The Benefits of Green Tea

It's not uncommonly known that green tea has amazing qualities and greatly benefits our health. Green tea is an abundant, low-cost option to keeping our minds and bodies healthy.

Green tea, as opposed to black tea, is unprocessed. The leaves are steamed directly from harvest preserving all their natural nutrients such as vitamins A, D, E, B and K.  Green tea contains only low levels of caffeine and is a source of powerful antioxidants, including polyphenols, catechins and flavonoids.

What can drinking green tea do for you?

Protects Heart Health Green tea helps regulate blood pressure, prevents the narrowing of arteries, and protects artery linings from forming clots. Green tea also reduces bad cholesterol and improves the ratio between good and bad cholesterol.

May Help Delay The Onset of Alzheimer's Disease Studies have shown that the catechins in green tea reduce the levels of brain plaque that leads to Alzheimer's. Scientists have also discovered that the compounds L-theanine and caffeine can improve alertness and attention levels.

Reduces Risk Of Diabetes Green tea helps regulate blood glucose levels and spikes in blood sugar after eating.

Relieves Arthritis Symptoms A natural anti-inflammatory, green tea helps keep arthritis pain away. Studies have shown that those who drank green tea instead of just water were less likely to develop rheumatoid arthritis.

Fights Allergy Symptoms and Asthma Again, the natural anti-inflammatory elements of green tea reduces the kind inflammation that cause the frustrating allergy and asthma symptoms.

Bone Damage As we age our bones begin to weaken, but regularly drinking green tea can keep our bones strong and kept from weakening.

Boosts Metabolism and Helps With Weight Loss The polyphenols found in green tea helps boost fat oxidation and therefore the rate at which calories are burned. Also, the catechins in green tea increases the release of norepinephrine, the hormone that stimulates the breakdown of fat cells.

Good For The Skin Green tea can also be applied topically to the skin. It's known to get rid of acne and relieve sunburn.

If you feel drinking a few cups of green tea every day might be a challenge, you can also consider capsules. Overall, it's the superior amounts of anti-oxidants that makes green tea such a great disease fighting resource. It is an all-encompassing powerhouse preventer and healer of any health challenge you might face. So, for those who want to be proactive when it comes to their health should you should definitely add green tea to your routine, along with healthy eating and exercise.