Do you drink green tea? Yes, I know everyone has heard about the potential benefits of this beverage. After all, it has become all the new way of getting refreshed replacing the traditional caffeine containing tea or coffee. Well, I’m an avid green tea drinker and my family has also become a fan of green tea. And I can definitely claim the benefits of this super awesome tea. By the time, I have developed the taste for green tea and now I really like it. If you have been ignoring this bliss drink for the issue of taste, you’re being silly! Trust me, you will start liking it automatically as soon as you realize the health benefits of green tea and that refreshing feeling you experience after its consumption. It is like an inside bath of body as it flush out the toxins and makes you feel light and nice. The reason to drink green tea may be anything but yes, you should drink it everyday for maximum benefits. Just two glasses of green tea are so much more than this caffeine drinks or carbonated drinks. To satisfy your sweet tooth, one can add honey to it, which can reap other benefits too.
Why Green Tea?
Green Tea is made from the leaves of Camellia sinensis that have undergone minimal oxidation while processing and avoids fermentation process, which is the reason that green tea retains maximum amounts of antioxidants and poly-phenols that gives green tea, its many benefits. Green Tea has originated in China, but it has now become associated with many cultures throughout Asia. It has been used as a medicine for thousand of years and has multiple uses ranging from lowering blood pressure to fighting cancer.
While looking deeper into the advantages of green tea, I have enlisted some of the super awesome and amazing benefits of green tea, if you’re not aware of. So, go through them and surprise yourself.
Improves Dental Health and prevents tooth decay: It has been proved by various studies that chemical antioxidant “ catechin” in tea may inhibit the growth of bacteria and virus, which in turn lowers the risk of infection. It leads to improvement in dental health, reduced bad breath and lowers the risk of dental caries.
Lowers Blood Pressure: It can prove to be a perfect drink for people having problem of high blood pressure as regular consumption of green tea reduces the risk of high blood pressure.
Combats Depression: As green tea has such a refreshing effect, it helps in curing depression. Theanine is an amino acid naturally found in tea leaves which provides a relaxing and tranquilizing effect and can be great for tea drinkers.
Lowers the risk of various types of Cancer: Green tea is an excellent source of antioxidants and cancer develops due to oxidative damage and uncontrolled growth of cells. Green tea is thought to kill cancer cells without damaging the healthy tissue around them. Many observational studies have found that green tea drinkers are significantly less likely to develop various types of cancer as they have powerful antioxidants that may protect against cancer.
Helps in losing weight and prevents obesity: Some studies show that green tea leads to increased weight loss as it increases the metabolism. Green tea leads to decrease in body fat and is particularly effective in reducing abdominal fat. The poly-phenols in green tea boost levels of fat oxidation and the rate at which body converts food into calories.
Reduces cholesterol: Consumption of green tea reduces the level of bad cholesterol in the blood and improves the ratio of good and bad cholesterol. Thus, it lowers the risk of cardiovascular disease.
Lowers the risk of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s : Many studies have found that the “Catechin” compounds in green tea have various protective effects on neurons in animal models, potentially lowering the risk of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Green tea is said to delay the decay of cells caused by these diseases.
Lowers the risk of Diabetes: Green tea apparently helps insulin sensitivity and reduce blood sugar levels. It helps regulate glucose levels and prevent high insulin spikes and resulting fat storage. It may also lower the risk of developing type II diabetes in the long run.
Excellent for Skincare: Green Tea is an excellent potion for skin and helps in maintaining soft supple skin. Drinking green tea can make your skin shine. It also helps with wrinkles and signs of ageing because it has anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatory activities and is also rich in flavonoids. It also provides protection against sun damage.
Well, If we consider how much is apt for a day. You can say just one cup is enough for some days, but if you’re feeling anxiety or tired or want to enjoy its extra-benefits, there is no limit to the cups. You can consume from 2 to 5 cups a day and feel the refreshment and energy. Green Tea is the most preferable drink on the planet. These loaded bags of antioxidants and nutrients are much sought after option for maintaining good body with overloaded health benefits. In order to feel better, lose weight and to reap other benefits, you should consider making it a regular part of life. It is truly an Elixir of life.