Green tea



  • Anyone else a big advocate of green tea?

    Been doing some reading over the past few weeks about the benefits of green tea and in particular for slimming/shifting body fat and the antioxidants.

    Never been a tea drinker at all before - in fact I cringe at the thought of milk tea or even black tea but since last week I have been having 3 or 4 green teas at work each day (no sugar/milk of course) and its growing on me that's for sure.

    Has also meant I have cut down on my coffee intake which is a bonus. Now just 1 black coffee a day and that's pre-workout or with breakfast at home on the weekends.



  • Wife drinks plenty of different teas. I like the Raspberry one, cold. Just like cordial!!



  • I have started Green Tea, at present I have it with a cube of frozen lemon juice and half a spoon of honey...



  • Ooo some good ideas. Probably better than the flowery taste of green tea with jasmine.



  • haha, yeah when my wife got me some green tea sometime back they were the ones with Jasmine, which put me off it for a while...



  • Anyone else get constipation from green tea???

    I used to be regular as fuk (9am daily ) but now not so much. Putting it down to the green tea as its the only change in my diet.



  • I have had that issue since I started eating healthily!

    I used to be like clockwork, now, less so....


  • Banned

    Have tried to drink green tea but just don't like the stuff. Can drink it with sugar but that obviously kills the purpose of drinking it in the first place. I was trying to ween myself off coffee and was doing a damn good job of it until the wife goes and buys one of those fancy espresso machines. Can easily drink 4-5 shots of that a day now. Still, I guess thats better than lattes which are apparently major calorie bombs.



  • latte - 150 per cup I think. That from a story one of Ness's competitors was telling us at the last comp a few weekends ago taht we watched. She was dieting down and could not work out why she was not shedding the kilos. So shw wrote down everything she ate for a few days, and the 4 lattes a day, 600 calories were the killer. Especially when you're eating only about 12-1500 or some such!! Or meant to be!



  • [quote name='Rancid Schnitzel' timestamp='1335771699' post='283592']
    Have tried to drink green tea but just don't like the stuff. [b]Can drink it with sugar but that obviously kills the purpose of drinking it in the first place.[/b] I was trying to ween myself off coffee and was doing a damn good job of it until the wife goes and buys one of those fancy espresso machines. Can easily drink 4-5 shots of that a day now. Still, I guess thats better than lattes which are apparently major calorie bombs.
    [/quote]

    Try it with Manuka HOney, sure still sugars but better sugars

    I've tried some raspberry/loganberry/strawberry tea recently, was able to drink it 'straight' it smelt nice, but otherwise was pretty meh and and looking online the health benfits aint that great (except an urban myth that it helps with labour...)

    Also tried some lemon tea, had some honey and it was quite pleasant



  • we use honey to sweeten drinks when we are allowed to. Not in our lean down periods though. Or that artifical sweetner you can buy for cooking.



  • Hmmm I never have sugar in my coffee or tea. Must be tough as nails.


  • Banned

    [quote name='taniwharugby' timestamp='1335921230' post='283854']
    Try it with Manuka HOney, sure still sugars but better sugars

    I've tried some raspberry/loganberry/strawberry tea recently, was able to drink it 'straight' it smelt nice, but otherwise was pretty meh and and looking online the health benfits aint that great (except an urban myth that it helps with labour...)

    Also tried some lemon tea, had some honey and it was quite pleasant
    [/quote]

    Not sure if you can get that here in Norway. Considering the price in NZ it probably costs three times that here. Not big fan of the honey actually. Think I might have eaten too much of it as a kid.

    Those sugarine things arent too bad are they?



  • Green tea helps in burn fat and boosts metabolism,
    The recent study reported that
    3 – 5 cups of green tea per day can help you burn more than 70 calories per day,
    which amounts to 7 pounds per year...


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