The Many Benefits of Green Tea

Now is the time to give your health a boost!

A tea cup with green tea ready for drinking and a tea pot
A tea cup with green tea ready for drinking and a tea pot
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Green tea was among the many teas we drank.

I grew up drinking teas. In Guyana formerly a British colony, we were raised under British customs — drinking tea among many such customs.

Green tea enters the love affair.

Though I had a strong attraction to coffee, I sometimes cheated with green tea. As I entered a new phase of life “getting older” I began a quest to become healthier. I consciously began drinking an increased amount of green tea while slowly weaning myself off coffee.

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Where do we get green tea from?

Harvested from the Camellia sinensis plant, green tea boasts four bioactive compounds called catechins. Tea is rich in polyphenols, that act as antioxidants.

The consciousness awakens

Here I am at this point in life realizing that to remain healthy and self-sufficient in my older years — I need to change NOW!

She is energetic, flexible, and nimble as a young girl.

She usually has a plethora of actual unrefined green and black and other tea leaves and since she knows how much I love teas, she brings enough tea for two.

Its many benefits include:

  • Helping with minor headaches
  • Used to prevent cancer
  • Weight loss
  • Increased energy and alertness
  • Lower cholesterol
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Oral hygiene
  • Lower risk of stroke by protecting our brains
  • Lowers uric acid (gout)
  • Regulates blood glucose
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Green tea for weight loss

Green tea as a fat burner is quite popular. Due to a property contained in green tea in very high concentrations called polyphenols (antioxidant properties that protect us from various diseases).

Mental alertness

Studies show that green tea contains caffeine and L-theanine. These two compounds work together for better health benefits.

The combination of these can potentiate improved cognitive function.

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Green tea in the prevention of cancer

The antioxidants present in green tea helps to eradicate free radicals responsible for premature aging and cancers.

Green tea and oral health

Green tea contains fluoride, a key element in the protection and prevention of cavities. Fluoride also destroys plaque-causing bacteria in the mouth, improving oral health.

Green tea lowers cholesterol

Green tea helps with lowering bad cholesterol (LDL). The LDL cholesterol can accumulate on arterial walls placing us at risk for strokes and heart attacks.

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How much green tea to drink

Although variations exist, no two people will respond in like manner to the same stimuli, the recommendation is three to five cups to receive health benefits.

Conclusion

Green tea helps to increase alertness and mental performance. It may lower cholesterol levels, blood pressure, and weight loss. It may also protect the brain and lower the chance of stroke or certain kinds of infection.

Note

  • Always check with your doctor before you use any new medications or natural products. Some products may not be compatible with other medications or even with natural products.
  • Green tea reduces the effectiveness of some medications and may increase the side effects of others.
  • Contains caffeine.
  • Please talk with your doctor before you start using this product.

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