For years tea has been thought of as a cure-all for everything.
The loss of a loved one? Here, have a cup of tea. Going through a divorce? A nice cup of tea will make everything right with the world.
In more recent times, green tea is perceived as a magic elixir with wonderful health properties, but what exactly are the benefits of green tea or is it all just hearsay?
1. Stress relief
Kids driving you batty? Grab a cup of soothing green tea.
Studies conducted in 2006 concluded drinking one litre of green tea on a daily basis had a significant effect on the serum levels in the brain, and therefore reduced stress levels when consumed regularly.
2. Fights cancer
Green tea is bursting with healthy compounds known as catechins. In particular, it’s very high in one called epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG).
Studies found EGCG to work at a cellular level to intervene against breast, mouth and colon, prostate and pancreatic cancer.
3. Helps prevent age-related diseases
If Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s disease is prevalent in your family history, there is evidence to suggest the anti-inflammatory properties from drinking green tea reduce degenerative brain disease.
4. Promotes weight loss
Green tea is believed to aid in boosting the metabolism and weight loss. Research on individuals with long-term green tea use were discovered to have a lower percentage of body fat and smaller waistlines.
Consuming Green Tea TX100 in conjunction with a healthy calorie controlled diet and exercise, is a convenient way to aid healthy weight management as not only does it contain antioxidants, but it is also the first green tea formulation to incorporate probiotics, the powerful microorganisms that help keep the digestive tract healthy
5. Wards off heart disease
The same compounds that fight cancer also help prevent heart disease. The potent antioxidants go on a hunt and destroy mission, looking for molecules that cause damage, known as free radicals.
It improves blood flow, blood pressure and reduces abdominal fat.
6. Improves eyesight
One of the leading causes of blindness on a global scale is cataracts. Generally, people over the age of 40 are susceptible to this degenerative eye disease. Aside from surgery, there is no known treatment for cataracts.
However, research published in the Royal Society of Chemistry Journal, Molecular BioSystems, found green tea can prevent eyesight deterioration due to damage from UV light.
7. Prevents stretch marks
Hot off the press, comes the latest research that green tea is now incorporated into a cream to help reduce stretch marks caused by puberty, pregnancy and weight gain.
It’s not expected to reduce visible stretch marks, but when applied to the skin, University of Manchester scientist believe it will work at a deeper level than products already on the shelf.
So, are we convinced? Will you start sipping on green tea?
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