Health Benefits of Green Tea

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Health Benefits of Green Tea

Green tea is so much more than a delicious beverage, enjoyed warm or cold. Beyond its robust flavor is a healthful powerhouse that you should consider adding to your daily regimen.

In today’s blog, we’re sharing some of the health benefits that are associated with green tea. But, before we begin, it’s important to note that throughout history, green tea, a beverage that’s chock-full of medicinal benefits, has been used for preventing cancer and lowering blood pressure, among other remedies.

The benefits of green tea boil down (see what we did there?) to how the tea is processed.

Black tea and green tea are two of the most common variations. While black tea allows for fermentation during processing, green tea actually avoids fermentation. It’s for this reason that green tea doesn’t lose any antioxidants or polyphenols, which are what give the tea its healthful benefits.

Now that our crash-course in tea brewing has come to a close, it’s time to talk about the anti-inflammatory, antioxidant-yielding brewed beverage.

Without further ado, here’s why you should be sipping on a mug full of green tea goodness today!

Brain Booster

Countless studies have been conducted that elicit the correlation between drinking green tea and memory improvement. Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) has found that green tea increases the connectivity in the cortices of the brain, as well as increases connectivity in the essential parts of the brain that are associated with memory.

Fat Burner

Out of the plethora of health benefits associated with green tea, perhaps the most popular is its ability to burn fat. Let it be known that’s there no conclusive evidence; however several studies have shown that green tea may promote weight loss. Green tea contains catechins, which is a type of phytochemical that may briefly affect the metabolism. To reap the most benefits, drink green tea several times a day.

Dental Health Promoter

Not only are catechins potentially linked to fat burning, they’re also linked to destroying bacteria and viruses that cause infections of the throat and other dental conditions. If you want to save your pearly whites, sip on a nice cup of green tea.

Of course, there are plenty of other health benefits that are associated with green tea, but we wanted to give you some insight on why this healthy beverage should be the drink of your choice!

With that being said, bottoms up and pinkies out! Whether you prefer loose leaf or bagged tea, infuse your overall health with the benefits of green tea!

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