The Wonders of Green Tea

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Green tea
I don’t know about you but I love green tea! I started drinking it after a recent health kick as I had read that it had lots of health benefits in terms of loosing weight etc but as an extra bonus it also has lots of beauty benefits too.
Clinical evidence suggests that green tea is packed with health and beauty benefits that you can enjoy whether drinking it or applying directly to your skin. Even the leaves can be used as a gentle exfoliant, guaranteed to give your skin a healthy glow.
Recent research shows that green tea extract is naturally rich in antioxidants, which help protect the body from free radicals which are nasties in the body which are linked with accelerated ageing and an increased risk of major diseases. Exposure to pollution, smoking and excess sunlight increases the number of free radicals in the blood, but the potent antioxidants found in green tea add strong weight to the belief that green tea not only promotes good health but also makes you look younger!!




The number one benefit for me was its ability to help fight spots. This is because g
reen tea contains catechins, which are anti-bacterial agents that suppress acne-causing bacteria and help regulate hormonal imbalances. It also possesses potent anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce the redness and inflammation brought about by spots, thereby helping them heal and reduce the scars. Yeay!!
This stuff also helps us to fight the signs of aging by preventing the breakdown of collagen and elastic which causes wrinkles, prevents bad breath and even strengthens hair.

The health benefits are endless too such as weight loss, as green tea increases the metabolism which speeds up the rate at which our bodies turn food into calories.

Another benefit is that it helps to regulate glucose levels which slows the rise in blood sugar after eating preventing insulin spikes and preventing fat storage.

Heart disease is a biggy, Scientists believe that green tea helps the lining of blood vessels, helping keep them stay relaxed and better able to withstand changes in blood pressure. It may also protect against the formation of clots, which are the primary cause of heart attacks.
Believe it or not research has also shown that green tea can reduce the risk of Esophageal Cancer, but it is also widely thought to kill cancer cells in general without damaging the healthy tissue around them.
Theanine is an amino acid naturally found in tea leaves. It is this substance that is thought to provide a relaxing and tranquilizing effect and be a great benefit to tea drinkers and can help prevent depression.
Tea catechins are strong antibacterial and antiviral agents which make them effective for treating everything from influenza to cancer. In some studies green tea has been shown to inhibit the spread of many diseases.

The list goes on and on.
So there you have it the miracle drink that solves everything!! Not the best tasting tea in the world but who cares with benefits like that, plus you can get green tea with added flavours to make it a little more palatable if you really struggle.
Look for skincare that contains this magical ingredient too I know I will be hunting some down!
Anyone know of any good skincare or makeup that contains green tea that might be worth a try?
Toodle-oo

Lisa xx

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16 comments

  1. I used to drink green tea all the time, loved it! Started to go off it though but now i really want to get back into drinking it again!

    found your blog through the #bbloggers blog hop! love it, followed :)

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    1. I Have a least a cup a day.
      Thanks will come and check yours out

      Cx

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  2. I love green tea too.. Drink it every night ..
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  3. I love green tea! And awesome to hear all of its benefits! Great post!
    Emily xo
    daisylocks.blogspot.com

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  4. Some great facts on here! Though Im not a huge fan of tea I may give this a whirl (:

    bohorush.blogspot.com

    xx

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    1. Thanks hun, Really is worth a try.

      Lx

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  5. I drink green tea all the time! =) love it

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  6. Green tea is quite yummy! I love reading your blog for facts I didn't know before!:)

    http://punkyandbubblesbeauty.blogspot.com/

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  7. I like to mix green tea and black teas. That way I have the black tea flavor but the benefits of Green Tea.

    Mana
    Fashion and Happy Things

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  8. Love these posts :) I never really drank tea until I had to for a ply I was in :P so I have never tried Green Tea but I have to say after reading this I might have to give it a go and hopefully I will like it :P

    Katie xx
    katiesworld13.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. The taste is something i had to get used to as i wasnt too keen at first but i loce it now, definitely give it a go.

      Lx

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  9. I love Green Tea! I'm not a fan of very fancy brands of tea, but I tend to use organic brands. My favorite type of Green Tea at the moment is actually from Target: it's called Archer Farms Fair Trade Green tea. I highly recommend it! I also brew "Green Ginger" tea from the brand Tazo. Both are amazing and sometimes I add just a few drops of honey for extra sweetness :)

    Sam
    samsamcherie.blogspot.com

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