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Green tea; Miracle drink?.....or just a myth?
Whether you enjoy a refreshing, delicate cup of Dragon Well, Long Jing tea, a subtly scented cup of Jasmine Dragon Pearl tea, or savour a cup of Anji White tea like an exceptional vintage wine, all these green teas offer incredible health benefits.
In fact, the Chinese have been using green tea in traditional chinese medicine for centuries to treat anything from headaches to depression.
Green tea can help you to avoid heart disease and it may prevent you from having a stroke. Interestingly enough evidence supports this claim. Green tea helps to lower both cholesterol and blood pressure which in turn helps to protect the heart and improve blood and artery function. It can also reduce blood sugar levels and so lower the risk of developing type 11 diabetes in the long term.
Green tea is loaded with antioxidants and nutrients which have a powerful affect upon the body. Why not try some green tea as part of your weight loss plan? The tea boosts your metabolism and can get you into the mood for exercise because it contains caffeine, a natural stimulant, which together can help to burn fat and help with weight loss. Drinking green tea also improves strength during exercise.
The antioxidants found in green tea help to boost the immune system to help to fight cancer and prevent flu and cold symptoms. And, bioactive compounds in green tea can have various protective effects on neurones in the brain, and may reduce the effect of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. Green tea can help to improve brain function and mental alertness.
Specifically, jasmine tea can kill oral cancer cells. Centuries ago the Chinese used to wash their mouths out after eating with jasmine tea, and some people today still believe that gargling with it can prevent illness!!! It also plays a good anti-inflammatory role of natural detoxification. If you suffer from digestive problems drink several cups of jasmine tea which will expel wind, eliminate bloating and promote bowel regularity. Jasmine tea acts as a natural laxative.
You probably didn't know that drinking jasmine tea frequently can assist with the pain associated with conjunctivitis, aid with eyesight health and may help lower the risk of developing cataracts and stop you going blind.
White tea which is less processed, has higher levels of anti-oxidants and stronger anti-cancer properties. It also contains fluoride and other nutrients which help to keep teeth healthy and help to kill powerful bacteria in the mouth resulting in improved dental health, less tooth decay and cavities and ward off bad breath.
And if you want to minimise fine lines and wrinkles, then Anji white is for you! White tea has anti-aging properties and can minimise the environmental damage done to your skin and it can reduce inflammation and bacterial growth in acne prone skin. These anti-inflammatory properties can also help with achy joints and arthritis. Who doesn't want to look younger or live longer???
Enjoy the benefits of drinking green tea daily, they really are numerous!