I know what you’re thinking, I bring up Green Tea a lot. I’ll be honest, at first I didn’t like the taste of it and it took me quite some time to really enjoy drinking it. I knew I had to learn to like it – the health benefits are AWESOME. Truly, it’s one of the healthiest drinks in the world and now, I absolutely love it! You should too! Here’s why:
1. Green Tea boosts Metabolism
Green Tea naturally boosts your metabolism which is excellent for anyone wanting to maintain a healthy weight or even drop some pounds. It’s been proven that drinking 5 or more cups of green tea everyday will help you lose weight, (mostly around the stomach). Anything that boosts your metabolism is an excellent add to your daily routine.
2. Energy Boost!
Green Tea is caffeinated but lacks all the negative elements that most caffeinated drinks have. It will give you an energy boost without the “jitters” or that inevitable “crash” that comes with consuming energy drinks. Want a quick, healthy, natural energy boost? Green tea is where it’s at.
3. Reduces Inflammation/ Anti-Aging
Because green tea reduces inflammation in the body, it also has many anti-aging properties. It is great for your skin, keeping it’s natural elasticity which also helps ward off pesky wrinkles. Antioxidant: Check! Anti-Inflammatory: Check!
4. May Help People Suffering from Depression
Green Tea contains “Theanine”, an amino acid that has been proven to aid many people who suffer from depression. That particular amino acid is known to help boost a person’s mood and we could all use that know and then, (even those of us who don’t suffer from depression).
5. Great for Oral Health
Surprisingly, it’s also been proven that green tea is fantastic for oral health. Not only does it reduce inflammation in the gums, (that could be that cause of gum disease), it reduces the build up of plaque on the teeth and reduces that amount of icky bacteria in the mouth. It also helps combat bad breath and strengthens tooth enamel. After only recently learning this – it’s yet another reason why drinking green tea daily is a great thing for everyone! Plus, many believe that it even aids in cavity prevention.
6. Excellent source of Anti-oxidants
Keeping our immune systems in check is highly important to avoid getting the flu or other ailments. The Anti-oxidants in green tea boost your immunity.
7. Stimulates the Brain
We all want to keep our brain power at full working capacity. Green tea helps combat dementia, stimulates the memory, and aids in preventing Alzheimer’s disease. It also increases Serotonin and Dopamine! It also helps improve focus! Green Tea = Brain Health :).
8. Heart Friendly
Green tea is wonderful for the heart. It’s been proven to lower cholesterol & blood pressure. Not only that, but it helps maintain a healthy circulatory system!
9. Detoxifies the Body
Green Tea helps all those important organs in the body that push out toxins. Drinking green tea is a great, simple way to help your body perform its natural “detox” through the liver and other vital organs.
10. Prevents Cancer
Many studies have proven that Green Tea not only prevents cancer, but can slow the process of cancer cells reproducing within the body. Here is a very interesting article about cancer and tea from Cancer.gov.
More Benefits of Green Tea:
- Helps prevent diabetes
- Prevents Kidney Stones
- Aids the Digestive System
- Read even more on WebMD.
With ALL these benefits, it would be unwise to not take advantage of them. Want a longer, healthier life – Drink Green Tea! I cannot attest enough to how much better I feel, overall, after regularly drinking green tea. It’s truly an excellent, but incredibly easy, healthy life change that makes an enormous difference!
Green Tea is also considered a “Super Food” due to all of it’s benefits. Drinking Green Tea is awesome for your body, mind and spirit. Please take advantage of this incredible, natural drink 🙂
Please feel free to share and add any comments about your experiences with green tea in the comment section. 🙂
Disclaimer: I am not a doctor but I have collected this information from various studies and testimonials written by certified physicians.