Drinking 2-3 cups of green tea throughout the day can amaze you with its health benefits. In this post, you will know about the benefits of drinking green tea in the morning.
Before you read about those benefits in detail – here’s a short glimpse of all the main benefits you can get from drinking green tea in the morning:
Drinking green tea in the morning can help you boost your metabolism at the beginning of the day. A high metabolism rate helps in the fat-burning process. Green tea is also beneficial to add a natural glow to your skin and have anti-cavity properties.
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Best Time To Drink Green Tea In The Morning
It’s best to have your first cup of green tea 40 minutes to an hour after you wake up.
For most people, the best time to drink green tea is – between 8.30 – 11 am (assuming they wakeup in between 6.50 – 7.40 am.
Should you drink green tea in an empty stomach?
It’s recommended not to drink green tea on an empty stomach early in the morning. Some people reported it caused acidity in their stomach.
To test this out – I tried drinking green tea on an empty stomach for a week or so…
Personally, I always eat something light whether I’m having coffee or green tea in the morning.
During that week I was waking up at around 5.40 – 6.30 am. And at around 7 am, I drank two cups of green tea. Before that, all I consumed was filtered water 400 ml approx.
For me it was ok. I haven’t noticed any major issues or acidity problem most of the days. But one or two days there was a minor acidity problem. Now I can’t say it’s only because of drinking green tea on an empty stomach.
I found out that if you eat your dinner late at night or eat spicy food. When you wake up in the morning there’s already an acidity problem in your stomach. But you may not notice it at first.
Once you drink your green tea in the morning on an empty stomach – it can trigger acidity formation in your stomach. So, after some hours when you start to feel the stomach problem you may feel like – drinking green tea caused this.
The results may also vary if your blood is slightly alkaline or acidic.
If you follow a healthy lifestyle routine and maintain healthy eating then it’s less likely you will find any problem from drinking green tea in the morning empty stomach.
But for most people – to stay on the safer side – ‘eat something light’ if you want to drink green tea early morning.
10 Benefits Of Drinking Green Tea In The Morning
1. Boosts your metabolism & helps in fat burning processes.
Nowadays obesity is a common problem.
Most people in their late 20s and early 30s want to lose their body fat. Because of eating fast foods more often and living a less active lifestyle –
now gaining weight is not difficult. But maintaining a healthy weight & body fat is tough.
“About half of Americans say they’re trying to lose weight”source Time.
Drinking green tea in the morning increases the potential of your body to burn fat. It helps by increasing your metabolism rate. Which means you’ll burn more calories at rest and during work.
2. Better mental health and memory.
Drinking green tea in the morning results in better mental health and memory.
Green tea contains polyphenols that help our brain by giving a steady supply of glucose. Green tea also contains theanine, which acts as an anti-depressant. It can help to get relief from anxiety and stress.
3. Drinking green tea in the morning helps to prevent tooth decay.
Green tea leaves ( leaves Of Camilla Sinensis Plant ) have some anti-cavity properties which will help you to prevent tooth decay.
Drinking a cup of tea after eating sweets can help to prevent cavities by preventing plaque formation and inhibiting bacteria.
Drinking green tea in the morning is also good for keeping your mouth fresh.
4. Green tea helps to reduce blood pressure.
Regular consumption of green tea can help you to naturally lower your blood pressure and maintain – normal blood pressure level.
For better result drink four cups of green tea throughout the day.
5. Tones skin, hair, and muscles.
Green tea serves as a natural toner for the skin. It gives your skin a healthy glow by removing impurities.
Drinking green tea two times a day can benefit your body tissues and muscles.
Related: Benefits of drinking lemon water in the morning.
6. Drinking green tea decreases the risk of cancer.
Tea leaves are filled with many antioxidants. Especially there is a predominant of polyphenol in green tea. (EGCG, EGC, ECG, and EC).
These chemicals (EGCG and ECG) protect human cells from DNA damage caused by reactive oxygen species. Source.
So, drinking green tea can help you in lowering the risk of cancer.
7. Helps with asthma.
Caffeine and theophylline decrease the chances of an asthma attack for four hours after its consumption. Theophylline also used to make some pills to cure asthma.
Drinking green tea gives you relief from asthma naturally.
8. Green tea lowers cholesterol.
Drinking green tea will reduce your bad cholesterol level (LDL cholesterol) without harming your good cholesterol (HDL).
9. Green tea helps to prevent wrinkles & Combat Aging Signs
Because of its rich antioxidants, green tea helps to avoid skin ageing signs like, wrinkles, fine lines and reduces dark circles & puffy eyes.
10. Drinking green tea will strengthen your Immune System.
Because of its powerful antioxidants, drinking green tea in the morning can help you to strengthen your immune system.
Tip: To boost your immune system take some drops of raw honey with green tea. Take it two times a day, for better results.
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