Are you sure you are having green tea at the right time of the day? People drink it randomly for weight loss, thinking that its repetitive consumption would foster the process, but guys’, following a fashion blindly is akin to piercing thorns in your own coffin!
Green tea helps to improve metabolism and boost the body’s fat burning mechanism and helps you to keep fit. It also contains a powerful antioxidant called epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) which has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that help in fighting cancer, removing free radicals and unwanted toxic substances from the body. In addition, green tea contains other antioxidant compounds such as cate chins and poly-phenols that boost the immune system.
If you are into weight loss process have green tea after every meal but avoid it if you have sensitive stomach. Green tea is alkaline in nature and it stimulates the secretion of extra gastric acid.
“You might be unaware of the fact that having green tea early in morning on an empty stomach is dangerous for your health. It will lead to dehydration and will stimulate the release of gastric acid which can cause stomach infections and even ulcer.”
Green tea like other types of tea contains caffeine. The larger the quantity and longer you steep the tea in cup, larger would be the caffeine content in the green tea.
If you are having it after dinner, make sure you have it one hour before you sleep to prevent the caffeine from interfering with your sleep. It will burn fat even when you are asleep. However those who suffer from insomnia should avoid it at night.
The answer to the question for the best time to drink green tea depends upon the reason for which you are drinking green tea.
"If you are consuming it for weight loss, drink it with care or on the time advisable, for a little knowledge is a dangerous thing.”