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Tea, Is It Keto Friendly? Here’s What You Need To Know

Keto is diet a that’s a rage these days. It is known to put your body in a metabolic state ketosis, this happens when a person's diet involves drastically reducing your carbohydrate intake and replacing it with high-fat and adequate protein. The state of ketosis allows your body to be increasingly efficient at burning fat for energy, due to this Ketogenic diets offer several health benefits, the most popular one being helping one lose weight and improving overall health.

The reason why the Keto diet is gaining popularity is that the diet involves high levels of protein which avoids having to starve yourself or count calories. With Keto it's not about how much food you eat in a day but more about what you eat. Individuals who follow a keto diet, eat more of some food and avoid others. There are several keto-friendly foods and drinks but the question has always been if tea is on that list. Since Keto involves sticking to fewer carbohydrates, so if you drink your tea unsweetened it's definitely Keto friendly. Tea in fact is carb and calorie-free and a great addition to your Keto diet because it's rich in antioxidants and keeps you hydrated. So the next time you worry that your keto diet will be ruined with a sip of tea, fear not because it just might make you’re here Keto diet better.

Let us introduce you to three tea’s which when consumed on a Keto diet will not harm your diet but aid in building your body’s metabolism.

Matcha Green Tea- Healthier than green tea authentic Japanese matcha is a superfood and ten times healthier than green tea. It is calorie-free and is known to steadily boost your energy and enhance your body’s metabolic function. It is also a versatile ingredient and can be drunk either hot or iced and if you feel a little indulgent you can have a cheat day by adding some whipped cream as well. Another indulgent version would be a matcha latte made with a non-dairy milk substitute and a keto-friendly sweetener.

Rose Oolong Tea – A combination of Rose and Oolong tea is known to boost your body’s metabolism and aid weight loss. Though it has been long believed that the antioxidants in tea are responsible for aiding weight loss but researchers are now beginning to suggest that tea can enhance enzyme inhibition and the interactions of antioxidants with gut microbiota aid in weight loss capability.

Chamomile Herb Tea - A great way to enjoy a tea minus the caffeine are herbal teas. Chamomile tea for example is not only a great way to indulge yourself, stay hydrated and Chamomile tea has qualities that also help you get a good night’s sleep.

Teas To Avoid

While the above blends are keto-friendly there are a few blends that you need to avoid to maintain your keto diet. We have listed them for you,

  • Ready-to-drink teas

  • Instant teas

  • Regular milk teas including regular chai, bubble tea, etc

  • Commercial iced teas

  • Flavored teas with added sugar

  • Regular English Breakfast with milk and sugar

  • Tea with sugars

Hopefully, we have taken your worries away with tea being keto-friendly. So, next time you are on the keto diet and have a craving for tea you can go right ahead and indulge yourself.

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