Sip, sip, sippin’ on some green tea. Do you know how rad green tea is? It has so many amazing benefits and you know I’m going to tell you a few of them! Woot! If you already drink it then you might know about all the goodness you’re doing for your body. If you don’t drink it then listen up because this post might just cause you to run out and buy some! Check this out:
-It is rich in polyphenols. These nifty little things have effects like reducing inflammation and helping to fight cancer. Green tea is about 30 percent polyphenols!
-Green tea has been shown to boost metabolic rate and increase fat burning. Some studies have shown that green tea leads to increased weight loss. It may be particularly effective at reducing belly fat!
-Green tea has powerful antioxidants that may protect against cancer and helps slow down the aging process. Multiple studies show that green tea drinkers have a lower risk of various types of cancer.
-The bioactive compounds in green tea can have various protective effects on the brain. They may reduce the risk of both Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
-Some studies show that green tea can cause mild reductions in blood sugar levels. It may also lower the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
-Green tea has been shown to lower total and LDL cholesterol, as well as protect the LDL particles from oxidation. Some studies have also shown it to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease
-Studies show that green tea drinkers are likely to live longer than non-tea drinkers. Keep on, keepin’ on!
So what’s the verdict? Do you drink green tea on the daily? – OR – Will you be throwing some in your shopping cart this weekend? Let me know in the comments!