America is a land of coffee drinkers. In fact, Americans have consistently consumed more coffee than tea since we were just 13 colonies. While it’s true coffee has a more robust flavor and caffeine than tea, adding a cup of green tea to your morning routine can pay off in many ways. Green tea contains antioxidants and plant compounds known to boost health and wellness. Studies suggest green tea helps with weight loss, can help prevent Alzheimer’s Disease, and may even help prevent cancer. Keep reading and discover five reasons to drink green tea, plus the way to create the perfect cup.
1. Drinking Green Tea can Help You Lose Weight
According to Healthline, green tea contains an antioxidant known to raise metabolic rates in humans. When your metabolism accelerates, you burn more calories. And the more calories you burn, the easier it is to lose weight. The results of a 12-week controlled study involving 240 people with obesity showed those in the green tea group had significant decreases in body fat percentage, body weight, waist circumference, and belly fat compared with those in the control group.
2. Prevent Some Types of Cancer
Research has shown that oxidative damage can lead to chronic inflammation, resulting in chronic diseases, including cancers. Antioxidants found in green tea can help protect against oxidative damage. Furthermore, Medical News Today published an article showing research has linked green tea compounds with a reduced risk of several types of cancer, including prostate and colorectal cancer.
3. Improve Your Brain Function
Green tea not only improves brain function in the short term, but it may also protect your brain as you age. Alzheimer’s Disease and Parkinson’s Disease are two common neurodegenerative diseases that affect the quality of life in senior citizens. Several studies show antioxidant compounds in green tea can have protective effects on neurons.
4. Drink Green Tea and Live Longer
While longevity studies don’t link green tea consumption to longer life spans, compounds found in green tea reduce the risk for several life-threatening conditions. In a recent study, researchers studied 40,530 Japanese adults over 11 years. Those who drank 5 or more cups per day were significantly less likely to die during the study period
|Cause of Death||Women||Men|
|All Causes||23% Lower||12% Lower|
|Heart Disease||31% Lower||22% Lower|
|Stroke||42% Lower||35% Lower|
How to Brew the Perfect Cup
The act of brewing the perfect cup of green tea can help reduce stress. We recommend making a ritual out of it. Over time, you will find the ritual has a calming effect that will have health benefits of its own. The ideal water temperature is 160-170 degrees. Boiling water can dissolve tannins and destroy the compounds that contribute to overall good health. Additionally, boiling water can burn tea leaves resulting in a bitter taste.
According to researchers at Purdue University, drinking green tea with lemon improves the health benefits of the tea. Citrus juice brings out green tea’s natural antioxidants, making them more available for your body to absorb. Steep time is 2-3 minutes, no more. Longer steeping will result in a bitter taste and a tea that leaves more stains on your cups and teeth.
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