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5 Benefits of drinking green tea every day
5 Benefits of drinking green tea every day
Would you be interested in a delicious and affordable way to improve your physical and mental health?
Sounds pretty good, right?
Well guess what. It's not just a fantasy.
By adding green tea to your diet and routine, you CAN enjoy the cheap and tasty way to put your health first.
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If you are interested in improving your health it is important to choose the supplements or alternative therapies that are best suited to your needs. But it doesn't take expensive supplements or endless pills to make a lasting change.
More and more people are turning to green tea to improve their health.
Here are just some amazing green tea facts for you to drink in.
- Green tea is low in caffeine. So you can enjoy your brew without worrying about the effects of over indulging - the perfect drink to practise mindfulness.
- Green tea contains the amino acid L-Theanine (?-glutamylethylamide), which promotes relaxation of the nervous system. So it helps you unwind after a tough day.
- Green tea does not go through a fermenting process. This makes it one of the least processed and most natural types of tea.
- Green tea isn't just good for humans, but for your plants too. Add some water and let your plants drink up to see them bloom too!
At the end of the day (which is coincidentally a good time to sit down with a cuppa) green tea is one of the best drinks you can choose to improve your wellness and improve your health.
5 life changing benefits of green tea
#1 - Helps with weight loss
Green tea can help speed up your metabolism which can lead to weight loss. The polyphenolic compounds that are found within green tea can help to stimulate the oxidation of fat and improve energy expenditure. When combined with exercise, green tea can have even more powerful effects and help you hit your weight loss and body positivity goals.
Tea Tip - Add a green tea to your post-yoga workout for even more weight loss benefits. Green tea reduces inflammation, boosts metabolism and improves the immune system, all of which will help you drop that excess weight.
#2 - Reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease
Green tea has been shown to have some incredible benefits when it comes to reducing cardiovascular disease. This is due to the reduction in levels of cholesterol, triglycerides, and LDL cholesterol. A detailed study of more than 40,000 people over an 11 year period found that those who drank 5 cups of green tea a day had a significantly reduced risk of cardiovascular disease compared to those who did not drink any. So drink up!
#3 - Boosts brain function
How many days a week do you find yourself feeling dazed and foggy? Especially when you hit that mid-afternoon wall. Green tea has been shown to boost to brain function - particularly the working memory. Drinking green tea has also been shown to reduce the risk of neurodegenerative diseases by improving cognitive functions throughout the brain. So not only does it taste great, but you'll be getting smarter at the same time.
#4 - Lowers cancer risk
Green tea contains powerful antioxidants which research has shown can slow down, or even kill, the rate at which cancerous cells grow. Drinkers of green tea have a significantly lower risk of developing prostate cancer, breast cancer, and colorectal cancer. So look after your long term wellbeing and pop that kettle on.
#5 - Reduces the risk of type II diabetes
A recent study that included 286,701 people revealed that drinking green tea can reduce the chance of developing type II diabetes by up to 18%. It can also help with the reduction of blood sugar levels and offer improvements to insulin sensitivity. So if you're concerned about your likelihood of developing diabetes, remember to go green!
Did any of these wonderful health benefits surprise you? More than a mouth-watering treat, regularly drinking green tea can make your mind sharper and your body healthier.
With a wide variety of tea types and flavours, we've always got the tea to suit your tastes.
So the next time you're struggling to decide what to drink, go green and let the results speak for themselves!