Sippin’ it Green – 8 Health Benefits of Green Tea

Sippin’ it Green – 8 Health Benefits of Green Tea

Its time you turn over a new leaf and say, “Dear coffee, I ‘am breaking up with you. I ‘am leaving you for Green Tea. Don’t get mad, I’ll miss you!”

Yes, Green Tea promises to make your life better, and here are 8 proven reasons why you should switch to green tea.

Green tea helps you burn fat faster and improves physical performance.

Looking for a companion for your work out regime? Green tea it is. It improves metabolic rate, there by increasing fat burning in a short term.

It’s a memory booster, makes you smarter. You’re more likely to be a lot more productive.

Green tea contains less caffeine than coffee, but enough to produce an effect. It also contains the amino acid L-theanine, which can work synergistically with caffeine to improve brain function.

Does wonder to the appearance of your skin, promotes clear glowing skin.

It is loaded with polyphenols like flavonoids and catechins, which function as powerful antioxidants.  The catechins in green tea can actually make the skin more resistant to the effects of UV rays and therefore premature skin aging

Packed with antioxidants, it lowers various types of cancer.

According to the National Cancer Institute, the polyphenols in tea have been shown to decrease tumor growth in laboratory. The amount of tea required for cancer-preventive effects has also varied widely in studies – from 2- 10 cups per day

It is also widely thought to kill cancer cells in general without damaging the healthy tissue around them.

Reduces bad breath and improves oral health

Studies suggests that the chemical antioxidant “catechin” in tea can destroy bacteria and viruses that cause throat infections, dental caries and other dental conditions

Lowers cholesterol levels, hence reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease

Green tea’s powerful antioxidant, EGCG, is believed to inhibit the absorption of cholesterol from the large intestine.

Boosts immune system

Catechins are more powerful than vitamins C and E in halting oxidative damage to cells and appear to have other disease-fighting properties

Greatly reduces stress

Theanine is an amino acid naturally found in tea leaves. It is this substance that is thought to provide a relaxing and tranquilizing effect and be a great benefit to tea drinkers.





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