Green Tea and Its Health Benefits

The Amazing Green Tea

You can only imagine what a simple-looking tea plant can provide several great health benefits that millions of people enjoy. After tea was accidentally discovered many centuries ago, it was consumed because of its soothing and refreshing effect.

Since then, tea was discovered to have more effects than just being a refreshing beverage. There were several health benefits that tea has provided. So excited to be a tea drinker myself and enjoying these great health benefits.

Tea Loves Your Heart

You got it right! Green tea has promising effects in improving one’s cardiovascular health. Fast food chains can really be tempting – angus bacon and cheese with large fries and soda. You name it and they can be hard to say “no” to.

Nonetheless, eating unhealthy food already became a part of our lifestyle. Even if we wanted to get away with unhealthy substances, sometimes, they are present in sources that we least expect them. This predisposes us to several health problems.

Tea in the mist

Love Your Heart – Stay Green

Green tea’s major health benefit when it comes to the cardiovascular system is its ability to enhance the cholesterol level in the blood. Cholesterol aren’t bad all the time, there are actually 2 types.

Types of cholesterol:

  • Low density lipoprotein (LDL) a.k.a. bad cholesterol
  • High density lipoprotein (HDL) a.k.a good cholesterol

Bad cholesterol in the body’s blood circulation will easily lodge in the blood vessels and the heart, narrowing the pathway of blood. Given such scenario, this will easily lead to an increase in blood pressure as well as thickening of the blood.

Green tea helps in eliminating the bad cholesterol by increasing the good cholesterol levels in the blood. Maintaining this ratio of cholesterol in the blood gives you a better functioning cardiovascular system. It reduces your risk for any cardiovascular problems.

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Green Tea: Vigilant yet Gentle

Vigilant with Free Radicals but Gentle on Skin

One of the most celebrated benefits of green tea is its ability to get rid of free radicals in the body. We may be hearing a lot about free radicals, but what are they exactly?

Free radicals are unstable molecules because they lack an electron or are unstable. When they roam freely in the body, they can easily bond with other atoms or molecules present the blood in which most of the time, gives a harmful effect to the body’s living cells.

Here are few sources of free radicals that you might want to know:

  • Cigarette smoking. This includes first hand and second-hand smoking and it is known to be the highest contributor of free radicals in the body.
  • Alcohol consumption. Excessive amounts of alcohol intake triggers substantial production of free radicals.
  • This pertains to drugs introduced for therapeutic effects and recreational purposes (prohibited).
  • Environmental pollution. Living in a more industrialized location exposes you more to harmful chemicals which can lead to adverse effects in the body.
  • Food and beverages. They become harmful once the components or ingredients were exposed to different types of pesticides and according to how they are manufactured.

Meet the Antioxidants

Antioxidant gets rid of the free radicals in the body. They work by stopping the chain reaction triggered by free radicals before they cause further damage to the cells and its DNA components. Green tea is loaded with the most potent antioxidants flavonoids and polyphenols. Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) is the most abundant antioxidant in tea which are present in green tea but not in black tea.

Thus, getting rid of free radicals improves your body’s overall state. This is give your skin the glow it needs. Regular consumption of tea will greatly help in cell and tissue repair giving your skin a rejuvenated look.

When buying tea…

Read the fine print and look for products with high polyphenol and flavonoid levels to as much as 90% to 95%.

Example below is with green tea extract on capsule…

nutritional-facts-table green tea

Update

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