Benefits of Drinking Green Tea

Did you know that green tea is one of the healthiest teas and beverages you can drink?

It is considered to be an “anti-aging beverage.” You’ve probably heard a lot about the health benefits of green tea — loaded with antioxidants and nutrients that are great for your body and mind.

Some of the benefits include improved brain function, fat loss, a lower risk of cancer and many other impressive benefits.

If that sounds intriguing to you, keep reading! We have a lot more information about all the wonderful benefits that come from drinking green tea.

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Why green tea?

Green tea has been used as a medicine for thousands of years, and if you wondered where it started being used as a medicine as — you guessed it — China and Asia.

Because of how green tea is processed it has more health benefits than black tea.

Black tea is processed in a way that allows for fermentation whereas green tea’s processing avoids the fermentation process. As a result, green tea retains the maximum amount of antioxidants and poly-phenols the substances that give green tea its many benefits.

Benefits of Drinking Green Tea

Improve Brain Function

Green tea does more than just keep you awake and give you a boost of energy. It can make you a lot smarter than you are. Wonder how? The key ingredient in green tea is caffeine, which is also a stimulant.

Green tea doesn’t contain as much as coffee does, but it is enough to give you a boost of energy without getting jittery as you would from a cup of coffee.

Caffeine has been studied thoroughly before and consistently leads to improvements in various aspects of brain function, including improved mood, vigilance, reaction time and memory

However, green tea contains more than just caffeine. It also has the amino acid L-theanine, which is able to cross the blood-brain barrier.

Many people report having more stable energy and being much more productive when they drink green tea, compared to coffee.

Weight Loss

Green tea increases metabolism. The polyphenol found in green tea works to intensify levels of fat oxidation and the rate at which your body turns food into calories. 

Fights Acne

A study recently showed that even a mild dose of green tea’s antimicrobial and antioxidant compounds erased almost two-thirds of acne from people with mild to moderate acne when used twice daily for six weeks.

All you need to do is make a cup of green tea. It can be hot or cold. Then. simply use it as a face wash or make a tea bag with loose leaf tea and these tea bags and lay it directly on the affected area.

The tea will help detox the infected area causing the pimples to decrease.

Helps With Aches and Pains

To cut down on aches and pains, try to sip four cups of green tea a day. The tea contains quercetin, a chemical compound that acts as a powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant.

Other research has found that tea’s polyphenols—antioxidant properties—are also anti-inflammatory and improve arthritis-related immune responses.

Can Help With Tooth Decay

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

How Much Green Tea Should I Be Drinking?

There is much debate on how much green tea you should be drinking. They know for sure that 1 cup of green tea is not enough. Some say that 2 cups per day is good, and then some say that 5 cups will do it.

Of course, if you choose a green tea that has other ingredients in it as well such as ginger, honey, and more, that is just more added health benefits.

Finally

Be sure and do your own research about the teas you drink to learn about all the benefits that drinking tea can do for your body.

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