Green tea is considered as the best beverage in the world. It is made from unoxidized leaves and have good amount of antioxidants, even 5 times more than an apple.
Green tea is also used in traditional Indian and Chinese medicine for various health issues like digestion, heart problems etc. Learn these 9 proven health benefits of green tea.
1 HELPS IN WEIGHT MANAGEMENT:
Weight management depends on the metabolism mechanism. If a person has high metabolism rate which means he can burn calories fast and when a person has lower metabolism rate his calories also burns at very slow rate.
So green tea increases the metabolism rate which helps to increase the level of burning extra calories thus helping in weight management.
2 HELPS IN CHOLESTEROL:
Green tea helps to reduce bad cholesterol and increase the level of good cholesterol which helps to keep your heart healthy. Adding green tea in your daily life helps to prevent many heart diseases.
3 HELPS TO REMOVE TOXINS:
Liver is mostly responsible for removing toxins out of the body. Green tea helps to promote the process of flushing out toxins from the body, because it contains natural polyphenols flavonoids that promote this process.
Consuming green tea on daily basis removes heavy metals, toxins out of your body & detoxify your body naturally.
4 HELPS IN PREVENTING ACNE:
Green tea contains antimicrobial substance which helps to destroy the bacteria which is responsible for acne. It also helps to reduce redness caused due to acne. Using green tea is the best, effective & easy home remedy to treat acne.
HOW TO USE GREEN TEA FOR ACNE:
Things you need:
1 green tea bag + 1 tbsp honey
1 Put the tea bag in boiling water for about 3 minutes
2 Allow it to cool
3 Take out the tea leaves and mix it with honey to make a paste
4 Apply this mixture on the acne for 10 minutes
5 Rinse it with water.
I also made a green tea toner using only 2 ingredients. You can check out the recipe for diy green tea toner.
5 HELPS IN THROAT INFECTION:
Some researches believe that gargling with green tea helps to kill bacteria in throat. Which gives you relief from sore throat as it contains anti inflammatory properties. Consuming green tea also helps to soothe your sore throat & treats cough naturally.
6 HELPS IN IMPROVING SKIN HEALTH:
Vitamin E and vitamin B2 are essential for skin health. Vitamin E helps to grow new skin cells while vitamin B2 helps in maintaining collagen level for firmness of skin.
Green tea is packed with these two vitamins, consuming green tea help to improve your skin texture and makes your skin naturally healthy.
7 ORAL HEALTH :
Green tea helps to protect against cavity and bad breath. As it kills the microbes & bacteria which causes bad breath and also improves gum health. So, while you drink green tea, it side by side helps to improve your oral health.
8 INCREASES IMMUNITY:
Green tea is used to boost immune system in Chinese and Indian traditional medicines. The reason behind this is, green tea has antioxidant properties and can fight with free radicals.
Drinking a cup of green a day can naturally boost your immune system. Which helps to protect your body from virus & flu.
9 HELPS IN RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS:
It is a disease which affects the joints of the body including joints of knees, ankles, wrist, hand. Green tea contains EGCG ( Epigallocatechin gallate) which is helpful in treating rheumatoid arthritis.
If you are suffering from this, you may consider consuming green tea on daily basis.
SIDE EFFECTS OF EXCESS INTAKE OF GREEN TEA:
1 Excess intake of green tea can cause insomnia
2 Excess intake can cause reduction in iron levels
3 Can upset stomach.
WAYS TO HAVE GREEN TEA:
1 After breakfast
2 Half hour before exercise
3 Do not have more than 1-2 cups of green tea in a day.