You have heard about superfoods… but do you know about superdrinks?
For centuries, this ancient drink has been a staple in Eastern culture. It remains “number one in the world” in consumption of beverages other than water.
It promotes a healthy metabolism, reduces pain and inflammation, can prevent some forms of cancer, and even lowers high blood pressure.
So what is this ancient miracle superdrink? It’s green tea.
There are three primary types of tea:
What makes green tea health benefits so special? The difference is in the processing.
Out of all three types, green tea is made from unfermented leaves and has the highest concentration of Polyphenols, antioxidants that fight free radical damage in your body.
A growing belief in the scientific community is that free radicals not only damage cells, sometimes to the point of completely destroying it, but also contribute to aging.
Antioxidants are the only compounds that neutralizes free radicals, and green tea is packed with them.
Free radicals also create one of the biggest and most misunderstood health problems today — inflammation. Inflammation is considered the root cause of over 100 diseases.
Top Ten Diseases Caused by Inflammation:
- Heart Disease
- Acid Reflux
- Compromised Immune System
- Skin Conditions
- High Blood Pressure
- Chronic Pain
For the past ten years, researchers have placed a lot of focus on green tea and its natural anti-inflammatory properties. The primary antioxidant compound in green tea that attacks free radicals and the inflammation they cause is Epigallocatechin-3-gallate (or EGCG).
“Taken altogether, the evidence certainly suggests that incorporating at least a few cups of green tea every day will positively affect your health,” says Diane McKay, PhD, a Tufts University scientist who studies antioxidants.
Organic whole leaf green tea is best. Drinking 2-4 cups each day acts as a stimulant, a diuretic, improves heart health, regulates your digestive system, controls blood sugar, and improves brain function.
There is extensive scientific evidence that people who consume a minimum of 2 cups of green tea daily naturally lose an additional ten pounds of body fat per year.
Green tea supplements are widely available but research has shown that your body processes the tea in its natural form as a beverage best.
Green tea is a natural, antioxidant-rich “superdrink” beverage that helps prevent inflammatory diseases, infections, fights cancer, stimulates your immune system, and helps you shed fat faster simply by adding it to your daily diet.
Sit down with a fresh pot of green tea, and drink to your health! Your body will thank you!