Some Green Tea Health Facts And Why I Like It So Much
Green Tea is the dried leaves of the plant that have not been fermented; the leaves are rich in flavonoids and have potent anti-oxidant properties.
Recent studies suggest that the polyphenols in green tea have anti-carcinogenic and anti-inflammatory properties. So it’s a great addition to our daily routine to help with protection against cancer and heart disease and It shows promise as a weight loss aid.
Tea polyphenols are also being used more often to treat skin disorders and in skin care products.
And if that’s not enough to get you enjoying a cup of this great tea… it tastes great and even more importantly, and why I like it so much, enjoying a great cup of green tea allows you that time in the day to just sit…relax… and breath…
How Green Tea Can Help With Healthy Weight Loss
Green Tea has been shown in studies to burn fat and help with the regulation of blood sugar and insulin levels. When consumed, it increases thermogenesis or the rate at which your body burns calories. This means that you can do the same level of activity but burn more calories throughout the day.
Whether you choose to add green tea into your routine for weight loss or not, enjoy it for the many health benefits it offers, including it’s high anti-oxidant qualities that will help in the prevention of cancer, reducing inflammation, and overall heart health.
Selecting Green Tea
Selecting green tea can seem a little confusing because there are several different forms, including tea bags, tea leaves and matcha.
Choosing between the different forms is really just a personal preference “thing” some people prefer the ease of the tea bag while some prefer the stronger taste they find with the tea leaves; tea leaves are also great if you are using a travel tea infuser for “on the go” enjoyment. Matcha is a more concentrated, powdered form of Green Tea and may be the better choice if you are looking for the weight loss assistance it potentially offers.
Something To Ponder Studies have shown that green tea containing caffeine is more effective at supporting weight loss
Before Choosing A Caffeinated Form: A Note On Caffeine
Studies have linked caffeine use to numerous health problems including abnormal heart rhythms, stroke, heart disease, anxiety and panic attacks, bladder irritation, heart burn, hypertension, osteoporosis …among many others.
Caffeine is a drug and may have an effect on health problems you are dealing with or be at risk for so it’s especially important that you are aware of the potential health implications of choosing caffeinated forms of Green Tea.
Preparing Green Tea
Prepare the Green Tea bags and leaves just as you would with any other tea but make sure that the hot water is just under the boiling point; you don’t want to use boiling water when making green tea. If you’re using matcha green tea powder, simply add 1 teaspoon of the matcha powder to a tea cup. Then pour hot water that is just under a boil into the tea cup.. If you would like to sweeten it, add a bit of raw honey. Drink the tea immediately, as it will get bitter if it sits for a while.
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