May 31 2017
We have all heard of green tea. It has literally been around for centuries and comes in many different forms. We know it is healthy, we know it is a bit of a superfood, but what else is there? What exactly are all the benefits of green tea? What would happen if I drank this regularly? What would be the benefits exactly? Originating from China thousands of years ago, green tea has become a widespread beverage, medicine and tonic. In recent years, there has been a boom in knowledge about the benefits of green tea, who it can benefit, why you should drink it and so on. Many of the bioactive ingredients in green tea contain very important nutrients that can boost our health and maintain it as well.
One of green tea’s well known benefits is that it can speed up your metabolism. Many people opt for this tea when they want to get rid of excess water weight and for mild detoxifying effects ontop of speeding up their metabolism. Green tea has thermogenic properties, which means that it promotes a particular amount of body heat that can help oxidize fat. The way green tea works is that it breaks down the fat cell in order to make it so you can metabolize fat more efficiently. The active compounds in green tea are responsible for boosting the effect of some naturally occurring fat burning hormones that we have in our bodies.
Green tea has also been proven to help lower cholesterol and to help improve blood circulation. Many studies have found that green tea has helped in preventing a range of heart-related issues, from high blood pressure to congestive heart failure. Green tea is good for your cognitive functions too. Green tea has a very favorable property of giving energy without causing someone to feel wired, which is because while green tea is indeed caffeinated, it contains the compound L-theanine. L-theanine helps to relax the brain and eliminate anxiety, all while you are consuming caffeine, thus balancing out the feeling of being energized and being calm and relaxed. These are some of many reasons why green tea should be a regular part of your diet. It can be served cold or hot, sweet or natural and it will still have fantastic results.