Benefits of consuming green tea with lemonGreen tea, as you know, is one of the most consumed beverage in the world. Its natural source of antioxidants and other phytonutrients makes it very suitable to consume 2 to 3 cups a day.
Now, it is common that in the morning, to further enhance its effects, green tea add some lemon juice and a tablespoon of honey. Thus, we get an energy drink with optimal benefits for our overall health.
Green tea with lemon, an alkaline remedyDrinking green tea with lemon improves our digestion and promotes proper absorption of nutrients. According to a study published in the journal Purdue University , something as simple as adding the juice of half a lemon can help us on:
- Green tea improves benefits after adding of vitamin C of lemons.
- Lemon makes catechins present in green tea is not volatilize to the stomach, but create an alkaline environment that takes care of many of our basic functions.
- If we get used to drink green tea with lemon on an empty stomach, we strengthen further this process, since catechins, far from biodegrade, reach the intestine to debug and facilitate the absorption of nutrients.
- Another fact that we must consider is that while the compounds present in tea can inhibit the absorption of iron from food, if we add lemon tea effects are reversed .
Green tea with lemon, good for weight loss
Green tea with lemon can be a good complement to facilitate the loss of body fat .
Thanks to the high content of antioxidants, flavonoids and especially of a compound found in green tea called epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), allows us to take care of our heart and reduce fat accumulation .
According to a study published in February 2013 in the Journal of Medicinal Food , drink two cups a day of green tea with lemon helps to lose body weight , provided that, yes, we accompany a balanced diet and some exercise.
Green tea with honey ... and a little lemon juice
What we said initially: add a teaspoon of honey (7.5 g) enhances the natural properties of green tea and lemon. This remedy will be more "powerful" if taken on an empty stomach.
Honey is an incredible source of vitamins A, B and C, antioxidants, and minerals like magnesium , potassium, calcium, iron, copper and zinc.
As data to take into account, that experts recommend consume darker honey as, for example, rosemary honey It is rich in antioxidants and antibiotic properties: ideal for fighting colds and flu.
How to prepare green tea with lemon
1 teaspoon of dried green tea leaves (5 g)
½ lemon juice
1 teaspoon rosemary honey (7.5 g)
1 glass of water (200ml)
It is very simple. As always recommend when making tea, will always be more suitable to make tea with a teapot ceramic or clay, never aluminum .
Begin heating the glass of water. Once reaches boiling, add those teaspoon of green tea (or bag ready to infuse).
Let the fire is about 15 minutes, allowed to stand after another 5, then strain the content and serve in your favorite mug.
Already in the cup, you only need to add the juice of half a lemon ( or the amount that is adequate for you) . Sweetened with a little honey and always take in morning time.
You will see how your body and note how it becomes your best ally at morning.