Benefits of Drinking Green Tea

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Use an Eastern Asian tea to help nourish your body. Do you know the nutritious benefits of drinking green tea? I'm not referring to the type with loads of sugar that you grab from your local Starbucks. I'm talking about the real naturally sweetened kind. You can cold brew your own; it's super easy! All you need is green tea bags, water, and a container. Fill your container with water and let the tea bags sit overnight in your refrigerator. Add honey or agave to sweeten your drink naturally. Viola! You've got yourself a drink that improves brain function, increases fat loss, and can lower the risk of cancer. Read below to find out five health benefits of green tea that have been confirmed in human research to improve your health. 

1. Green tea contains antioxidants. Antioxidants protect the body from molecules called free radicals, which may play a role in heart disease and cancer.

2. Compounds in green tea can improve your brain function. The active ingredient is caffeine. It doesn't contain as much as coffee so you don't have jittery side effects but it contains enough to be a stimulant. 

3. Green Tea Can Kill Bacteria. Studies suggest that the chemical antioxidant “catechin” in tea can destroy bacteria and viruses that cause throat infections, dental caries, and other dental conditions.

4. It increases your metabolism. It works to intensify levels of fat oxidation and the rate at which your body turns food into calories.

5. Green tea can also help with wrinkles and the signs of aging. This is because of its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities. When applied topically it can be very refreshing to the skin. 

So drink up and enjoy green tea!

- Shayma S. Sulaiman