Green tea has become a household name today and is highly appreciated by all. People have started including a cup of steaming hot cup to their daily routine to keep themselves healthy. Having a cup of this beverage instead of 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 it will help us lose weight with one mug daily. While, it’s true that it can help you shed weight, it is not a magical drink that will shed off the fats and extra weight without being physically active and eating healthy. There have been cases where people consume extra cups and wonder why they aren’t losing weight.
How Many Cups Of Green Tea Should You Consume?
There was one such friend who was worried that despite having green tea she was not shedding weight. I asked her about her meal pattern and her activities through the day. After listening to her, I realized that her meals were haywire and activity levels were low. 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 flavonoids and catechin, which act as powerful antioxidants in our body. Green tea has the power to fight with fat-fighting metabolism and helps in shedding extra fat from the body
While it is a super healthy drink, we need to make sure that we control the amount we consume. 2 to 3 medium cups of green tea in a day is good enough but try not to exceed it!
It also contains minimum amount of tannins and caffeine that can interfere with the iron absorption and decrease folic acid absorption – which is an important vitamin that helps decreases birth defects. So women who consume it should be careful about their intake.
Remember there are no shortcuts. Superfoods cannot guarantee a great body and a healthy life. The best way forward is to eat healthy, drink lots of water, rest well and keep yourself active!
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