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    Does green tea have as much caffeine as coffee?

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    I have just given up coffee and started drinking Green Tea but someone said that Green Tea has almost as much caffeine as coffee. Surely that cant be. Does anyone know?
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  • Zoe Chapman

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    Hi Rochelle,



    When brewed, green tea has less caffeine than coffee. In its dry state, tea has more caffeine than coffee. That's where the confusion lies!

  • Narelle Smithers

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    Wow I never knew that! Rochelle I think Coffee in moderation has some health benefits so it shouldn't be ruled out, the same way as a glass of red wine and dark chocolate in moderation has health benefits….

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    Arlene is a registered practising dietitian, with a private practice in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney, and has built a strong business over the last ... View Profile

    Green tea appears to boost metabolism slightly, but nobody has documented that drinking it helps people to lose weight.  Only one published study, a Swiss trial conducted on 10 men, has tested the effect of green tea on metabolism.  Extrapolating the results of this research, if you drink 4-5 cups of green tea a day, you might burn an extra 60 calories, but that is not a lot.  It is about the same number of calories you’d burn in six minutes of jogging.  Part of the metabolism boost can be attributed to the caffeine in green tea, but results from the Swiss study suggest that some other substance is also at work, since green tea seems to increase metabolism slightly more than the equivalent amount of caffeine.  Although green tea itself isn’t  likely to stimulate weight loss, if you substitute the tea for lattes or juice, the calorie savings might help you slim down.

  • Tracey Brown

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    Hi Rochelle, i drink 3 to 4 cups of green tea everyday. I use tetley's decaffeinated green tea. tetleys is the only decaffeinated one i know of. I hope this helps

  • Rochelle @team healthshare

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    Thanks Tracey, that is great, I will go and buy some.

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