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Which beverage contains more fat, tea or coffee?

May 27, 2020

Which beverage contains more fat, tea or coffee?

Green tea is very popular when it comes to organic health drinks. It aids in proper digestion, cancer prevention, weight loss, stress, and allergy relief. It is also associated with relaxation. Coffee also has great health benefits and aids in weight loss too same with tea. 

Green Tea, Coffee and Fat

Imagine seeing café vlogs, and then you want to get some milk, ice and whipping cream to quench your taste of green tea or coffee frappe, and then you snapped back in reality and remembered that you can still enjoy the delicious and calming green tea and coffee without the extra calories whether served hot or cold. For a great-tasting and sweeter green tea, drizzle a little honey or milk on it. 

Any tea and coffee itself do not make a person fat unless a combination or any of whipping cream, sugar, milk especially powdered and full creamed ones, pudding, and sugar were used. As a result, this drink will surely turn people fat. With overeating and not doing exercise or having a sedentary lifestyle, your unused energy will become fats, might become overweight, and will acquire a higher chance of getting diseases especially cardiovascular and digestive diseases.

According to the US National Institutes of Health 2011 meta-analysis, green tea helps in moderately reducing the bad cholesterol (LDL-cholesterol). You cannot exercise and burn the bad cholesterol off that is why green tea comes to the rescue.

While according to the 2001 meta-analysis of the American Journal of Epidemiology, diterpenes on coffee, also known as coffee oils, increases bad cholesterol. The reason for this is the raising effect of coffee oils leading to decreasing bile acids and neutral sterols.

Even though green tea is a water-based drink, it is amazing that this low-calorie drink contains many nutrients and benefits. Since it is unsweetened and aids in weight loss, many are wondering if which drink has more fat, coffee, or green tea?

The answer is either. Both coffee and tea contain 0g of fat, but which of the two does aid in fat and weight loss better?

Enjoying tea while aiming for fat loss

EGCG (a unique plant compound called as catechin) found in green tea boost some fat-burning hormones, shrinking down fat in the cell and then, move it into the bloodstream to make muscles more active. Since coffee does not have EGCG, green tea wins in this round.

Consuming tea makes you relax and calm. If you already ate your dinner and you still crave for a midnight snack, tea will help you make your tummy full and suppress your appetite.

To improve your digestive system and boost metabolism, it is best to drink after eating a meal. Eating a healthy diet, plenty of vegetables and regular exercise are still the most highly effective ways to have a successful fat and weight loss journey.


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