Green Tea for a Happier, Healthier LifeFeb.17.2014
Many consider tea to be one of the most potent health drinks ever. Various medical studies have shown that green tea offers a multitude of health benefits, the most heralded being its rich natural source of antioxidants, which is linked to cancer prevention.
· green tea keeps you in good shape ·
Besides reducing certain types of cancer, these natural antioxidants are believed to boost immunity to diseases such as Type 2 Diabetes, Alzheimer’s, and improve heart health by helping to lower blood pressure, cholesterol and inflammation in the body.
Green tea is rich in minerals like iron, sodium and potassium and in vitamins such as carotene, A, D, B1, B2, and C (which help prevent colds and flu and boosts the immune system). In addition, green tea also has fluoride, which helps prevent tooth decay.
· the “chosen one” ·
Green tea is generally considered to be the healthiest type of tea because it is unfermented. Black tea also contains many of the same valuable health benefits but since it is fermented, many of the natural polyphenols (which are antioxidants) are converted. Green tea is thought to have as much as 90% more polyphenols than black tea! Also, since green tea contains only one fifth of the caffeine of a cup of coffee, it is a great option if you need a little boost while keeping you relatively calm.
· metabolism booster ·
Finally, if the bathing suit season stresses you out, green tea can help! This wonder tea also supports weight loss by increasing metabolism. However, if you really want to focus on wellness, remember to incorporate a healthy diet and exercise into your lifestyle too!
Going green with your daily tea ritual is a great investment in you. Renew and revitalize your body, mind and spirit effortlessly by incorporating green tea into a healthier lifestyle, one cup at a time.