You've read about the astonishing benefits of drinking green tea.
There's a gazillion research papers to back it all up.
You're convinced! Hurrah!
Now you're asking "How many cups of green tea should I drink a day?".
At this point, it is worth recognising there are two types of people in this world. Those who love drinking green tea, and those who would rather use their eyeball as a pin cushion.
The first group is reading this article wondering how many cups they can justifiably have before someone puts an end to their already-generous-green-tea-spend.
The second group is hoping they can down the minimum recommended dose in a shot glass. Or preferably, a pill.
The answer varies somewhat. Group two will be happier further down this article.
Green Tea Consumption and Serious Disease
Research found time and time again that there was a very strong link to green tea consumption and a reduced risk in getting such serious illnesses.
It is important to note that green tea was not used to treat any of the above diseases, nor did green tea consumption fully eliminate the risk of getting sick in the first place.
Across these articles, the range of green tea consumption resulting in a reduced risk of getting these diseases varied from around 3-6 cups of green tea per day.
Yes. Three to six cups of green tea. Per day.
All those in the first group rejoice. There's a green tea party that's just getting started and everyone's invited.
For those in the second group, you could always make a super-strong cup of green tea and chug it down with a can of Coke. You know who I'm talking to.
Green Tea Consumption and Abdominal Fat
We also came across a research article that found a link between green tea consumption and abdominal obesity risk.(9)
10,030 people between the age of 40 and 69 were recruited for the research and took part in a food frequency questionnaire.
The conclusion is super-encouraging for everyone. High consumption of green tea was associated with a 44% lower odds ratio for abdominal obesity.
High green tea consumption was defined as ≥4 cups/week.
Group two will be happier with this arrangement, no doubt.
Green Tea Tip:
If you're thinking about increasing your green tea consumption, make sure you buy a good quality, fresh green tea, like Jade Mist.
You can brew the same leaves twice for a second cup and get more bang for your buck.
And it still tastes delicious.