Health Benefits of Green Lemon Tea
Green lemon tea is one of the world’s most widely consumed beverages, is a delicious source of antioxidants and other phytonutrients, making it easy to obtain the 2 to 3 cups per day recommended for optimal intake of its health-giving polyphenols. With lemon and honey, a classic blending of complementary flavors, green tea can be a soothing hot beverage or an energizing iced refreshment. The combination also offers particular health benefits.
Drinking green tea with lemon improves the health benefits of the tea, brings out green tea’s antioxidants, making them more available for your body to absorb. Catechins, which prefer the acid environment of the stomach, become degraded in more alkaline conditions of the small and large intestine, where nutrient absorption takes place. Lemon juice can increase the amount of catechins your body extracts from green tea by up to six times. While compounds in tea can inhibit iron absorption from foods in your diet, drinking your green tea with lemon reduces that effect.