This popular Asian tea is a favorite beverage, hot or iced. Drinking its powerful antioxidants provide vast health benefits, which include ridding the body of cell damaging free radicals, lowering the risk of breast, colon, and skin cancers, stroke prevention, and promotes heart health, healthy gums and reduces psychological stress. Green tea has antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal properties to further strengthen your immune defenses, and has been found to halt the production and spread of tumor cells.
Green tea and white tea are made from steaming, instead of fermenting the leaves of the Camellia sinesis tea plant. These minimally processed teas contain more essential compounds than black tea. Green Tea also contains less caffeine than coffee or black tea.
Benefits of Drinking Green Tea
1. Bolsters Immune Function -
Green tea’s natural antioxidant, antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal properties work to strengthen your immune defenses from illness and infection.
2. Boosts Brain Health -
Sharpen and extend the health of your brain with green tea. Research shows that drinking green tea may reduce age-related memory decline and protect against Alzheimer’s. A recent study of 1,000 people over the age of 70 found that those consuming the most green tea showed the least signs of cognitive decline. Another study of almost 14,000 people 65 years old and up found that drinking green tea daily could extend one’s ability to independently perform normal daily activities, like dressing and bathing, as they continue to age. Those consuming 5 cups of green tea a day were one-third less likely to experience functional difficulties than those who drank less than one cup.
3. Glaucoma Prevention and Eye Health -
According to HealthDay reports, tissues in the eye absorb the protective catachins (antixoidants) in green tea. The catachins naturally consists of health-enhancing vitamin C, vitamin E, lutein, and zeaxanthin. Green tea consumption could protect the eye against oxidative stress.
4. Prevents Tooth Decay & Gum Disease -
Antioxidant-rich white and green tea has anti-inflammatory effects which fight gum disease and cavity-causing bacteria in the mouth.
5. Diabetes Prevention -
Green tea helps regulate blood sugar, and improve insulin activity.
6. Stress Reducer -
Some studies suggest that green tea reduces mental fatigue and psychological distress, and eases depression in the elderly.
7. Weight Loss -
A study in Switzerland found that drinking two to three cups of green tea daily causes an additional 80 extra calories to be burned each day, without increasing the heart rate. Thus, green tea aids weight loss by elevating your metabolism, and to increase fat burning.
Drink a cup or two of hot green tea or a glass of iced green tea daily for its vast health benefits. Drinking hot tea is easy with a POU water filtration dispenser in the workplace. Just add a bag of your favorite green tea to a mug, and fill with piping hot, filtered water. Sweeten to taste, and allow the tea to cool slightly before drinking.
By Deborah Tukua, staff writer
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Deborah Tukua, staff writer
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