In the world of dietary choices, beverages play a crucial role. What we drink can greatly affect our health. While sweetened drinks have often been criticized for contributing to weight gain, there’s an unexpected twist when it comes to weight loss, especially for those over 40.
Lisa Richards, a nutritionist and author of the Candida Diet, shared her insights on a sweet beverage that can aid weight loss for those in their 40s and beyond. According to Richards, sweet green tea is a healthy and sweet drink that can help shed those extra pounds.
Sweet green tea stands out due to its unique combination of sweetness and earthy flavors. It’s rich in antioxidants, particularly catechins like EGCG, which have been linked to improved metabolism and fat burning. Adding natural sweetness, such as honey, to this tea can be a better alternative to sugary drinks, helping reduce cravings and manage calorie intake.
“While sweetened or flavored green tea contains added sugars or flavorings, they can make drinking green tea more enjoyable for those who don’t like plain green tea. When consumed mindfully and in moderation, these beverages can still provide metabolism-boosting benefits while satisfying sweet cravings,” explains Richards.
She emphasizes that green tea has a modest calorie count, especially when consumed without excessive sweetness, making it a helpful tool for controlling calorie intake. It can replace sugary beverages, aiding in calorie management.
Balance is crucial. Sweet green tea fits well within a healthy diet and an active lifestyle, providing a tasty and nutritious way to aid weight loss. Richards recommends paying attention to sugar levels, and you can naturally sweeten your homemade green tea with a teaspoon of organic honey.
Re-reported from the article originally published in SheFinds by Mariam Qayum