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.
I love the variety that the brand Tulsi has from Organic India and the variety of flavours that they offer. What is your favourite brand? And have you had your cup of health today?
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Veens @ Our Ordinary Life says
My dad is been on green tea for ages (it seems) but I really want to start on it after reading your post! Do you recommend Organic India, Tulsi? I must try it. Maybe I will challenge myself into doing this… and make it into a habit or somehing 🙂 but I still need a dose of normal sweet tea in the mornings 🙁
Ray S says
green teeeeeeeeeeeeeaa 😀 I love it!
BTW, do you know of any brand which offers it without caffeine?
Green tea has caffeine? Oh dear.. All this while I have been thinking its free of it..
Most green teas are known to have caffeine if the tea leaves are new. I drink the ones from Organic India where it is mentioned it is caffeine free.
Anjali pant says
Green tea , one of the best forms of tea , has recently gained wide acknowledgement because of its numerous benefits. Prats , well done , for covering such an important ” habbit” of our daily lives. Well , I remember , when 2 years back I started drinking green tea , it was very difficult for me to get along with its taste. I started with Organic India tulsi green tea. But yes , gradually , I developed a taste for it. Even after trying Hathikuli and Chamong , Organic India’ tulsi green tea , remains my favourite. The blend of tulsi and green tea tastes a little bit like a “traditional kaadhaa” , and Iam totally for it.
Green Tea has got polyphenols which are supposed to provide anti inflammatory and anti carcinogenic effects. And as Prats has mentioned , it is indeed a “wonder tea” . However , let me clarify , it has got caffeine. Prats what you have mentioned above are tulsi and tulsi-ginger tea of Organic India. They are not green tea. Infact they are caffeine free because they do not have tea leaves at all. But all kinds of green tea have caffeine , no matter they are organic or not. If one is looking for a caffeine free tea with antioxidants , then Red Tea may be a good option. It’s farming is done in South Africa. It’s available in India , however Iam not sure about its presence in the commercial market. Red tea , as its name suggests , is rich in colour red and tastes like some strong Ayurvedic medicine. But I like it ! :p
Keep drinking “healthy drinks” and stay fit !
Thanks for pointing that out Anjali. My fault that I mentioned that I mentioned t was green and not organic. I have never tried the red tea, and I have added it to my to-try list!
Nice post Prats, I did hear about Organic India tulsi tea but never tried it will definately pick this time 😉 . I use the twinings pure peppermint flavour its just awesome, its caffeine free and has no added sugar as well. I like it ! :p
I must try that variant! Sounds tempting! I love anything to do with mint.
Lekha Gondhkar says
First of all, congrats on your new blog post and DIY tips.
I’m a green tea drinker and started off a few years ago. I use Tulsi organic tea and that works wonders. It’s good to see your post that re-iterates my belief in healthy drinking, such as green tea…
Thank you Lekhs! AM glad you stopped by!