Hi Fellow Strawberries 🙂
Today we are talking health benefits of green tea. Green tea was used in traditional Chinese and Indian medicine to control bleeding and heal wounds, aid digestion, improve heart and mental health and regulate body temperature.Green tea is made from the Camellia sinensis plant, it’s not fermented and is produced by steaming fresh leaves at high temperatures. During this process, it is able to maintain important molecules called polyphenols therefore contains one of the most antioxidants and beneficial polyphenols. Green tea is rich in vitamin B, folate , manganese, potassium, magnesium, caffeine and catechins.
There is a long list of green tea health benefits, I’m going to list only the most important ones:
Green tea improves our metabolism. The antioxidants catechin and caffeine found in green help our bodies burn more calories .The component polyphenol which was found in green tea intensifies levels of fat oxidation and the rate at which your body turns food into calories.
Green tea improves glucose levels slowing the rise of blood sugar after eating.
Green tea lowers bad cholesterol levels in the blood and improves the balance of good cholesterol to bad cholesterol.
Green tea reduces the risk of high blood pressure.
Anti-viral and Anti-bacterial
Catechins, a strong antibacterial and antiviral agent found in green tea, is effective for treating influenza .Gargling with green tea helps to prevent colds and flu. Green tea extract is also used in mouthwash to reduce pain after tooth removal.
Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities in green tea help with wrinkles and with the signs of aging.
Theanine is an amino acid found in tea leaves provides a relaxing effect.
Green Tea improves brain function so it makes us smarter. The key active ingredient is caffeine, which is a known stimulant.
The antioxidant “catechin” found in green, tea can destroy bacteria and viruses that cause throat infections and dental caries.
The antioxidants found in green tea penetrate the tissues of the eyes and produce antioxidant activity. Catechins, an antioxidant in green tea, is capable of being absorbed into the tissues of the eye.
Guys, as you know I’m a huge fan of all things organic and natural
Before heading to bed I normally drink a cup of Decaffeinated Organic Green Tea from Clipper as it contains no caffeine, with added chamomile and lavender which help my sleep.
During the day I prefer Citrus Flavoured Organic Green Tea with Elderflower, Nettle and Fennel
Guys did you know that Clipper is using only unbleached tea bags?!
Unbleached bags don’t go through a chemical process before reaching our cups! When looking at unbleached bags the most obvious difference is their exterior. The paper used to make unbleached bags has a much darker exterior and that’s because they are completely natural. But although unbleached bags have a completely different look to bleached bags, there is no taste difference. Unbleached tea bags taste the same as their bleached counterparts.