Here at Tea Lady Teas we clearly believe in the power of tea. We believe that tea does much more for the mind and body than simply being a delicious beverage. We plan on highlighting a new tea every week and sharing the benefits associated with each. This week we are starting with the powerhouse of all the teas, green tea!
For centuries it has been globally known that drinking certain teas can work wonders on one's health. It comes at no surprise that green tea has been labeled "the healthiest beverage on the planet", arguably excluding water, with its countless antioxidant properties and power of increasing one's metabolism, green tea is a power house among the different tea varieties. Here are the top 5 reasons why you should add green tea to your daily routine, green tea is proven to:
1. Boost Your Metabolism
The antioxidants present in green tea is truly what makes green tea a standout among other beverage choices. These antioxidants help your body flush out toxins and free radicals that can wreak havoc on one's body. This is a great reason to enjoy a cup of green tea first thing in the morning to get your metabolism active and moving throughout the day.
2. Enhance Your Memory & Cognitive Function
Throughout the years there have been many studies in how green tea effects cognitive function and the association to memory and general brain development, and the numbers show that when one drinks a cup of green tea, their brain moves quicker. This means better memory, quicker thinking and overall increased connectivity to the body and the brain.
3. Burn Fat
Due to the increase in metabolism and quicker flush of toxins, green tea leaves your body ready and willing to burn fat. It's proven that caffeine alone helps with weight loss, green tea goes beyond your typical cup of coffee with the boost of antioxidants, plus it doesn't leave you feeling quite so jittery.
4. Keep Your Mouth Clean
Due to its anti-bacterial properties, green tea is great for oral health and care as well. Given that cavities, inflamed gums (gingivitis) and bad breath are caused by an over production of bacteria, green tea's anti-bacterial properties step in to fight all of the above. While we don't recommend substituting your daily oral care (keep brushing please!), if you commonly suffer with mouth problems, try adding green tea to your daily routine!
5. Calm You Down
Despite the boost of caffeine from a cup of green tea, it has also has the ability to reduce anxiety and calm the body. Green tea is full of I-theanine, which is known to calm and reduce stress. Green tea can help calm you down without making you fall asleep, due to the boost of caffeine. Next time you feel stressed, sip on a cup of green tea!
Green tea has even more benefits than simply the five listed above, which makes it such a great beverage to add to your daily routine.
Here at Tea Lady Teas, we have a wide variety of green teas to choose from, between our pure green teas or our blended varieties, you'll be sure to find your perfect cuppa. Fan of a full-bodied green tea flavor? Try Lucky Dragon or our Gunpowder Pearls. Interested in more of a fruity vibe? Try our Ginger Peach, it's delicious hot or cold!
Stop by our shop to test a sample of one of our green teas, we hope to see you soon!