Yes, green tea is indeed a healthy beverage compared to sugary, caffeine-loaded drinks that claim to provide you with a booster shot of energy. And yes, we know that green tea has powerful antioxidants that promote a faster metabolism, or what gimmicky ads call “fat burning.” A study published on Healthline suggests that It can even reduce bad breath, guard against heart disease, and is known to show anti-ageing benefits. But how much green tea should be consumed and in what way, to avail all these glorious benefits daily?
Obviously, anything in excess is not good, and this includes green tea. So as you plan to order your monthly stock of green tea from an online tea shop in Gujarat, our tea sommeliers and in-house experts have a few words of advice and wisdom to share, about the ideal way to drink green tea every day.
Drink around 2 to 3 cups a day
Switching all your liquids with green tea is not advisable. Drinking numerous cups of green tea every 1-2 hours thinking it will fasten weight loss and the other benefits is not correct. Green tea comes packed with antioxidants, but also various natural plant-based compounds such as tannins and flavonoids. Excess consumption of these compounds can hinder iron absorption in your body, and if it gets worse it could also cause damage to the liver.
Think of green tea as a replacement to your daily chai. Once every morning and once in the evening, that is, ideally 2 or maximum 3 cups of green tea every day should be sufficient. Yes, that’s all it takes for the health benefits to kick in.
Never drink green tea on an empty stomach
One of the most commonly practised habits, which could be detrimental to one’s body, is beginning the day with a dose of caffeine, in the form of a strong cup of tea, coffee or even green tea before breakfast. We advise against this practice. Yes, even green tea should not be had on an empty stomach.
While it may give you the much needed impetus to kick-start the day, it can also cause an imbalance in the stomach acids, which could lead to stomach aches and nausea. Yes, the caffeine levels in the beverage will definitely make you alert and awake, it will also increase your anxiety levels.
We suggest you start your day with a glass of warm water and honey, followed by breakfast and then a cup of Tuvlita Lemon Tea along with it. You can buy lemon tea online in India on www.shoptulsi.com
Don't drink green tea right after your meals
Another common practice is to drink green tea right after or with meals. This can actually work against your body because drinking green tea immediately after meals can inhibit nutrient absorption. This means that whatever you eat is not absorbed properly as the caffeine and tannins act as an obstruction. And because of this, the gastric juices in your body can get diluted and could result in improper digestion of food. Ideally, you should be drinking your cup of green tea about 30 minutes before or after your meals.
Order your Tulvita Green Tea bags from Tulsi Tea’s online tea shop in Gujarat right away to get started.
Don’t reuse green tea bags
For tea-lovers, tea bags are a boon! Perfectly measured quantities of tea leaves and herbs ensured to get you the perfect, most flavourful cup of tea every time. But reusing these tea bags is a bad idea. Wet tea bags are prone to microbial infestation when they are put aside for a second usage. Additionally, the tea leaves in a used bag are left with reduced flavour and antioxidants once the tea is steeped the first time.
Moral of the story: always use a fresh tea bag every time you brew a cup!
Never drink green tea early in the morning or just before bed
Green tea contains a high concentration of catechins in them. Drinking a cup of green tea first thing early in the morning can have negative effects on the liver (psst, remember point number 2?). Additionally, the tannins in green tea can increase the acid levels in the stomach leading to stomach ache and make one feel nauseous. All of this may further lead to constipation too. And of course, drinking it right before bed would mean a night of tossing and turning thanks to the caffeine in the brew.
Our advice? Drink green tea in the morning around 10 AM and a second time around 4pm in the evening. Ideally switch your subah and shaam ki chai with a cup of green tea!