Image Desc: You’re going to be quite excited about drinking green tea after we described its health benefits to you below……
Everyone has more than likely heard that tea can be a lot better for you than other caffeinated drinks, but how exactly is it better and why?
There are over 1500 different types of teas, and with the various ways you can enjoy loose leaf tea in either hot or iced form it’s no wonder people have been enjoying tea for centuries. Energy drinks, sodas, and even coffee are still fairly new compared to the centuries old tradition of drinking tea.
And believe it or not, drinking tea for the many health benefits of green tea we’re about to go over is exactly why it is so popular! So if you want more reasons to keep drinking your favorite green, black, or oolong tea, then we’re going to give you a few more.
The Ways Antioxidants Help Prevent Cancer
Many foods and drinks that you consume will contain substances called “free radicals.” These substances have the ability to damage cell structures throughout your body, and your body does have defenses to fight many of them but they are not 100% effective at stopping them. The proliferation of this cell destruction can lead to many types of cancer, heart disease, and a breakdown of neural networks and pathways.
By drinking more tea, your body will have more antioxidants to destroy these free radical substances. Antioxidants have the ability to rapidly absorb oxygen and thus give these free radicals very little room to do its damage.
By keeping your body in the best shape possible to fight these substances, you’ll be able to prevent a wide range of cancers like that found in the breasts, skin, lungs, colon, and stomach amongst several others.
Why Drinking Tea Helps With Weight Loss
Tea helps hydrate your body just as well as water does, increases the body’s ability to use fat as fuel during exercise, and helps in weight loss by blocking the breakdown of starch and boosting your metabolism.
Studies have found that the antioxidants we just described, as well as a substance called Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), help to increase your body’s ability to break down food more efficiently and to aid fat burning.
Prevent Erosion Of Tooth Enamel Too?
If you hate drinking out of a straw and want to stop drinking energy drinks or sodas so your teeth’s enamel will not break down, then this may be the drink for you. Teas does this by changing the PH in your mouth to a much lower acidity that’s much better for your dental health.
So it looks like the health benefits of green tea that come from drinking it regularly can be quite the miracle cure with its ability to fight cancer, boost your metabolism, and give you a great smile!
It Gives Your Mind A Heightened Alertness That’s Better Than Coffee (According To Some)
Image Desc: Green tea can help you become more alert with the increased caffeine intake that other drinks provide.
Green tea’s last important ability that we’re going to go over has to do with a substance called L-theanine. This is an amino acid that boosts alpha wave activity that can counteract the jitteriness you can get from having too much caffeine.
A natural, organic loose leaf tea will have the highest amounts of this substance so avoid the bagged teas that we warned you about when we talked about brewing loose leaf tea.
So if you’re ready to ditch coffee and energy drinks for this overall healthier alternative, then go and buy yourself some loose leaf tea and start brewing!