I am not a chai drinker at all. I used to indulge in a cup of tea occasionally when I was working, but not really addicted to it (this is despite the fact that I am a part of the family who drinks tea at the drop of a hat!). I prefer the green tea and herbal teas that are not just healthy but full of benefits that help you steer towards a better health. I have been drinking green tea regularly for the past one year. I like my cup of tea early in the morning, a few minutes after I have woken up. It clears the sleepy mind and helps me focus.
Green tea comes with fantastic benefits that are good for you. Over the past year, I have noticed that I am more alert and more energetic, but there is more to green tea that just these benefits. So what are they?
Some benefits of green tea
Yaay! This is something that caught my attention first when I was doing a research on the benefits of drinking green tea. No, don’t expect to shed a couple of kilos by just sipping on green tea for weeks together, you are likely to fall sick if you attempted that. Regular consumption of green tea helps to burn fat and boosts your metabolism. Two cups of green tea can burn up to 70 calories in a day. Combine the consumption of green tea with some exercises and a healthy diet. There are high chances that you will steer away from obesity.
I’ve never been blessed with awesome skin. I’m extremely prone to freckles and post the birth of the boys; I have never had the time to indulge in facials and the other niceties that keep my skin glowing and beautiful. I have always had these dark circles and loads of freckles that made my skin look sallow. The other day at the park, a mom commented on how different my skin was looking recently. Flustered to take a compliment, I thanked the green tea. Yes, green tea protects the skin from the harmful effects of free radicals and helps to clear your skin effectively. Did you know that green tea also helps you fight against skin cancer?
Strengthens the bones and promotes immunity
A regular consumption of green tea can make your bones stronger because of the high fluoride content that is present in green teas. It can also help you preserve the bone density. Green tea is known to contain polyphenols and flavonoids that help to boost the immunity in the body. It betters your health and helps to fight against infections.
Keeps allergies and infections at bay
You’ll notice the reduction of common cold, cough and flu when you consume green tea regularly. Green tea contains a good dose of Vitamin C that builds up the immunity and keeps these infections away. Green tea destroys the bacteria that can cause dental infections and is one of the excellent options to keep bad breath at bay.
A source of hydration
I have talked of the benefits of hydration that the body needs earlier. The good news is that green tea provides hydration benefits that are similar to water. Green tea is typically consumed without milk and the brewed tea is made with just water, so you provide your body with the required hydration.
Green tea is increasingly becoming a healthier and a popular tea choice for most people around the world because of the immense health benefits it has. Preventing strokes, lowering cholesterol, reducing the risk of rheumatoid arthritis, improving the lipid and glucose metabolism and more; the benefits of drinking green tea are immense.
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