Green tea has many health benefits other than reducing weight and curing infections. Due to its amazing beauty benefits and medicinal properties, it has been widely used in Chinese medication for centuries for treating chronic and bacterial diseases and for weight loss.
Here are the 10 amazing health benefits of green tea:
- Fastens Metabolism
Caffeine and Catechins found in green tea are found to be helpful in fastening metabolism. Both of these compounds speed up body metabolism. Catechin burns down extra body fat and caffeine increases the amount of energy the body uses. Both of these compounds have been shown to increase physical performance by increasing fat oxidation.
Drink 2 to 3 cups of green tea per day after every meal to reap maximum health benefits.
- Improves Brain Function
Caffeine, which is a stimulant is found in green tea. Just like coffee, a mild dose of green tea keeps us awake and vigilant and makes us smarter. It has been found that green tea improves our overall brain functions, improves our mood by increasing dopamine and enhances our memory and attention.
- Prevent Multiple Cancers
Green tea is rich in powerful antioxidants, which lowers the risk of multiple cancers. It has been found effective in reducing the risk of breast cancer, prostate cancer, colorectal cancer, ovary and lung cancer. Polyphenols found in green tea help kill cancer cells and its intake at early ages of cancer stop their further development.
- Helps Lower the Risk of Aging Brain Disease
Green tea is effective in boosting brain functions and memory. Along with this, it may also help lower the risk of aging brain diseases like dementia, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. All these are neurodegenerative diseases that lead to memory loss and stop producing neurons in the brain, resulting in death. In short, it prevents your brain from old age.
- Prevents Cardiovascular Disease
Cardiovascular diseases are a massive reason for death in the world. Green tea’s antioxidant properties improve our heart condition and lower the risk of cardiovascular diseases like heart stroke, coronary artery disease and other heart diseases by lowering LDL cholesterol. Drink green tea to lower your risk of cardiovascular diseases.
- Helps Lose Weight
Green tea is highly acknowledged for its health benefits related to weight loss and obesity. Catechins found in green tea burns down excess fat, especially abdominal fat and speeds up metabolism rate which helps lose weight and ultimately lowers the risk of obesity.
Don’t forget to have a cup of green tea without milk and sugar after having a burger from tostitos club.
- Helps Skin
Green tea not only helps with weight loss and chronic diseases but it helps cure acne as well. It is beneficial for the skin due to it’s antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It helps acne, controls excessive sebum production, and prevents skin cancer. Its anti-ageing properties make you look younger. Drink more green tea or apply green tea extract to your face.
- Calms Puffy Eyes
If you have swelling around your eyes or eyes look puffy, green tea can help you with that. Take wet soaked green tea bags and place them around your eyes or directly on puffy eyes. Let that sit for 15 to 20 minutes. Caffeine present in it reliefs the puffiness.
- Relieves Stress
Green tea is a great stress reliever. Amino acid L- theanine present in it calms the mood. It improves the mood and increases dopamine production which relieves stress. Have a cup of green tea in a stressful situation to destress yourself.
- Stops Hair Fall
We all have heard of green tea to be effective for weight loss and how it helps lower the risk of other fatal diseases but there lie hidden benefits in it as well. Green tea is great for hair health as it stimulates hair growth, nourishes scalp which fights dryness and dandruff. It also stops hair fall and prevents baldness. Apply green tea mask or extract to the scalp for effective results.
Don’t skip a cup of it after eating a combo meal at Cafe Bistrovia.