4 best times to drink green tea
TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – Green tea is one of the most popular healthy drinks. Unlike other varieties of tea, it does not undergo an oxidation process, which makes it healthier.
Green tea is also high in minerals, vitamins and has anti-inflammatory properties and reduces the risk of heart disease and certain types of cancer.
Quoting the Boldskyhere are the best times to drink green tea to get the most benefits.
1. Don’t drink too early in the morning
Drinking green tea on an empty stomach in the morning can have adverse effects on the liver due to its high content of catechins.
Green tea contains compounds called catechins, so the amount of green tea consumed should be controlled. The higher concentration of catechins can cause liver damage. Drink green tea in the morning around 10:00-11:00 p.m. or early in the evening.
2. Drink between meals
You can drink a cup of green tea between meals, for example, two hours before or after to maximize nutrient intake and iron absorption. If you have anemia, avoid drinking green tea with food.
3. Drink before exercise
Green tea may burn more fat because of the caffeine it contains. It can increase energy so you can exercise longer.
4. Two hours before bedtime
Green tea is not a drink before bed because the caffeine can disrupt your sleep. It contains the amino acid L-theanine which helps you wake up better and concentrate.
The best time to drink is two hours before bedtime as this is when metabolism is lowest and green tea can increase it.