Many people in America drink coffee for their beverage of choice and this has been going on for generations. In England and Asia, they are more known for drinking tea, and perhaps after you finish today’s article, you may make the switch to tea as well, but not just any tea, one in particular, “Green Tea.”
Today we will explore the many benefits of green tea and why it is such a long-time phenomenon in many cultures all around the world.
The Benefits of Green Tea
The list of the curative effects and use of the tea are enough to fill several volumes of herbal lore. We are going to restrict ourselves to what has been proven by Western science and even this list is a long one.
Green Tea has been cited in the treatment of many conditions and its many bioactive ingredients and nutrients are used for:
•Blocking the formation of “Free Radicals” as an antioxidant, which have been linked to cancer.
•It is the original “Smart Drug” by increasing blood flow to the brain and improving cognitive functions and memory.
•It also reverses the effects of Alcohol on the Liver and restores it to normal functioning. This can improve the ability for the liver to filter out toxins from your blood.
•It reduces belly fat and increase metabolism. Green Tea is being used successfully in weight loss programs.
•It also has caffeine, but it does not leave you feeling nervous or give you the shakes that drinking coffee does.
The latter two may be related and can be traced to the presence of L-Theanine, or Theanine for short.
What does Theanine do for you?
Theanine is an amino acid and has the amazing ability to naturally calm the body. In some studies, it has been shown to even lower blood pressure. This calming effect has been attributed to many curative regimens that have been practiced for centuries. Meditation is said to be enhanced, due to the calming, yet focusing effects it has on your nervous system.
So, not only will Green Tea give you an energy boost, calm you, but it will also help burn fat and get you to slim down naturally.
It will also help you stave off the effects of a negative lifestyle, which is now being credited with causing over 90% of the cancers being treated today.
Green Tea Helps Fight Free Radicals Which Can Lead to Cancer
Green tea naturally contains antioxidants which prevents the formation of free radicals. As mentioned before, free radicals can help lead to the formation of cancer. Since green tea is known for its powerful antioxidant effects, you can see why it is recommended to help prevent some cancers. Please note that studies have shown that adding milk to your tea may reduce the amount of antioxidants you are receiving.
With all of Green Tea’s amazing properties, I think it would be safe to say that Green tea is an “Elixir of Health” that cannot be ignored as it addresses so many ills facing us today. You can now see why making the switch to Green Tea from Coffee might be the best thing that can happen to you. You get the same energy and alertness without the nervousness, along with a plethora of other positive benefits as well.
Plus Green Tea is cheaper than the coffee you may buy at coffee shops and keeps you focused, without giving you the “jitters” at the end of the day.
The only caution I would give might be to make sure you look for a higher quality green tea, as those without the quality factor may have higher levels of Flouride.
So, Why not give Green Tea a try and see the results for yourself.