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Friday, January 30, 2009

Green Tea












The
benefits of green tea and its effects were discovered 4,000 years ago and since then has been considered a wonder drink!

Green tea acts as an antiviral agent. It contains fluoride, a mineral that helps prevents cavities and strengthens tooth enamel. A cup a day can help reduce plaque formation and bacterial infections in the mouth. It acts as an anti-inflammatory, maintains a healthy, active metabolism and circulatory system just to name a few. This proves that this drink is indeed a miracle in a cup!

Your body responds to the negative effects of free radicals by utilizing defensive antioxidant molecules present in your systems in order to detoxify these harmful effects.

This is the reason why you are being encouraged by nutritionists and other health professionals to increase the levels of antioxidants in your body.

Luckily, this is easily achieved by simply adding nutritious foods in your diet such as fruits and vegetables that are naturally rich in antioxidants.

The antioxidant levels of green tea is hundred times more effective than vitamin C and twenty-five times better than vitamin E in protecting our immune systems. Another great reason to drink several cups everyday.

The Green Tea Ingredients are the ones responsible for its amazing health benefits. They are called catechins!

Catechins are considered the most effective of all antioxidants and the amounts as well as the effects are far higher compared to black tea. The fact that green tea undergoes less internal changes from fresh leaf means that it contains the largest quantity of intact catechins.

Asian population are experiencing its wonderful effects and benefits. Statistics have shown that Asians have a lower risk of acquiring diseases because of their healthy lifestyle.

One of the health benefits of green tea is it's potential to act as a protective agent against premature death from heart disease and cancer.

Drinking this tea is said to lower the levels of total cholesterol and LDL-cholesterol, thereby reducing platelet aggregation, and helping keep blood pressure in check.

Other health benefits of green tea are the following:

• supports your immune system

• promotes healthy function of your brain and liver

• fights against cancer


• helps stabilize diabetes

• prevents cardiovascular disease

• it keeps your skin acne free making it healthier and prettier

• assists in weight loss regimen

• slows the aging process

• aids your digestion

• encourages bowel regularity

• provides you with a mild stimulating effect without causing sleepless nights or nervousness especially during pregnancy

I simply add a 1/4 of a Tsp of Matcha Green Tea Powder to my green smoothies in the morning. Or have it in warm water with lemon. It is very good...and is doing so much to promote good health in my body. Try some today!

2 comments:

  1. I enjoyed reading your post about green tea. Thanks for the post and also the link for reading about matcha tea! That's a great idea to add some matcha powder to a green smoothie. :)

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