Sunday, November 29, 2009

Health Benefits of Green Tea

I love green tea. Something about drinking a hot cup brings a sense of warmth and comfort to me.  Not a day goes by that I don't brew a cup or two...or six. There are so many flavors and combinations out there, that I can never get bored.

Not only does green tea taste great, but it also has an immense amount of health benefits that go along with its consumption. Below are my top green tea health benefit picks.

Boost Immune System
Green tea is loaded with a powerful antioxidant called EGCG (I'll spare you the scientific name). Studies have shown that EGCG fights off free radicals in the body that are known for compromising our immunity.

Increase Metabolism
Trying to stay fit or even lose weight? Drink a few cups every day, and you'll be well on your way. Green tea increases the rate of fat oxidation, which facilitates the shedding of those unwanted pounds.

Prevent Disease
For centuries, green tea has proven to be very effective in preventing a wide range of diseases including cardiovascular, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, and cancer.

Look Younger
No need to go under the knife! Pick up a cup to reverse the underlying effects of aging. Goodbye wrinkles, skin damage, and scarring.


  1. I love the concept. I will definitely be looking forward to your entries. I'm drinking my green tea now actually ;-)