May 02, 2017 204
It is known green tea is one of the healthiest beverage because it is loaded with antioxidants and nutrients that have powerful effect on our body. This of course, include fat loss, lower risk of cancer and some of the incredible benefits of green tea that you might not even know!
Fun fact: China was first to discover the health benefits of green tea.
Here are top 5 benefits that you might not even know about consuming green tea:
1. Improves brain function
Not only green tea keeps you awake but it can also make you smarter. Yes, you read it right! One of the active ingredient found in green tea is caffeine but the amount found in green tea is lesser than coffee which it will do more or less about the same job but without causing the “jittery” effects associated with too much caffeine. It also contains amino acid L-theanine which has anti-anxiety effects, increases dopamine and production of alpha waves in the brain. Studies have proven that with the combination of these 2 ingredients, it will improve brain function.
That brings us to point number two.
2. Helps combat Depression
The amino acid L-theanine that found in the tea leaves we mentioned earlier? It provides a relaxing and tranquilizing effect. This is said to help combat symptoms of depression
Due to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities in green tea, it can help with wrinkles and any signs of aging. Studies have proven that green tea applied topically can reduce sun damage.
4. Blood pressure
With the amount of nutrients found in green tea, it is said to reduce the risk of blood pressure with regular consumption.
5. Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s
In a long run, it does not only improve brain functions but also protect your brain in old age. Several studies proved that the catechin compounds in green tea can have various protective effects on neurons on test tube animals.
So, kudos to you for those green-tea-lover! If you’re not, don’t worry. It’s never too late to start to enjoy the healthiest beverage on the planet. Best place to start? Your workplace. Get Supplycart to deliver all these goodies straight to your doorstep!
by Hridya Anand
A biochemist by education who could never put what she studied to good use, finally found GetDoc as a medium to do what she loved - bring information to people using a forum that is dedicated to all things medical. View all articles by Hridya Anand.