The Many Benefits of Drinking Green Tea

By Trista
The Many Benefits of Drinking Green Tea

You have probably heard that drinking green tea has enormous health benefits. And seemingly every week, there is new research about how drinking green tea daily can boost your overall health and well-being. It is high in antioxidants, which neutralize nasty toxins known as free radicals that zip throughout the body and wreak havoc on cells. It contains large amounts of polyphenols, which have protective properties for cellular function. And it is an active ingredient in many weight-loss products because regular consumption of green tea can actually help people lose weight.

But the health benefits of green tea go beyond losing weight and giving a quick boost to the body’s functioning. It promotes better brain functioning, for everything from reducing anxiety to reducing the risk of developing neurodegenerative conditions, including Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. It also can help prevent cancer. Want to learn even more about just how beneficial green tea is and why it should be part of your daily regimen? Keep reading to learn more.

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People In The West Largely Prefer Coffee

In the western hemisphere, people generally prefer to drink coffee over tea. And there are plenty of good reasons why – it gives people the jolt that they need to wake up and start their day. And research has indicated that coffee has plenty of health benefits, from the brain-boosting power of caffeine to its many antioxidants.

One notable exception to coffee consumption outweighing that of tea is Great Britain, where time and custom have yet to replace the proper afternoon tea. But as more people come to realize the health benefits of drinking tea, and as ongoing research demonstrates more and more health benefits, tea consumption in the West is increasing.