Green Tea Benefits
Green Tea is made from unfermented leaves and is consumed in many homes for its numerous health benefits. I first heard about Chinese green tea years ago. then I started discovering green tea from various brands. Some of the benefits of green tea are:
Promotes weight loss: It has been found to increase metabolism and promote fat burning. It contains a flavonoid called catechin which is an antioxidant. It also contains caffeine. Catechin helps in breaking down excess fat. While both caffeine and catechin can increase the amount of energy the body uses. Which can help to aid in weight loss.
Boosts brain function: This wonderful tea contains caffeine, which is a stimulant that can improve brain function and increase alertness. It also contains an amino acid called L-theanine, which has a calming effect and can help to reduce stress and anxiety.
High in antioxidants: Green tea is rich in antioxidants. It has the most powerful antioxidant called polyphenols, that help to protect the body from damage caused by free radicals. These antioxidants also help to reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as cancer, heart disease, and diabetes.
Improves dental health: Green tea contains catechins, which are compounds that have been found to inhibit the growth of bacteria that cause plaque and cavities.
Helps to regulate blood sugar levels: by improving insulin sensitivity and reducing blood sugar levels after meals.
Lowers the risk of heart disease: It’s been found to lower LDL cholesterol (the “bad” cholesterol) and triglycerides, both risk factors for heart disease.
Reduces the risk of certain cancers: It has been found to contain compounds that may help to reduce the risk of certain types of cancer, such as breast, lung, and prostate cancer.
Overall, it is a healthy and beneficial tea/drink that can help to improve your health and well-being. Do you use green tea in your home? How often do you drink it?
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