Antioxidant City! – It fights cancer
Antioxidants play a huge role when it comes to fighting cancer. Green tea is by no means a stand-alone cure by itself, but it has many antioxidants that can aid in the fight. I learned from www.medicaldaily.com that Green Tea has a large percentage of polyphenol compounds, which makes it a favorable ally when it comes to fighting cancer. A study suggests that those women who drink tea on a regular basis have lowered their chances of developing breast cancer by 22%. We can stop right there. That’s good enough to convince me! Keep going? Ok.
An added benefit of green tea is that the antioxidants in it can help you maintain glowing skin. It reduces wrinkles on your face and makes you look young.
It Stimulates your brain, man!
Coffee contains caffeine, a brain stimulant, which helps you remain active. Surprisingly, green tea has the same amount of caffeine as the coffee itself. The consumption of green tea can help wake you up, keep you active and inspired all day long.
It Protects the Brain Matter
Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s are diseases that begin to show up in older age. Green tea has been found to have positive effects on your brain, enhancing your immunity against the damage of brain cells and thus helping to protect you from age-related diseases later on in life.
Weight Loss- Yes, Please
Who doesn’t want to stay fit? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller? Bueller? I know that I’m on a mission to have my best body ever. Green tea helps you lose a considerable number of pounds. According to http://www.authoritynutrition.com, Green tea contains antioxidants called Catechins, the most important of them being EGCG (Epigallocatechin gallate). Say that fast four times; I dare you. This substance can boost your metabolism, and combined with other stimulants is a powerful fat-burner. It also helps in maintaining healthy blood pressure by opening up your blocked blood vessels. Yes! Melt that fat away, baby!
Green Tea also aids digestion by cleaning your stomach and intestines, washing away all the harmful chemicals and compounds present, and reducing intestinal gas. According to http://www.globalhealingcenter.com, it also offers support for digestive disorders such as Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis. Happy tummy, happy life, or something like that?
Protects Your Pearly Whites
Your face is the first thing that people see when you first meet them; and if you’re anything like me, you always have a smile plastered on your kisser. What can I say, I’m just a smiley person. Now, imagine that the first thing that people see when they meet you is your smile and your discolored, deteriorating teeth. Um, you might want to fix that. Green Tea can control bacteria and lower the acidity in saliva and dental plaque. In an article from www. besthealthmag.ca, it states that green tea may assist in preventing cavities. So drinking green tea, along with brushing your teeth and flossing has to be good, right? Green Tea also has anti-inflammatory powers that aid in controlling periodontal disease.
To make a long article short, coffee isn’t necessarily bad for you; it’s just that green tea is so much better for you. As much as I love coffee, I love my health more, so working green tea into my morning routine sounds like an excellent idea. You can make the decision for yourself, to cut out the beans and go green.