What shall we call it? Green tea or liquid gold? The leaves of the plant Camellia sinensis gives us the delicious Green tea, one of the healthiest tea in the world. It’s essentially the promising range of benefits that this tea has to offer that makes it one of the most widely consumed beverage.
Green tea gets its name from the magnificent emerald green color and has gained immense popularity in the world of teas, thanks to the polyphenols! Polyphenols (catechins) are abundantly found in Green tea because this tea is less processed than the other teas like Black tea or Oolong tea. They act as very good antioxidants. Antioxidants are known to be an important part of the diet because it protects the body against diseases by boosting immunity.
Isn’t it high time we start prioritizing our health above anything else? Isn’t it high time we start replacing our ordinary tea with Green tea? We’d say so! After knowing about the benefits that Green tea has in store for us, let’s see the consequences of customizing our beloved cup.
Ever wondered, what would happen if you brew a cup of green tea with a lemon tinge? Lemon provides a huge range of health benefits. It contains many important nutrients, like phenolic antioxidants, flavonoids, vitamin C, and carotenes (vitamin A antioxidant) that makes this tea a constant hit among tea lovers.
As we already know, Green tea or ‘liquid gold’ offers numerous health benefits, adding lemon to it would be like a synergistic effect in the domain of health benefits. Green tea and lemon together make a drink that is rich in medicinal properties, offering your body all the care and attention that it deserves while also enhancing the taste. Isn’t it like a bonanza offer?
The many health benefits of Lemon Green tea!
Adding a dash of fresh lemon juice to your tea will make an excellent detoxifying drink, a drink that will help your body to expel out the toxins providing nutrition alongside. Both Green tea and lemon top the priority list of all dieters because they are full of fat-burning properties.
Green tea has antioxidants that fight off the free radicals, hence imparting several benefits like soothing irritated skin, preventing fine lines, wrinkles through its anti-aging properties. Together, these two ingredients provide anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties to ward off harmful micro-organisms.
Lemon happens to be a very rich source of Vitamin C. The health benefits include lowering the risk of heart diseases, preventing asthma, treating diabetes. It also contains nutrients that help in weight loss. As mentioned, lemon is a treasure-trove of vitamin C, which fights the free radicals besides detoxifying it, hence reduces the chances of excess weight gain.
The flavonoids and caffeine present in Green tea are also capable of boosting metabolism, thus supplementing the processing and breaking down of the fat much faster.
Isn’t it fascinating how this coupled recipe can help you achieve the physique you always had wanted to achieve? Trust us, it’s a boon for all of you who are looking for fast weight loss results. This drink is low in calories and high in nutrition!
A study has shown that people who consumed Lemon Green tea regularly, lost an average of 2.9 pounds over 12 weeks, without changing their diet. Another study showed that people who consumed about 4-6 cups of this tea daily for about 5 weeks shed a lot of body fat, also showed an improved RMR (Resting metabolic rate).
Investigations revealed that lemon juice can intensify the health benefits and effects of Green tea when consumed together. Green tea can be made more potent by adding lemon to it because lemon lets the antioxidants found in the tea linger in the system for a longer duration. Lemon can also enhance the catechin content.
To sum up, lemon enhances the absorption of polyphenols into our bodies. Interesting, isn’t it?
Let’s look at some of the established health benefits of our lit duo:
Aids in weight loss-
This drink can burn fat and increase the rate of metabolism significantly.
Lemon juice can boost the absorption of catechins in the body, making the antioxidants more accessible to us.
Helps boost heart health-
This drink burns down cholesterol (responsible for artery blockage).
Helps boost immunity-
Since the drink is rich in vitamin C, it shields the body from various pathogens and also helps them to fight them off.
Apart from these valuable benefits, the drink also eases the symptoms of diabetes, is great for skin and hair, can heal wounds quickly, and can also detoxify your body.
Woah! such an economical way of imparting such great benefits to your body.
How to prepare Lemon Green tea?
The recipe is extremely easy, with just the basic requirement of Green tea and lemon juice. You just need to add a few drops of lemon juice to the freshly prepared Green tea and voila! Sip it right up!
But, what if you don’t like the taste? Let’s customize our tea even more.
The next magical ingredient is honey. Honey can lend natural sweetness to the drink imparting a wonderful taste to our tea. Honey is also known to possess anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties along with being a natural cough suppressant. A cup of Green tea along with lemon and honey makes a zesty flavored drink. This trio makes a detoxifying drink that not only helps us fight infections, but is also potent enough to help us in shedding some extra kilos and stubborn fat.
Don’t you think, this drink is more than just a mere cup of tea? It is therapy. Nothing feels better than a hot cup of tea in the morning and we’d say this is a perfect pick! Unwind your senses, every morning as you surrender yourself to the magic, and the plethora of benefits – sip by sip!