Green tea, have you ever had it? It’s tasty and verrrrry good for you.
Guest Blogger, Chetana, a make up artist from India and Founder of Stylecraze.com has some great reasons why we all should be drinking GREEN TEA. It will never replace my coffee in the morning, but I do enjoy a cup at night.
Have a read…..
We all aim to be healthy and look & feel our best. But with our hectic lifestyles, unhealthy food cravings and stagnant desk jobs, we hardly have time to follow a regime to attain these goals. But Mother Nature has provided us with so many easy ways to become healthy and maintain it. Read on discover the natural boon.
In today’s world, the popularity of green tea is increasing and there are various reasons for its growing popularity. Today, we present to you benefits of green tea. The main concern here is if you still are unaware or are doubtful about whether you should try it or not- we are here to clear your doubts
1. Helps to Prevent Cancer
Cancer is a dreaded term in medical science and everyone wants to keep cancer at bay. Scientists are yet to discover a cure for cancer but Mother Nature has presented us with a natural boon – green tea. Studies show that green tea helps to reduce the chances of cancer. Green tea consists of huge proportions of anti-oxidants. These anti-oxidants are said to be 100 times more effective and useful than Vitamin C. These help the body cells by keeping them in good shape and preventing any cell damage.
Cell damage has been believed to be connected to cancer. Research shows that the antioxidants in green tea aid in the prevention of breast cancer, colon cancer, colorectal cancer, lung cancer, skin cancer, pancreas cancer, liver cancer, ovarian cancer, prostate oral cancer and stomach cancer. It also helps to hinder the growth of tumors by starving the tumors by curbing the formation of new blood vessels that feed them.
2. Helps Weight Loss
We all strive to get that perfect slim and trim hourglass figure. In this generation where people on most occasions judge people by their looks; staying in good shape has become a major priority. But staying in shape includes maintaining a perfect diet, exercising, good lifestyle and what not. Green tea thus is said to help your body by helping you to lose weight. Green tea helps to fasten metabolism and burn excess fat. But it is not a complete weight loss mechanism.
- 3. Control Sugar Levels
Green Tea is a boon for those with high blood sugar. Blood sugar and diabetes has become so prevalent that even children are becoming its target. Green tea has been known to be quite effective for patients suffering from high blood sugar and diabetes. The polyphenols and polysaccharides present in green tea help to keep your blood sugar level low and prevent sudden increase in blood sugar levels.
4. Reduces Stress
Stress has become a part of our life in recent times. Excessive workload, family pressure, tension etc. results in stress and this stress gives birth to so many health problems. To keep stress at bay and help in preventing stress related problems, one may regularly take green tea. It also helps to reduce anxiety.
5. Protection From Sun
We spend a good amount of time outside our homes every day and during the daytime, the UV rays of the sun pose as a great threat to our skin and body. The UV rays create harmful free radicals which cause adverse reactions in our body. Green tea contains good amounts of anti-oxidants which help to protect the body against these harmful free radicals and help protect you from the sun’s UV rays. Using green tea extracts on skin helps to provide good protection from sun’s rays.
- 6. Provides Hydration
Green tea helps keep the body hydrated. Thus, drinking green tea on a regular basis helps prevent dehydration. Many believe that this tea leads to dehydration but green tea provides the similar benefits of water.
7. For Healthy Heart
Green tea has been known to help keep our heart healthy. Green tea is believed to lower the risks of stroke and heart diseases. Basically green tea lowers cholesterol levels and if taken after an attack, it helps to prevent cell death. Green tea helps the heart to speed up its recovery thus, helps to keep it working in good condition.
8. Anti Aging Properties
Green tea has increasingly become popular because of its anti-ageing properties. Green tea is rich in many anti-oxidants, namely polyphenols which help to keep free radicals at bay and help to slow the ageing process. Due to this reason today green tea is being increasingly used in the production of anti-ageing products. It also provides sun protection.
9. Better Bone Health
Green tea not only helps keep your heart healthy and your blood sugar levels in check, but also is beneficent for bone health. The miracle tea is known to be rich in fluoride. The fluoride content is known to help make bones stronger. After a certain age, bones lose their minerals and tend to become weaker. This can be prevented with green tea. Drinking a cup of green tea will surely help keep one’s bone density in check.
10. Control Blood Pressure
High blood pressure is also a prevalent problem in adults and middle aged people. With so much stress and health issues, high blood pressure is quite common. High blood pressure can be avoided and kept in control by drinking green tea every day. Green tea helps to keep angiotensin low. This angiotensin is the main reason for high blood pressure and green tea helps to keep it low.
So these were the top 10 benefits of green tea. Recently, green tea has become a very popular drink and anyone can indulge in it without any doubts. The miracle tea offers numerous health benefits and helps in keeping your health problems at bay.