12 Best Pre And Post Workout Drinks: DIY Recipes To Improve Energy Levels

4. Green tea

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon green tea leaves
  • 1 cup water

How to prepare

  1. Pour a cup of water into a saucepan and let it boil.
  2. Turn off the burner and let the water cool for about 3 minutes.
  3. Add the green tea leaves and leave to infuse for 3 minutes.
  4. Strain the tea into a cup.

Why does it work ?

Green tea is loaded with antioxidants and a small amount of caffeine. Consuming it about an hour before exercising will give you energy and prevent you from feeling tired and hungry.

A study published in the Scandinavian Journal of Medicine – Science in Sports found that green tea extract improves exercise performance and increases the use of body fat during a workout.