Healthy Green Tea Benefits
Are you thinking of giving up soda and sugary beverages? Or cutting back on coffee? Green tea is a healthy substitute and has numerous health benefits. Green tea benefits both our physical and mental health as it is high in antioxidants, catechins, theanine, and polyphenols. It can speed up your metabolism, boost your mood and prevent certain diseases.
Green tea has been around for centuries, having originated in Asian cultures, but is only recently becoming a worldwide phenomenon. It comes in a capsule form if you are not a tea drinker. You can purchase green tea with added flavors such as pomegranate, cranberry and blueberry. Or you can simply add lemon, lime or honey to your tea of your prefer. You can drink it iced or hot or blend it in a smoothie if you prefer.
And of course, you can also drink it with sugar cookies like you do when you drink coffee. By the way, green tea also contains caffeine, but much less than a cup of coffee or other teas, such as black tea. It will give you an energy boost without making you feel jittery or on edge. It can help boost your mood while having an overall relaxing effect at the same time.
Green tea is one of the most popular ingredients in homeopathic skin care products such as eye creams and face masks. Did you know that if you place green tea bags under your eyes it can help eliminate under eye wrinkles and dark circles? Green tea benefits our health in many ways, as you will see in the following article.