Carbohydrates in tea: 0.4g. And only 2 calories per cup.
That’s right. There is less than 1 carbohydrate in tea, and so few calories you don’t have to stress over counting them. You can burn them off just by breathing.
Of course, these numbers are from a plain cup of tea, with no milk or sweetener added. Anything you add to your tea may increase the carb and calorie count.
But compared to most beverages, tea is very low in both calories and carbs. Even a plain cup of black coffee has more than four times the calories as tea.
Tea is good for your health and your waistline…
Tea is cholesterol free.
Tea is naturally sugar free.
Studies show oolong tea may help with weight loss.
Black tea may help prevent cancer, osteoporosis, and heart attacks.
Tea contains no saturated fat.
Compared to soda, tea has the same energy boost with a lot more health benefits. It’s a win win!
Tea is a natural stimulant too…
Tea naturally contains caffeine. Compared to coffee, the caffeine in tea releases slowly, allowing it to have a longer effect.
The caffeine in tea stimulates your central nervous system and cardiovascular system, increasing alertness and focus while eliminating fatigue.
Due to its caffeine content, you may not want to drink a cup of tea right before bed or you might have trouble falling asleep.
If you’re sensitive to caffeine, you may want to limit how much tea you drink.
Otherwise, the carbohydrate and calorie content of tea makes it a good choice of beverage for whether you’re counting carbs or counting calories. That’s good news for everyone!
Drink up and be worry free!