Green tea is an amazing weight loss tea and all the health and weight conscious people are crazy for it. It doesn’t taste that good, but it is favourite among weight conscious people out there, including me. After all, to gain something you need to sacrifice on something. Green tea contains a high amount of antioxidants as well as enzymes, amino acids, and phytochemicals like polyphenols. It also has B vitamins, foliate, manganese, potassium, magnesium and caffeine.
How can you be sure if you are getting all the green tea benefits by simply drinking it? You cannot simply just get up and have green tea anytime of the day; if you want to reap all the benefits, you need to be aware of the right ways and time to have a cup of this anti-oxidant rich drink. Read on to know about the best times to drink green tea:
It is always recommended to have something healthy in the morning since our body readily accepts food in the morning as it starves in the night. But, do not take your tea very early in the morning on an empty stomach as the caffeine in it can lead to dehydration. This could stimulate the release of gastric acid which can cause stomach upset or even ulcers. Have a healthy breakfast and follow up with green tea.
BEFORE GOING TO BED
If you are drinking green tea in order to lose weight, the best time to drink it is 2 hours before you hit the bed. Drinking green tea before bedtime will help you burn fat while you are asleep and it will be just the green tea working and nothing else since you do not eat anything at night. However, if you do not intend to take green tea for weight loss, you may discover that the caffeine content may affect your ability to sleep. In this case, you should avoid taking it just before going to sleep at night. UNUSUAL WAYS TO USE GREEN TEA FOR BEAUTY AND HOME
HALF AN HOUR BEFORE EXERCISE
Drink green tea at least half an hour before exercise. It has been found that green tea can improve your performance level and help you to last longer. It will help you to lose weight and burn fat!
AN HOUR BEFORE OR AFTER MEALS
A lot of people have a habit of drinking green tea after meals. Drinking green tea immediately after meals can inhibit nutrient absorption which is caused by the caffeine and tannins in green tea that act as an obstruction. You may have your green tea 45 mins-1 hour before or after your meals. SLIMMING CINNAMON GREEN TEA RECIPE
DILUTED GREEN TEA THROUGHOUT THE DAY
If you want to detox your body using green tea, you need to have little sips of it throughout the day. Green tea’s detoxing properties works slow and you need to have it little by little to reap all the benefits. If you gulp it down in one go, it won’t really detox and simply go out of the body in the form of urine. Brew a strong cup of green tea and let it cool down. Fill 1 bottle with water and add green tea to it. Sip this water throughout the day. This way you also drink 1 liter of water which is half of what is recommended so you can drink 1 liter of plain water in between.