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My Green Tea Time!!! 😉

Green tea originated in China and is extremely popular in the contemporary world. Chinese have been drinking Green Tea for thousands of years due to the drink’s  innumerable healing and  health benefits.

So what does green tea do?

  • Burns Fat

Ever since I can remember I have been hearing stories about how green tea burns fats and slims you down. It affected me so much that I started drinking 2 cups until I was told, 1 cup has the same effect has multiple!

A study of overweight men in US reported that men with same diet routines and exercise regimes burnt 200 more calories per day after they started consuming green day and also increased their energy levels.

  •  Fights Cancer

Oxidation damages healthy cells of the body and have been associated to illnesses like cancer, heart disease, and strokes.The antioxidants present in green tea help fight against cancerous cells.

Scientists at the University of Strathclyde found that, delivered to skin cancer tumours in concentrated doses in a laboratory test, EGCG (antioxidant present in green tea) eradicated 40 per cent of them, while an additional 30 per cent were reduced in size.

  • Healthy Teeth

Green tea helps clean the teeth because of the presence of fluoride. Fluroide kills bacteria in the mouth that causes plaque and cavities. As a result, green tea is beneficial in maintaining healthy teeth and oral hygiene. It also helps in curing bad breath as it has high levels of an antioxidant, called polyphenols. Polyphenols attack bad breath by deactivating sulphur compounds produced by the bacteria.

  • Lowers Cholesterol

Cholesterol is a fatty substance called a lipid, made in the liver. High cholesterol leads to a lot of other illnesses. Drinking green tea frequently can benefit people with high cholesterol levels as it lowers the bad cholesterol (LDL) levels and prevent the accumulation of blood clots in the body.

The Peking Union Medical College in Beijing analysed the results of 14 random trials in which participants drank green tea ranging from three to 12 months. The study found that on average, green tea was shown to reduce total cholesterol by 7.2 milligrams.

 

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My fav green/herbal/min tea brand!

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43 comments on “Green Tea – Myth or Reality?”

      • I did! I’ve been trying new teas lately because I need to cut down on the strong black coffee :/ It was really uplifting. I also really like Rooibos!

      • YES! you should cut down on black coffee as it rusts your teeth and makes them yellow in the long run.

        Same goes for frizzy drinks especially coke (i love coke a lot!!!)…

        Try Pukka Organic Teas…they have lots of options to choose from xx

  1. Every attempt I’ve made to drink green tea has resulted in err, regurgitation. Seriously, I have tried on multiple occasions, as I’ve been aware of the health benefits, and the results are the same. Being slightly insane, I feel like trying again…

    • Seriously? its supposed to do the opposite.

      You should try a different flavour or company? And if it still persists, consult a doctor.

      Hope it gets better soon and you get to fully enjoy green tea as well 🙂

    • Green tea does have caffeine. However, it is significantly lower quantity of caffeine than coffee, colas, and other teas, such as black tea.
      Try mint tea…its without caffeine. xx

  2. Hey Cheeni, great advice here. Tea is my cup of joe. Although I can’t resist the flawless combination of donuts and straight, black coffee. Thanks for the follow!

  3. Great post! As I am an overweight male who is attempting to shed a few pounds; AND as my age dicates common sense health maintenance, this post was most encouraging: I just started drinking Green Tea. (Since I lost my teeth years ago, I wish I would have read this post in the 1980’s!!!)

  4. A good reminder for me to stick with green tea over any other! Although I’m truly more of a coffee person.
    And thank you for the visit to my blog. I’m enjoying my peek around yours. 🙂

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