By Shahin Ghoreishi

Drinking green tea, which is packed with beneficial, health-enhancing properties, is also an enjoyable drink whether consumed hot or cold, but how much do we actually know about it?

Let’s  go through some typical questions about green tea.

  • Is the green tea helpful to lose weight?

This is the wrong question that many people ask about green tea. Green tea is one of the beverages that are popular these days. Some people drink it due to its characteristics and some of them drink it to lose weight. Now the question is whether drinking green tea may play a role in our daily fat and calorie intake? Would it be good to substitute it with the black tea?

Tea In the nutrition science is a valuable drink because of antioxidant properties and it is recommended to use but only on condition that it is used 2 to 3 cups a day and not more. In the other word, green tea or any other natural lipotropic beverage, can not have this feature alone to reduce the fat from the body and it is nothing but advertisement abuse. Average weight control, consumed calories per day and exercise at the same time of course is the best solution of controlling weight. Exercise and physical activity not only increases the body’s metabolism but also is extremely useful for the heart health, lungs and muscles.

  • Why is it useful for patients suffering heart problems?

One of the main causes of disease and heart attacks is high cholesterol levels of the blood in the human body. Green tea in addition to having vitamins A and C, which help reduce the extra cholesterol in the vascular and heart diseases such as heart attack, it slows down it somewhat. Green tea can also prevent heart disease but it has to be drunk correctly. We must care because all these properties are only reliable when the green tea is used sugar free and without any sweets.


  • When should we drink green tea?

The time of drinking tea is also very important. The issue that must be considered in this regard is the effect of tea on iron absorption. Many people assume that only black tea reduces iron absorption. But it is not true. Black and green tea both are influencing on iron absorption. The, solution is drinking tea at least one hour after the meal.  The caffeine amount varies between the different kinds of teas, there are stronger and weaker ones, it’s not adviseable to drink tea before going to bed.

As a final point, drinking green tea either leaf tea or bagged tea has a lot of benefits.  The tea found in tea bags usually consist of smaller pieces of tea leaves or tea fanning’s (also referred to as dusts) which may give a quicker brew, but lack the subtlety and full flavor of the larger loose leaf teas.

Drinking cold green tea in the summer time can be a refreshing cold beverage, we can put the tea bag in the glass of cool water and keep it for an hour in the refrigerator and then drink it. Try it. It’s fresh and delicious during the summer…

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