Enjoy the Hidden Benefits of Tea Time
Aside from water, perhaps, the health advantages of green tea rank highest among all beverages. Of the three varieties of tea - black, green, and oolong - green tea is made from unfermented leaves, allowing it to retain many of the beneficial antioxidants called polyphenols. Green tea is the only tea that is not at least partially fermented giving it the highest antioxidant content. For ages, the Chinese and Indian peoples have uplifted green tea for its many medicinal uses. Only recently has the West caught on to just how impactful drinking green tea can be on health.
When asking the question of exactly what green tea helps, you'd almost be better advised to ask what it doesn't help with. Green tea has been linked to numerous health benefits. What's more, researchers are still uncovering many of the practical uses of this super-food.
Research studies, so far, have confirmed the following:
- Individual effects have been demonstrated that green tea increases the body's fat-burning potential.
- Green tea helps to fight against insulin resistance and controls blood sugar enabling it to be a potent dietary tool against Type II diabetes.
- Mild amounts of caffeine in green tea produce less of the jittery, overly excited reactions common with coffee but deliver fully on helping with brain functions such as memory and reaction time. Plus, the amino acid L-theanine, by enhancing the production of the neurotransmitter GABA, offers anti-anxiety effects.
Other health benefits of green tea involve its protective impacts on developing age-related diseases such as Alzheimer's, cardiovascular disease, cancer, inflammatory bowel disease and for prolonging life.
Green tea has been found to be extremely effective when used in conjunction with a whole foods diet and regular exercise. Unfortunately, without full lifestyle change, green tea may not be promising on its own for weight loss. To learn more about healing foods that can impact your weight loss regimen, contact the Metabolic Research for a FREE consultation.
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