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Natural and Home Remedies » Green tea - Myths and truth

Green tea is an ancient drink once known only to the Chinese and Japanese, now it has gained popularity across the world, beginning from Asia to the Western world. This refreshing drink is known to have many health benefits; however there is a lot of debate regarding the same. Researchers are still doing investigations to find the evidence for the benefits associated with this drink.

Myth 1: Green tea is caffeine free

The truth is that green tea contains a minimal amount of caffeine when compared to a cup of coffee.

Myth 2: Green tea burns fat

The truth is green tea helps to boost metabolism thereby aiding to weight loss by burning up calories. A right dose of green tea everyday, along with proper exercise and a balanced diet can benefit weight loss.

Myth 3: Green tea lowers blood sugar

Yes, green tea helps to regulate glucose in the body and prevents type 1 diabetes and slows the advancement for those who already have diabetes.

Myth 4: 10 cups of Green tea a day gives more health benefits

Three cups of green tea a day proves to give health benefits, however the drink should not exceed ten cups a day.

Myth 5: Decaffeinated green tea is better than regular green tea

The truth is that green tea is decaffeinated using some chemicals, therefore it loses many of its natural properties. Therefore, a regular green tea is better than a decaffeinated tea.

Myth 6: Green tea good during pregnancy

Due to the minimal amount of caffeine in green tea, this can be a substitute for a cup of coffee.   

Myth 7: Green tea healthier than black tea

Yes, green tea is considered as a better drink due to its high amount of antioxidant property when compared to black tea. Also, green tea is associated with many other health benefits.

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