My senior year of highschool I was diagnosed with a heart condition called Atrial Tachycardia and AVNRT. I cannot even begin to tell you how scary this was for me. I had an unsuccessful Catheter Ablation. Luckily, after trial and error I have found a medicine that that seems to be working. I have to be honest with you…I strongly prefer not taking prescription drugs but when left without a choice what is one to do. Thankfully, I also rely on my daily intake of green tea for a healthy body, heart and soul!
The benefits green tea has on the whole body
Green tea is made from unfermented leaves and is praised for its high antioxidant properties that among other important benefits may lower your risk of breast, colorectal, and prostate cancer as well as cardiovascular disease. Polyphenols like flavonoids can reduce free radicals in the body, protecting cells from damage. We all know how stress leads to a number of health ailments. Well sip on that green tea my friend (at least 3 cups a day) because studies have shown that green tea significantly reduces stress levels in the brain and lowers depression. Actually a compound named L-theanine improves brain function. This wonderful tea has an affect on how ones immune system functions. It helps control cholesterol and lowers blood pressure. Green tea also helps keep the pounds off. Have a date in your near future? Opt to drink green tea beforehand because the polyphenols in the leaves also help hinder the growth of bacteria that forms into bad breath!
Important tip on brewing green tea
Green tea has healthy chemicals called catechins, when adding the tea to boiling water it can reduce the benefits of these healthy chemicals. Do bring water to a boil but let sit for ten full minutes before pouring the water over the tea bag. Let the tea bag sit for at least a minute (longer if you prefer a stronger taste) before consuming.
Bottom line: Green tea may help you live longer and most definitely a healthier life!!! Tell me, is drinking green tea a part of your daily ritual?