is advisable to drink for quality sleep. But, green tea is the total opposite. The best time to drink green tea is actually between meals. Actually, green tea consumption depends upon the health benefit you want to achieve. If you are consuming green tea for weight loss, then you can drink it an hour before going to sleep. This will help you burn fat faster even while you are asleep.
Drink green tea in moderation if you’re pregnant
Several types of research have suggested that consuming more than 200 grams of caffeine increases the risks of miscarriage. So, be careful! Too much intake of green tea also increases caffeine consumption. Therefore, it is recommended for any pregnant women to take green tea in moderate amounts to avoid any unpleasant event.
Rinse your mouth after you drink green tea or brush your teeth
No doubt that green tea can help your teeth and bones become stronger but it can also cause discoloration of teeth. Green tea might leave a dark stain on your teeth if it’s consumed in the long-run. In order to avoid this, you can make it a habit to gargle water after you finish your cup of tea. You can even brush your teeth. This will help not to form any layer over your teeth and regain the natural colors of your teeth while continuously enjoying the benefits of your green tea.
Green Tea aids weights loss, but over-consumption won’t hasten the issue
It has been seen that people start consuming more cups of green tea if they have to lose weight. But as an excess of anything is harmful, similarly over-consumption of green tea can only do more damage than any good. Only Green tea does not magically burn all your extra fats away in just a short time. It can help; yes, but consuming green tea alone without proper exercise and a healthy diet from your end will leave it useless. You need to make certain modifications in your lifestyle and diet if you want quick result.
Sundeip Bhatia, Business Head, India, Shilpa Medicare, Hyderabad