Green tea has become a household name today and is highly appreciated by all. People have started including a cup of steaming hot green tea to their daily routine to keep themselves active and fit.
Having a cup of green tea and exchanging it with your regular mug of coffee or tea will also reduce the amount of sugar that you have throughout the day.
However, there are several misconceptions that green tea will help us loose weight with one mug of tea daily. While, it’s true that green tea can help you shed your weight, it is not a magical mug that will shed off the fats and extra weight without being physically active and eating healthy.
Many come to me for advice saying I am having at least 3 to 4 cups of green tea yet not losing weight. Why? There was one such friend who was worried that despite having green tea she was not shedding weight.
I asked her about their meal pattern and her activities through the day. After listening to her I realised that her meals were hay wire and activity was very less. Her purpose behind having green tea was only for weight loss! Yes, Green tea helps you lose your weight but, at the same time we need to make sure that we are active and keeping our meals healthy.
Green tea is filled with POLYPHENOLS like flavanoids and catachin which act as powerful antioxidants in our body. Green tea has the power to fight with your fat-fighting metabolism and helps in shedding that extra fat from our body
Indeed Green tea is a super healthy drink but, we need to make sure that we do control its amount of intake, 2 to 3 medium cups of green tea in a day is good enough but try not to exceed it!
Green tea also contains minimum amount of tanins and caffeine and it can interfere with our iron absorption and decrease our folic acid absorption which is an important vitamin that helps decreases birth defects. So woman who consume green tea should be careful that they do not consume in excess.
Remember there are no short cuts of super foods to a great body and a healthy life. It’s simple: eat healthy, drink lots of water and keep yourself active.