10 Reasons Why Green Tea is Everyone’s Hero


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Most of us know green tea as that strange-tasting, green liquid but did you know it’s also claimed to be the healthiest beverage on the planet? Have a look at the 10 reasons why we should all swap our Earl Grey for a bag of green.

1. An Excellent Source of Antioxidants and Nutrients

Antioxidants found in fruit and veggies are a vital part of any healthy diet since they are known to protect the body from disease. The fact they are drinkable makes it even more convenient to maintain a healthy diet!

2. Aids Weight Loss

With Green tea speeding up your metabolism, it’s thought to help weight loss – particularly in your abdominal area – fight obesity as well as improve your physical ability.

3. Reduces the Risk of Cancer

The antioxidants in green tea have been linked to a reduction in the risk of stomach and breast cancer.

4. Cuts Cholesterol and Lowers Blood Pressure

Evidence has found that the catechin compounds in green tea could cut down cholesterol – this being a main cause of heart disease and strokes.

5. Improves Dental Health

The catechin compounds also fight infections as well as bad breath! Let’s not forget green tea being light in colour means it won’t stain your teeth like our beloved black tea.

6. Helps You Live Longer

A recent study in Japan showed that those who drink lots of green tea daily reduce their risk of an early death by 17%.

7. Used to Fight Depression and Headaches

In China medicine has contained green tea for hundreds of years.

8. Helps Fight Alzheimer Disease

Several studies have shown that the catechin compounds in green tea can have beneficial effects on the prevention of Alzheimer’s.

9. Improves Mood, Boosts Energy and Aids Concentration

Acting as a stimulant, green tea contains much less caffeine than coffee. Although remember to not binge on the green tea if you are particularly caffeine-sensitive!

10. With the Vast Array of Flavours On Offer – How Could We Resist!

Try the delicious flavours of lemon, lime, ginger and mint. Or discover the wonderful world of ‘Matcha’, the most vibrantly green coloured tea.

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Emma Rinaldi