By Staff Blogger
What if you could make one small addition to your diet and it could help you live longer, avoid certain cancers, avoid heart disease and also aid in weight loss? And what if you could stop drinking coffee and avoid all the withdrawal symptoms because you had replaced it with a healthier substitute?
Green tea has come to be quite popular lately, and it should come as no surprise considering all its benefits. The health benefits of drinking green tea have come into the forefront and people are jumping on board. There are green tea supplements that you can take that can help to burn fat, made from green tea extract. People who drink green tea on a regular basis general live longer lives.
Green tea is made from the leaves of the Camillis sinensis plant. They are steamed, rolled, and dried to make green tea. There have been some studies that show drinking tea can lower your risk for developing certain types of cancer. It can also lower your risk for heart disease, lower your cholesterol, aid in weight loss, and boost your energy and alertness.
The reason why this beverage is so healthy is because of the flavonoids which are antioxidants. These help to keep your cells protected. Depending on what type of green tea you consume, you are also drinking less caffeine than a normal cup of coffee.
You can find green tea in convenience stores and grocery stores, however the green teas that are in a bottle are most likely far too processed to have much of the healthy antioxidants left in them, plus there may be added sugars. Look at the labels of what you are purchasing and make sure that you aren’t picking up a bottle loaded with sugar as this effectively makes the drink no better than soda. If you want to have true green tea with all of the benefits, brew your own at home. There are prepackaged bags of green tea in most grocery stores, or you may be able to find the tea leaves themselves in the produce aisle.