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Green Tea has been enjoyed for thousands of years around the world. It has been consumed by different civilizations and cultures, all have enjoyed the many health benefits as well as the wonderful taste.
As we look towards the New Year, we’ve listed some of the great health benefits of Green Tea. Alongside a healthy diet and regular exercise, Green Tea supports many good bodily functions and can improve our overall health.
It Contains Anti-oxidants
One of the most commonly published benefits is that green tea provides a good dose of anti-oxidants, which help to cleanse our bodies. These natural anti-oxidants kill free radicals, which are unstable molecules that damage skin cells. A daily dose of these can only be a good thing!
It Supports Our Metabolism
Green Tea contains natural properties that can help to increase your metabolic rate. This can help to burn fat in the short term and coupled with exercise and a healthy diet, it can support weight loss.
It Can Lower Blood Pressure and Cholesterol Levels
One of the occurring anti-oxidants in Green Tea is Catechins. These help to keep the blood sugar levels stable, which has the benefit of lowering cholesterol and blood pressure.
It Can be Good for Your Teeth and Breath
Green tea helps prevent gum disease and cavities forming in your mouth. This is the result of compounds found in green tea that kill bacteria found in the mouth before they attack your teeth. This also has the added benefit of killing microbes that cause bad breath!
It Can Help You Relax
Another wonderful compound found in Green Tea is Theanine. This is an amino acid found naturally in Green Tea that helps you relax, it is also thought to reduce anxiety and keep stress at bay.