I’ve been drinking Green Tea for over 10 years and 4 years ago I gave up coffee completely! Here are some of the reasons I love Green Tea and recommend my clients give it a try.
There has been an influx of media coverage about the health benefits of green tea. Most green tea enthusiasts may base their opinions on green tea and their own experiences with the beverage. In China, people have been drinking green tea for thousands of years due to its miracle-working abilities. Green tea has been used by the Chinese for also treating minor headaches to much larger matters such as preventing cancer. Many health studies are beginning to shine some light on the facets and benefits of green tea.
The high concentration of polyphenols in green tea helps to oxidise fat and encourage thermogenesis. Thermogenesis in the body is the rate at which the body burns calories. Green tea results in an increase in energy which raises the metabolism, therefore, more weight can be lost than normal. As a morning beverage, green tea has a small number of calories compared to most other sugary-laden beverages. The constant barrage of coffee as most peoples’ morning beverage results in a higher amount of daily calories (and stress levels) compared to green tea as a beverage in the morning. A substitution of green tea instead of reaching for a cup of creamy coffee will make a big difference to your waistline.
Green tea may also be a possible solution for all those suffering from conditions of high cholesterol. Green tea has been linked to lowering cholesterol levels, especially LDL cholesterol and prevents the occurrence of blood clots in the body. The LDL cholesterol flows through the liver and cells forming heavy deposits on artery walls. The catechins in green tea help to decrease the amount of bad cholesterol. Also, the catechins help to maintain healthy good cholesterol to bad cholesterol ratio improving the overall health of the body.
Possibility of preventing Cancer
Studies inform us that the antioxidants in green tea help eliminate free radicals that plague the body. These free radicals can not only cause aging but are also linked to cancer. The polyphenols of green tea constantly search for free radicals and they prevent the formation of unstable oxygen molecules in a process known as oxidation. This oxidation damages healthy cells of the body and has been linked to illnesses like cancer, heart disease, and even strokes. The polyphenols in green tea prevent the birth of abnormal cells, and inflammation, and destroy most cancer-causing agents.
Get yourself some Green Tea!
A couple of cups of tea in addition to your normal daily beverage will greatly decrease the risk of any bad conditions. Invest in some good quality Green tea and get sipping!