Love it or hate it, you can NOT ignore tea, at least not in India. Some friends of mine who are tea fanatics have said that their love for chai, cha or chaya is something that can’t be explained in words. For them, chai is an emotion that doesn’t quite have any other ‘worthy’ match!
There’s nothing better than a piping hot cup of ‘adrak-wali’ chai or masala chai to start the day, and even though I am a committed coffee lover, I will unquestionably agree to this. However, the idea that chai isn’t healthy is a myth widely propagated these days, and this myth received a further boost with the entry of green tea into the market.
Green tea has definitely become very popular in the last few years. In case you are trying to lose weight or adopt healthier eating habits, it is something that most fitness freaks and health conscious folks would definitely recommend to you.
While many campaigns and research papers glorify the health benefits of green tea and how it can help lose weight, celebrity nutritionist Rujuta Diwekar begs to differ!
In a video uploaded recently, the Mumbai-based fitness guru whose clients include the likes of Kareena Kapoor and Alia Bhatt, particularly stresses on how green tea is excellent, but only for those who are in the business of selling it!
— Rujuta Diwekar (@RujutaDiwekar) November 19, 2018
“Sipping on green tea won’t make you thin like the Chinese. Eating dinner early at 5.30- 6 pm like them, will,” she had posted on Facebook.
Furthermore, Rujuta has taken to the social media space time and again to debunk myths that people have come to associate with the consumption of green tea and coffee and that, nothing beats the benefits possessed by our unassuming masala tea infused with ginger.
Questions that followers regularly ask Rujuta on Twitter are primarily about tea and coffee intake. While she recommends two to three cups of tea or coffee as perfectly fine on a day-to-day basis, she also adds different timings when one can entirely avoid consuming tea or coffee.
Chai/ coffee –to have or not to have – 1. When not to have chai/coffee?- first thing on waking up- last thing…
Additionally, it is time that you stop feeling guilty about adding sugar to your tea or coffee, as the WHO states that one can safely consume a maximum of 6 to 9 teaspoons of sugar per day.
So next time anyone tries to shame you about your masala or ginger tea obsession and recommends green tea, enlighten them and if you can, give them a cuppa too!
(Edited by Gayatri Mishra)