What is healthier tea or coffee

The combination of caffeine / catechins in green tea is sometimes referred to, which has a reducing effect on fat digestion and fat absorption in the stomach and intestines.

In addition, green tea stimulates the metabolism, increases energy expenditure and inhibits certain enzymes.

The best green teas for weight loss include Sencha, Gyokuro and Bancha, although emphasis should be placed on variety. For weight loss purposes, three cups of green tea per day is recommended.

You can find more information about losing weight with green tea here: Lose weight with green tea

Matcha increases fat burning

If green tea powder (e.g. matcha and benifuuki) is taken 3 to 4 times a week, fat burning can be increased. Matcha is made by grinding green tea (mostly the tencha and gykuro teas) into the finest powder.

Matcha has a particularly invigorating effect on the body due to its high caffeine content, which is why we also speak of the "espresso effect". Unlike strong coffee, matcha has a relaxing effect at the same time and helps you lose weight in a healthy way. 1 to 1.5 teaspoons of matcha correspond to the amount of caffeine in an espresso.

When preparing matcha tea, 1 to 2 g of the powder are put into a matcha bowl, poured with 60 to 100 ml of hot water (maximum 80 ° C) and whipped with a bamboo whisk (Cha-sen) until foamy.

Benifuuki is a type of green tea that is now also available as a powdered tea. It is characterized by the high proportion of certain catechins and bitter substances and for this reason gets the metabolism going. But here, too, please always pay attention to high organic quality.

6. Green tea strengthens the heart

There are some studies that show that too much coffee can damage the heart. Green tea is different: cardiologists of the Heidelberg University Hospital published their study results on the therapeutic effects of green tea in the journal in 2013 Clinical Research in Cardiology released.

During the investigation, the researchers found that the daily consumption of two liters of green tea can prevent further heart damage in the case of hereditary and age-related forms of the incurable disease amyloidosis, in which heart failure occurs due to malformed proteins. (7)

But there are many other studies that show that green tea has a positive effect on the heart - one of the best known is the "Ohsaki Study" carried out in Japan and running for eleven years. (8th)

The subjects included 40,530 adults between the ages of 40 and 79 who drank at least five cups of green tea per day. In the male test participants, the death rate fell by 12 percent, in the female by 23 percent.

Green tea instead of coffee

Green tea has enormous health benefits, so switching from coffee to green tea is worthwhile for several reasons.

However, if you are iron deficient and / or take iron supplements, then you should be careful with both green tea and coffee, as both drinks can inhibit iron absorption. Read more about it here: Green Tea and Iron: A Bad Combination

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