Green Tea? Ew
That was the exact thought I had when I tried green tea for the first time.
But Green tea has sooo many benefits and it has been used as a medicine for thousands of years!
This magical tea came to be known thanks to our lovely China and has widely been used throughout Asia.
This beverage has multitude of uses from lowering blood pressure to preventing cancer. I know pretty crazy, but the MAIN reason that green tea has more health benefits attached to it is apparently due to the processing. Green tea avoids the process of fermentation and as a result, green tea keeps a maximum amount of antioxidants (it’s what gives green tea its many benefits).
Here’s a list of some of its amazing benefits
- Weight Loss. Green tea increases the metabolism (everyone knows this).
- Diabetes. Green tea apparently helps regulate glucose levels slowing the rise of blood sugar after eating.
- Heart Disease. Scientists think, green tea works on the lining of blood vessels, helping keep them stay relaxed and better able to withstand changes in blood pressure
- Esophageal Cancer. It can reduce the risk of esophageal cancer, but it is also widely thought to kill cancer cells in general just check out this site
- Cholesterol. Green tea reduces bad cholesterol in the blood so get to drinking and maybe even poor it on your cheerios!
- Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. It is said to delay the deterioration caused by Alzheimer’s! I’m not just making this stuff up check out this website.
- Tooth Decay. Studies suggests that the chemicals in green tea can destroy bacteria and viruses that cause throat infections, dental caries and other dental conditions. I knew drinking tea always made me healthier! (:
- Blood Pressure. Regular consumption of green tea is thought to reduce the risk of high blood pressure which goes hand in hand with cholesterol.
- Depression. Green tea provides a relaxing and tranquilizing effect which is a great benefit for many tea drinkers. I can attest to this!
- Anti-viral and Anti-bacterial. In some studies green tea has been shown to inhibit the spread of many diseases just check out the tooth story above!
- Skincare. Green tea can apparently also help with wrinkles and the signs of aging, Both animal and human studies have demonstrated that gren tea applied topically can reduce sun damage.
Now that I have shown you a little bit about green tea…in my next post I’ll talk about how to use green tea on your face!
Don’t miss out and stay healthy my fellow bloggers!