GREEN TEA AND YOU
I like to think of green tea as the liquid superhero of antioxidants.
Essentially, antioxidants are minerals or other
substances found in certain foods, that when released into your body's system can help rejuvenate your cells.
benefits come in many different shapes and forms, but overall, the benefits make your body healthier as a whole.
Antioxidants may protect your cells against the effects of free radicals. Free radicals are molecules produced when your
body breaks down food, or if you are subjected to certain environmental exposures.
Free radicals can damage cells, and may play a role in heart disease,
cancer and other diseases. The antioxidants in green tea can help block the oxidation of LDL (bad) cholesterol, increase HDL
(good) cholesterol and improve artery function.
Green tea's health benefits are mostly due to its high content of flavonoids. These are plant based antioxidants. Green
tea is the best food source of a group called catechins which are extremely effective in preventing damage to cells and
appear to have other disease-fighting properties.
Studies have found a connection between consuming green tea and reduced
risk for several cancers, including, skin, breast, lung, colon, and bladder.
There are various forms of green tea available including decaffeinated and some with compound benefits of other natural
You can sip a cup between meals to aid in digestion or before bedtime to wind down - and every time you do you're
helping your body rid itself of harmful elements.