6 Surprising Green Tea Benefits
With a high concentration of powerful antioxidants – green tea is chock-full of surprising health benefits that can prevent premature aging, treat oral conditions and even fight depression! Here are 6 reasons to add this delicious super drink to your diet.
Get sick, and the doctor gives you antibiotics. We’ve all been there, but are prescriptions the only way to go? Green tea contains antioxidants called catechins and – according to a recent study – these antioxidants can hinder development of some bacteria.
Supports Oral Health
Speaking of catechins – studies suggests that these antioxidants can also destroy bacteria and viruses that cause throat infections, oral cancer and stinky breath! Sip your way to a healthy smile!
While green tea’s rejuvenating effect improves aging, it can also help make your skin more resistant to ultraviolet radiation, stopping wrinkles in their tracks! Skip the botox and instead drink a few cups of green tea each day to rejuvenate your skin.
According to research, green tea works on the lining of blood vessels, helping keep them stay relaxed and better able to withstand changes in blood pressure. It may also protect against the formation of clots – which are the primary cause of heart attacks.
Experts agree that green tea has depression-fighting properties can be traced to an amino acid known as theanine – a substance that provides a relaxing and tranquilizing effect. Since green tea also contains caffeine, you can switch out your morning coffee (yikes) for this healthier (and happier) alternative!
Aids Weight Loss
Green tea has the incredible power to shift your fat-fighting metabolism into high gear! In a recent study, participants who combined a daily habit of green tea with a 25-minute sweat session lost an average of two more pounds than the non tea-drinking exercisers.