Something like one billion Chinese people simply cannot be wrong! The Chinese have been drinking green tea as part of an important daily ritual for as long as records go back – possibly as long ago as four thousand years. So they’ve known for millennia that green tea is not only an important aspect of daily life, its health giving properties have been revered down through the ages. It could be construed as strange then that it is only fairly recently we in the West have cottoned on to the importance of this quite incredible health giving beverage.
The many health benefits gained from regularly drinking green tea are thanks to its containing some of the most powerful antioxidants currently known to modern medicine.
For those of you who have been exiled on Mars for the last several years, antioxidants are special, health boosting properties contained in certain foods that have the ability to mop up harmful substances known as free radicals. Free radicals cause damage to cell structure down to the molecular level and so can lead to many debilitating illnesses, including cancer buy kratom online.
But it’s not only the powerful cancer fighting properties of green tea that make it such an important addition to our daily diet. There are many more health benefits attributed to this amazing beverage. Green tea contains powerful anti-bacterial agents that can help us combat the often dangerous bacteria that cause all kinds of illnesses from food poisoning to tooth decay caused by the build-up of dental plaque.
Green tea can also be used as an aid to slimming! Just like coffee and black tea, green tea contains caffeine, although the levels are much lower than in these popular beverages. However, the combination of caffeine and other unique properties contained in the chemical makeup of green tea work together to boost the body’s metabolism and aid digestion. This action causes the food we eat to be more efficiently and completely digested, therefore less fat is stored in the body as a result and hence the reduction in body mass. This, of course means a slow, safe and natural method of weight loss making green tea an excellent part of a calorie controlled diet.
What’s more exciting is that green tea has also been found to balance cholesterol levels in the bloodstream. That means it has the ability to reduce harmful levels of Low-Density Lipoprotein (LDL) or bad cholesterol, while boosting healthy levels of High-Density Lipoprotein (HDL) or good cholesterol. This has the obvious benefit of reducing the potential for abnormal blood clots to form. These can potentially cause many serious problems from thrombosis to strokes and heart attacks.
Finally, if all the above healthy benefits weren’t enough, green tea is also a great reducer of stress. A cup of calming green tea relaxes you after a stressful day’s work, helping you to wind down and bring your body back to a restful, peaceful state. This is also a great way to help you enjoy a more peaceful and relaxed night’s sleep at the end of a hard day.
All in all, a daily cup or two of healthy, refreshing green tea goes a very long way to ensuring you enjoy good health, peace and relaxation and a longer life of better quality. The Chinese certainly know a thing or two about good health. We in the west just need to listen a little more closely. So cheers, mines’ a cup of green tea!
After completely curing himself of arthritis that nearly crippled him in his early thirties by completely natural, drug-free methods, writer Terry Didcott has been an advocate of a healthy lifestyle ever since. His researches into alternative health cures have enabled him to create an information-packed website at: