17 Jan 5 Fast Facts About Green Tea
This week on the blog, I thought I would write a fun little post about the benefits of drinking green tea. Most people are aware that green tea is healthy, but a lot of the time people don’t understand what it is about green tea that makes it so good for you. These five fast facts will help you understand the benefits of green tea a little more.
Green tea is very rich in antioxidants, which helps prevent the formation of free radicals. When free radicals form, they attack our cells, causing cell destruction, which accelerates ageing, and increases our risk of developing a number of illnesses, including cancer.
While green tea contains caffeine, it is in much lower quantities than that found in coffee. Drunk in the morning, Green tea and its caffeine can actually be a good thing. Consuming low levels of caffeine in the morning can aid in improving mental acuity, elevating mood and improving memory.
Green tea is very rich in antioxidants, which helps prevent the formation of free radicals
Green tea also contains metabolism boosting properties which increase the rate at which fat is metabolized within the body, which is said to aid weight loss.
Green tea has effects on Insulin in the body, and helps lower blood sugar levels, which can help reduce your risk of developing Type II Diabetes.
Green tea helps protect your brain against neurodegenerative illnesses, such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Studies on the effects of green tea, while in their early stages, show promising signs that the properties in green tea may have neuron protective qualities, which aid in reducing the risk of developing neurodegenerative conditions.
In addition to all of these benefits, Green Tea tastes great, and there are so many different varieties of Green Tea on the market, includes green tea blends. The blends are mixed with other herbal teas to provide a fruity flavour. As always, organic teas are best, but have a look around and find a Green Tea that works for you.