The health benefits of green tea are proven throughout the years. It has been used as medicine in ancient China and around Asia. Christopher Ochner, PhD, research scientist in nutrition at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital, said that green tea is probably the healthiest thing (drink) he can think of.
1 It improves brain function. Looking for a natural way to boost your brain? Green tea is known as one of the most effective drinks to improve brain function. Unlike coffee, it does not contain high amount of caffeine but has enough to produce a response without side effects (such as jitters, fidgeting, and palpitation) that we experience when drinking coffee. Green tea is not just caffeine but is also composed of amino acid and L-theanine (an anti-depressant) Aside from all of these, it also lowers the risk of Alzheimer and Parkinson’s.
2 It is a good sun screen. Well, it actually helps in reducing damage to skin caused by exposure to sun, wrinkles, and other signs of aging because of their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
3 It helps lose weight. This wonder drink helps increase your metabolism. The polyphenol in green tea speeds up fat oxidation and the rate at which your body turns food into calories. “Green tea has thermogenic properties and promotes fat oxidation beyond that explained by its caffeine content per se,” said author of a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Dr. Adbul G. Dulloo.
4 It is good for the heart. Studies have shown how drinking green tea has more effects on the lining of the blood vessels by keeping them relaxed while developing it to withstand changes in blood pressure. A study by the Harvard Heart Letter reveals that Japanese adults who drank more than five cups daily are less likely to suffer from a heart attack or stroke.
A cup or so a day can keep the doctor away. Make it a habit to drink your green tea today!