When I was writing my book, “Are You A Monster or a Rock Star”, it was fun to discover all the ways green tea and caffeine DON’T play nice.
Yes, there’s caffeine in green tea so you COULD SAY they “coexist”, but sometimes the health benefits of caffeine (by itself) counteract the benefits of green tea (by itself).
For example, a review of 11 different trials with green tea showed catechins like EGCG significantly decreased body weight and helped people maintain weight loss.
However, the people that normally consumed more than 300 mg of caffeine per day didn’t get as big of an impact with their green tea treatment.
It’s as if caffeine intake interferes with green tea’s weight loss magic!
I’ve also shared a scientific study in which the combo of caffeine and theanine resulted in WORSE performance on cognitive function tests than caffeine alone: See [How do Caffeine Theanine Interactions Affect Mood and Attention?
There are a few ways caffeine and green tea DO work together and some ways people get the benefits of caffeine REGARDLESS of where it comes from. If this interests you, please check out (<- Library Pun) my book: “Are You A Monster or a Rock Star: A Guide to Energy Drinks”. Available on Amazon and Audible.
Stay tuned for next week’s book excerpt as we continue our page-by-page exploration through the Energy Drink Guide (now on Audible!!!).
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