Tea is one of the most popular drinks in the world, and in our country it even tries to defend the first positions. According to some reports, only coffee loses, but only slightly. Many of us love to tea, and spend time with loved ones over a cup of aromatic and tasty drink. But what is the price of such gatherings? How can this affect the figure?
Types of tea and its benefits
There are a lot of kinds of tea - long leaf, granulated, packaged and even tiled. There are several varieties of tea, the most popular is green, black, white, etc. For sale is a product with various additives and flavors, for example, the popular bergamot. The composition of tea includes various substances - tanning, mineral (calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, sodium and fluorine), essential oils, organic acids, some vitamins (C, K, B1 - 3 and B5), etc. He has bactericidal action, and the higher the grade of tea, the higher its bactericidal action.
It is believed that green tea is more useful than black. This can be explained by the fact that during the production process, it is practically not processed, respectively, all the active and beneficial substances in it are stored completely.
Green tea can strengthen the immune system. Since it almost does not contain stimulants, will promote good sleep. Many drink this drink to relieve headaches. After a cup of green tea, vigor comes and the body is toned.
What is the calorie content of tea without sugar?
The caloric content of tea practically does not depend on the variety and type, if it comes in its pure form, i.e. without sugar, milk and other additives. The difference is small, so, for 100 g of brewed black tea there are 3-6 calories, while, as the brewed green, there are only 1. Such tea as “karkade” only 10 g of brewed flowers contains 10 calories.
For these reasons, tea is a unique drink that perfectly removes thirst, and in no way spoils the shape. But this is not where his positive qualities end. 100 g of tea contains many trace elements - calcium 495 mg, magnesium 440 mg, sodium 82 mg, potassium 2480 mg, phosphorus 824 mg.
Tea with sugar: energy value
Pure tea, with no additives, has practically no calories, but not many people prefer to drink it just like that. Most combine the drink with sugar, lemon, honey. And, therefore, its caloric content increases.
For people who count daily calories, it is very important to know the specific numbers. Adding just 1 tsp. sugar, caloric content increases to 30 - 35 kcal. Accordingly, 2h. l sugar and the amount of calories obtained increases to 60 - 70. Tea during the day, for example, with each meal - breakfast, lunch and dinner and 105 - 210 kcal already received. These figures for the triple adoption of tea, corresponds to a full meal.
With strict adherence to the diet and the inability to drink tea without sugar, you can use sugar substitutes. The taste will not suffer, but the energy value will not increase and will remain at the same minimum levels.
But the frequent use of sweeteners is not welcomed by many doctors. It is believed that almost all such food additives contain components harmful to health.
How many calories in tea with milk?
Caloric content of tea with milk, undoubtedly, increases. In 1 tbsp. l milk of average fat content, contains about 10 kcal. On average, the cup may be about 3 tbsp. l., and this is 30 kcal, plus 2 tsp. sugar, another 70 kcal.
Dairy products that are added to tea can be varied - cream, condensed milk, etc. Cream that is added to the drink, as a rule, has a high percentage of fat, in which case the caloric content of the portion will increase significantly, up to 75 kcal. And just 1 tsp. condensed milk about 40 kcal.
Tea is a popular and healthy drink, which is fully justified by its positive qualities and the absence of extra calories. But this is true only if we are talking about tea without adding sugar or milk. If you are on a diet, it is better to abandon these supplements and drink a simple freshly brewed drink.