Updated: Mar 12
Green tea is one of the most popular drinks in the world, but even people who swear by
it are often surprised by just how many health benefits that they're getting from their
morning cuppa. Here are four reasons to reach for green tea the next time that you're
1. It helps you burn fat and lose weight
Pick up any bottle of weight loss pills. There's a good chance that green tea will be one
of its active ingredients. Not only does it boost the metabolism and help you burn
calories at a quicker rate, but since a big glass of tea will fill your stomach, it'll keep you
from being hungry, too. The next time you are struggling to lose weight, skip the fad or
crash diet, and instead make yourself a healthy cup of green tea. You can also increase
the health of the tea with adding honey.
2. It's good for your heart
Multiple studies have shown that flavonoids are good for cardiovascular health. Can you
guess what's in green tea? Whether you're hoping to reduce inflammation in your
arteries or decrease your risk of a heart attack, green tea can help. Try pairing it with
other heart-healthy foods and exercises. This won’t replace cardiovascular health
treatments, but it can definitely reduce your risk for heart complications when you drink
it on a regular basis..
3. It can boost your immune system
Green tea is full of catechins, and catechins are little cold-busters that like to kill bacteria
and attack viruses. While it probably won't stop you from getting a really stubborn strain
of the flu, it might help to relieve your symptoms from the inside out. The warmth and
steam of the cup can also unblock your sinuses. Who doesn’t need a nice natural
immune system boost?
4. It helps you retain memories
A study of Alzheimer's patients has suggested that green tea might reduce the
breakdown of acetylcholine. Acetylcholine helps you retain memories, so when it starts
eroding, that's when memories fade away. While nothing can stop cognitive diseases
like Alzheimer's, green tea might just slow it down a little. Your brain health needs your
help, and when you can use natural remedies like healing tea, it doesn’t get much better
These are just a few ways that green tea can be a benefit to your diet. Have fun brewing
your next pot!
Disclaimer: If you have a medical condition or pregnant please contact your HCP before using any substances. This information is not meant to replace the advise of your HCP.