Start a Heathly New Year… with Green Tea

Green tea has been used as a medicine for thousands of years, originating in China but widely used throughout Asia this beverage has a multitude of uses from lowering blood pressure to preventing cancer.  Green tea retains maximum amount of antioxidants and poly-phenols the substances that give green tea its many benefits.

Here’s a list of some of its amazing benefits:

  1. Skincare. Green tea can help with wrinkles and the signs of aging, This is because of their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities. Both animal and human studies have demonstrated that green tea applied topically can reduce sun damage.
  2. Weight Loss. Green tea increases metabolism. The polyphenol found in green tea works to intensify levels of fat oxidation and the rate at which your body turns food into calories.
  3. Diabetes. Green tea helps regulate glucose levels slowing the rise of blood sugar after eating. This can prevent high insulin spikes and resulting fat storage.
  4. Heart DiseaseGreen tea works on the lining of blood vessels, helping keep them stay relaxed and better able to withstand changes in blood pressure. It may also protect against the formation of clots, which are the primary cause of heart attacks.
  5. Cholesterol. Green tea reduces bad cholesterol in the blood and improves the ratio of good cholesterol to bad cholesterol.
  6. Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. It is said to delay the deterioration caused by Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Studies carried out on mice showed that green tea protected brain cells from dying and restored damaged brain cells.
  7. Tooth Decay.  The chemical antioxidant catechin in tea can destroy bacteria and viruses that cause throat infections, dental caries and other dental conditions
  8. Blood Pressure. Regular consumption of green tea is thought to reduce the risk of high blood pressure.
  9. Depression. Theanine is an amino acid naturally found in tea leaves. It is this substance that is thought to provide a relaxing and tranquilizing effect and be a great benefit to tea drinkers.
  10. Anti-bacterial. Tea catechins are strong antibacterial and antiviral agents which make them effective for treating everything from influenza to cancer. In some studies green tea has been shown to inhibit the spread of many diseases.

PinkRay asks: How has Green Tea helped you in your life? Let us know!

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2 Responses

  1. Kat says:

    Green tea is amazing! Drinking 3-4 cups a day can burn an extra 50-100 calories!

  2. Beau Mcgee says:

    Wasabi is a member of the plant family that includes horseradish, mustard, and cabbage. The root of the plant is used to produce the spicy wasabi paste used as a coating on a variety of products, including fried green garden peas. Wasabi is grown principally in Japan, China, and Taiwan, and is commonly referred to as Japanese horseradish. Hot and spicy, wasabi peas are growing in popularity as a separate snack food and as a component of snack mixes. Wasabi peas first came into popularity when served as a paste/dip with Japanese sushi. Red River sources its dried and roasted wasabi peas from Malaysia.

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