A ketogenic diet (keto diet) is a diet that involves drastically reducing your carbohydrate intake and replacing it with fat, which puts your body in a metabolic state called ketosis. Once this is achieved, the body begins to become increasingly efficient at burning fat for energy.
Ketogenic diets thus offer a number of health benefits, the most popular ones usually aimed at helping one lose weight and improving overall health.
One of the reasons people love keto diets is because the high protein levels are so filling that you can lose weight without having to count calories or starve yourself. The question then becomes not so much how much you should consume but what exactly can you consume.There are a number of lists of keto friendly and non-keto friendly foods but the question we’ve been asked quite a few times is whether tea is keto friendly?
In short, pure, unsweetened tea is keto- friendly. Since tea is virtually carb and calorie free, it’s a great addition to a keto diet as it not only keeps you hydrated but being rich in antioxidants, packs a healthy punch.
Here are our top 3 teas that can be consumed while on a keto diet, which also aid in boosting your body’s metabolism thus speeding up the process.
Matcha Green Tea - A superfood known to be 10 times healthier than green tea, authentic Japanese Matcha is not only a great choice because it is calorie free, but it is known to steadily boost energy, improve performance and enhance metabolic function. Matcha can be had hot or iced or if you’re feeling a little indulgent, you can whip up a matcha latte with a non-dairy milk substitute and a keto friendly sweetener like stevia
Rose Oolong Tea- Oolong tea provides antioxidants that can help prevent any adverse side effects and the combination of Rose and Oolong is also known to boost the body’s metabolism, aiding in weight loss.
Chamomile Herb Tea- Herbal teas such as Chamomile being caffeine free are a great way to stay hydrated throughout the day. Chamomile also works as the perfect bedtime brew to help you get a good night’s sleep.
All in all, pure teas are a great addition to any keto diet and we at Tea Trunk strive to bring you the freshest quality tea sourced directly from farmers. Our teas are 100% natural with no added colours or flavours and definitely with no added sugar!