Green Tea Benefits

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Benefits of drinking green tea


Green tea is one of the best drinks in the world. Its origin comes from China, but its production has spread to many countries in Asia.

Is green tea good for you?

Well, let's look at the statistics. In 2013, researchers found green tea helped to prevent a range of heart-related issues from high blood pressure to congestive heart failure. What is good for your heart is good for the brain, what is good for your brain is good for the body overall.

Drinking green tea when pregnant should be done with caution. Most experts recommend a daily limit of 200 milligrams a day of green tea.


1. Full of anti-oxidants
Our bodies turn food into energy. As a result, this produces some by-products, one of them is called free-radicals. Free-radicals are dangerous and can cause harm to our body. Free-radicals are also the primary factor in rapid aging.
We can combat free radicals by consuming antioxidants, and an excellent way of doing this is by drinking green tea.

2. Lose weight with Green Tea
Green tea has a higher concentration of polyphenols also called Catechins. The catechins in the green tea are one of the active ingredients linked to weight loss. Catechins is also a source of caffeine, which helps your body burn both calories and fat.
According to the Office of Dietary Supplements, you burn nine calories for every 100 milligrams of caffeine you drink.

3. Antibacterial properties for oral health
The Catechins in green tea provides antibacterial properties which inhibit the growth of bacteria and viruses. The catechins help to lower the risk of infections and lead to improvements in oral health.

4. Beautiful skin
Green tea helps to flush out toxins, which makes your skin healthy. It also improves the skin's elasticity and reduces inflammation.

5. Stimulate hair growth
Green tea inhibits the growth of DHT (Dihydrotestosterone) which hinders hair growth. On the flip side, Green tea contains an antioxidant called EGCG that can stimulate hair growth.

**To stimulate hair follicle:
Wash your hair as normal, massage freshly brewed green tea into your scalp. Leave it on for 10 minutes and rinse out with cool water. This rinse will stimulate your hair follicles and help prevent scalp problems and dandruff.

*Tip: Try this rinse three times a week for a couple of months to see results.

6. Reduce under eye circle
Place used green tea bag on your eye. The caffeine helps to shrink blood underneath the skin and eliminate darkness around the eye area.


Important note: You should not drink green tea on an empty stomach. Green tea contains tea tannins which increase stomach acid. If you drink green tea on an empty stomach, it may give you a nauseous feeling, stomach ache, or cause constipation.

So, if you are looking for a quick pick me up, opt for a warm cup of green tea to enjoy these sweet benefits.

Do you drink green tea?


3 comments:

  1. Finding a green tea that I like is so hard though, but the benefits are fantastic! Thanks for sharing xxx

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin

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    1. You are welcome Kiran!

      xx/Yvonne

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  2. I love green tea! This post was great. :D

    the golden days | http://herestothegoldendays.blogspot.com

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