The Health Benefits of Green Tea

By: Bethany Barich (Follow on Instagram & Twitter)

Green tea is one of the most popular teas in the world, and for good reason. It's hands down one of the most healthy beverages in the world. Skinny Teatox uses the highest quality Sencha Green Tea as one of the main ingredients in all their teatox's

I want to teach you a bit more about green tea - why it's so healthy, where it comes from, and even why it's called green tea. Well, the name is obvious – it’s green! The green colored leaves and the green color it gets when brewed is the reason it coined the name “green tea.” It first came into the light in China during the early 1900s, but the use of it dates back more than 3,000 years ago! People used to chew and eat the leaves, and then over time it was used for cooking and then to water for drinking!

There are a lot of types of green tea, whether they’re the flavored ones from your local grocery store to traditional ones from China and Japan. Some traditional ones from China include a green tea called Gunpowder, which is a popular tea today, and Dragonwell, which is also known in the US.

Green teas from Japan include Sencha, and one that’s considered the best of them all, Gyokuro. Those flavored teas discussed earlier are also really delicious, and like stated, can be found right in some of your local stores. There are green teas flavored with pomegranate, honey, lemon, peach and ginger.

Not only does green tea have a fascinating history and array of types and flavors, but it also has a ton of benefits! 

Here are 5 health benefits of green tea: 

1. Increase fat burn, and performance!

It’s been shown that green tea helps boost metabolism. Adding a cup of green tea into your daily diet and exercise routine may help with the fat burning and weight loss process. Along with that, thanks to the caffeine itself, green tea helps with physical performance.

2. Help Keep Your Skin Clear

Thanks to the amount of antioxidants found in green tea, it’s been shown that it can help with wrinkles and aging. Along with that, it helps with reducing redness due to UV exposure and may help prevent other harmful effects from UV light.

3. Reduces cancer risks

It’s always nice to know that some health choices you make may help you avoid cancer in the future. Green tea is another one of those choices to add to the list. Antioxidants can help protect you against certain cancers, and green tea is packed with antioxidants – making sense on why it could reduce risks of cancer. Some including: pancreatic cancer, breast cancer and a rare cancer, esophageal cancer.

4. May lower risks of Alzheimer and Parkinson’s disease

Green tea may already improve brain function, but on top of that? Studies have shown that ingredients in green tea have positive, protective effects on brain cells that are dying from the diseases. It also may restore the damaged brain cells too, causing a delay in the deterioration from the diseases. 

5. Reduces of cardiovascular diseases

Green tea reduces, and helps balance cholesterol. This, in time, can help lower the risk of heart disease, which is one of the number one killers in the world. Green tea could also prevent heart attacks by stopping the creation of clots – which is what causes most heart attacks. 

So next time you go to the grocery store, grab a box of green tea, it could end up helping you live longer and healthier!

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  • Savannah Dodds says...

    I absolutely love green tea, totally appreciate all the info!

    April 22, 2022

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