I've always been a tea drinker. When I found green tea, everything in my life changed. Well, ok. Not everything. But I definitely saw many benefits. The biggest changes I saw were after incorporating green tea into my diet for three months at least twice a week. Let me share 7 of these wonderful things with you!
1. Weight loss
Green tea contains caffeine (even decaf contains a little bit). This will decrease moments in the day when you feel hungry. It also speeds up your metabolism. This will give you an extra boost so you'll be on your feet even more! Less work, more results? Seems like a no brainer to me.
2. Your skin will thank you.
With high levels of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory components your skin will glow and look even more youthful than the 20 something skin you have now. Studies have been done and it is believed that green tea helps to reverse and prevent signs of aging, such as wrinkles and sun damage.
3. Higher Energy, Less Caffeine
Green tea has less caffeine than coffee but enough to produce an alertness and preparedness to tackle the day. More energy and less jitters will make your work day even more productive than a red bull day could ever.
4. Breast Cancer Risk is Reduced
Being a woman, it's always good to think about gender specific illnesses and try to prevent them. Cancer is caused by uncontrolled growth of cells. Drinking green tea basically provides so many antioxidants that it is “oxidative damage control.” This damage control helps to put cells back in line and prevents cancerous cells from forming.
5. You'll want to smile all the time
The catechins also kill bacteria and inhibit viruses from taking a toll on your health. Studies have also shown that green tea prevents the formation of plaque on teeth and a lower risk of carrying bacteria in your mouth, and having less bacteria means better breath!
6. Strengthen Your Bones
There is a high fluoride content in green tea. It helps to keep bones (and teeth) strong. Drinking green tea daily will help to improve bone density.
7. Stop being sick and tired!
Polyphenols and flavonoids found in green tea help to improve your immune system and make your overall health stronger by fighting infections.
Bottom Line: If you want glowing skin, a healthy life now, and a healthy life in the future—DRINK GREEN TEA!