Green tea is the holy grail of healthy beverages.
Many studies have linked green tea to anti-aging, improved cardiovascular health, improved brain function, and clear skin. But what makes this beverage such a healthy option?
Green tea contains an organic compound called polyphenols, which is a micronutrients packed with antioxidants and other health benefits. Polyphenols are found mostly in plant-based foods, and have been proven to improve digestion, promote brain function, and even fight against cancer. Polyphenols have also been proven to reverse signs of aging such as wrinkles, fine lines, and sun spots. You may have even seen this ingredient listed on some of your skincare products!
If you have trouble drinking enough water throughout the day, drinking green tea can help you get back on track. Tea is 99.5% water making it a delicious and refreshing way to get your water intake up. A warm cup of tea is also a great option to stay hydrated during cold seasons when a cold cup of water seems a lot less warm and inviting.
For busy moms and parents, green tea is a staple beverage because of its naturally occurring caffeine content. An average cup of green tea contains around 20 milligrams of caffeine. This amount is much less potent than the caffeine content in an average cup of coffee, which is 100 milligrams. Opting for green tea instead of coffee could be a great choice for moms who still want to feel a caffeine buzz without getting that jittery feeling that coffee has been known to induce.
If you’re looking to get in shape and feel your best, green tea can help. Active compounds found in green tea can boost the effect of fat-burning hormones in your body, such as noradrenaline. Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) is the main antioxidant found in green tea which helps suppress an enzyme in your body that breaks down noradrenaline. When this enzyme is suppressed, it will increase the amount of noradrenaline in your body which promotes the breakdown of fat cells.
If these reasons weren’t enough for you to stop what you’re doing and steep a cup of green tea right now, this Chatelaine takes a further dive into all of its benefits.
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