For its high content of flavonoids (antioxidants of vegetable origin), the green tea has many health benefits, medically recognized. This tea is the best dietary source of catechins, nutrients are more powerful than vitamin C and E to repair and reduce cell damage and combat diseases. However, there is a time of day when green tea is more powerful. Do you know what it is this time?
The best tea time
Have a cup of tea three times a day is a great way to consume antioxidants, according to the online site of the Harvard Medical School. To absorb as many catechins, tea should remain in the hot water for three to five minutes, and it is better if you consume freshly macerated tea.
The decaffeinated, bottled and instantaneous presentations of the green tea have less catechins than the green tea. The ideal time to drink green tea is between meals, because it can prevent the absorption of iron that fruits and vegetables contain. If you prefer tea at lunch or breakfast, add lemon or milk to solve this problem. Avoid drinking green tea at least two hours before bedtime to avoid insomnia.
Studies showing a relationship between drinking green tea and reduced risk of various types of cancer, including skin, breast, lung, colon, esophagus and bladder.