Green Tea – Benefits and Recipes

Green Tea is known for its many health benefits and great weight loss contributions but the taste can be quite daunting for some people. There are some great ways to enjoy this drink without it losing its natural benefits.

This tea is known as one of the healthiest beverages on the planet, hence why you are advised to drink it. The antioxidants and nutrients in the drink have powerful effects on the body which includes brain function, fat loss, lower risk of cancer and other incredible benefits.

Compounds in Green Tea can improve your Brain function and make you smarter:

Green tea is great for keeping you fit and healthy but it also makes you smarter. It stimulates neurons in the brain and helps you maintain concentration for longer. It contributes to the improvement of the mood, vigilance, reaction time and memory. The amino acid L-theanine increases the activity of the neurotransmitter GABA and has an anti-anxiety effect. This increases dopamine and the production of alpha waves on the brain. People report to have more stable energy and be more productive when drinking green tea.

The amino acid also decreases the risk of depression. It provides a relaxing effect and be a great benefit to tea drinkers.

Green Tea increases fat burning and improves physical performance:

Many of you have probably heard of ‘green tea extract’ and many people prefer it over suffering through the bitter and empty taste of the tea. It has shown to increase fat burning which is the main contributor for people to start taking dietary supplements.

Green Tea can kill bacteria, which improves dental health and lowers your risk of infection:

Studies have shown that the leafy green tea kills bacteria and lowers your risk of infections. This is due to a substance called ‘catechins’ that the leaves contain.

Green Tea can help you lose weight and lower your risk of becoming obese:

Green tea can boost the metabolic rate and therefore can help you lose weight. It is not a substitute for working out but it can be a great addition to your daily routine. Sip a mug when getting up or take it on the go to the gym.

Green Tea can help with wrinkles and aging:

Aging is one of life’s natural ways of saying you are not as young anymore. It is something daunting on many people’s minds, causing stress and potential breakouts. The green leaves making up the drink have a great anti-aging effect and can help significantly reduce wrinkles and signs of aging. This is another major reason why more and more people swap their coffee for this drink.

Green Tea relieves abdominal cramps:

When the time of the month has come, I have really bad problems with abdominal cramps and back ache. I’ve started drinking green tea infused with lemon, drinking one cup every morning and my cramps and pain have decreased significantly. There are no studies that have shown that green tea is great for abdominal cramps but I can tell you it is.


Green Tea with lemon:

It is known that lemon infused water is a very good wake up drink but also great for the body’s energy and fitness. I tried infusing green tea with lemon and the taste changes so much.

All you need to do is: brew some green tea and squeeze a little bit of lemon in it and drop the rest of the fruit in it. Let it infuse for ten minutes and drink it throughout the morning.

If you are not very used to the taste, start off with the lemon water in the morning and you will soon like the taste of green tea with lemon.

Green Tea with honey:

Everybody likes sweet honey, hence it is often used as a substiturw for sweetener or sugar.

Brew your green tea and add some honey to it. This way the drink will taste not so bitter and you will find yourself liking it.

These two methods are my favourite ways of drinking the hot beverage. This way I know that I can still gain from the benefits of the tea and feel so much better.

It’s okay if it takes some getting used to. Take your time and be patient, you will still gain from the benefits.

If you find some more ways of drinking the tea or a recipe you really like, comment or tell me about it.


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