Green tea has been enjoyed for centuries and has been credited with everything from weight loss to improved energy. New research paints a clear picture as to how green tea affects weight loss and other potential benefits.
Drinking Green Tea Before Exercise
As it turns out, drinking green tea before exercise can help burn more calories and fat. A meta-analysis published in the March 2019 issue of the British Journal of Sports Medicine showed that drinking caffeine improves endurance, as well as strength, speed, power and jumping performance.
Even though green tea won't exactly make the pounds magically fall off, drinking green tea before a workout does have some benefits. In addition to the small caffeine kick that can help physical performance, a study in the November 2016 issue of the journal Phytomedicine showed that drinking green tea helped to decrease stress. No more stressing over your workout!
In addition to lower cholesterol and reduced appetite mentioned in the studies, green tea also has been shown to improved skin elasticity and tone, as well as give your immune system a boost. It also is chock full of antioxidants that help you stay healthy.