Green tea is something that our office just can’t get enough of, whether it’s just plain or a flavoured tea like green tea and lemon. There will always be someone in the office drinking it.
There are loads of benefits of drinking it which whether you like the taste or not, should motivate you to start drinking it.
Protects your brain in old age lowers the risk of developing Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s
The bio-active compounds in green tea may have various protective on neurons.
May lower the risk of various cancers
Green tea is a good source of antioxidants which have a protective effects against some cancers. It could reduce the risk of breast cancer, colorectal cancer and prostate cancer.
Improves dental health
The catechins in tea can kill the bacteria which could cause various infections and it also improves bad breath.
Improves brain function and can make you smarter
It also contains the amino acid L-theanine which works with caffeine to improve the brains function.
Improves physical performance
Green tea contains a small amount of caffeine, not near as much as you’d get in a cup of coffee but enough to have an effect on your physical performance.
Reduced risk of having a stroke
In a research study it was found that those who drink at least 4 cups a day were around 20-30% less likely to have a stroke.
May lower the risk of type II diabetes
Green tea may improve insulin sensitivity and reduce blood sugar levels.
Reduces the risk of getting cardiovascular disease and lowers cholesterol
Green tea increases the antioxidant capability of the blood which protects particles from oxidation.
So get to the shop and stock up!