I drink green tea a couple of times a week, because I see lots of messages around telling me how beneficial it is, but until now I really don't think I have taken the time to read an article or do any research as to exactly why?
Well here is a little run down on some of the amazing things drinking green tea can help you with and it gets even better if you add some fresh lemon juice!
- Green tea contains an amino acid L-theanine, this has a calming affect on our nervous system and can help you reduce stress. The combination of L-theanine and the caffeine in green tea can have synergising effects improving brain function.
- Antioxidants in green tea may help lower your risk of various types of cancer. Cancer grows when the cancer cells growth is uncontrolled, the antioxidants in green tea can have a protective effect on your cells. These antioxidants also help neutralise the free radicals that can cause damage to our bodies.
- The catechins in green tea assist by inhibiting viruses and killing bacteria, this also helps with dental health.
- Adding lemon juice to your green tea boosts the teas benefits even higher by increasing the availability of the antioxidants the body can absorb by 5 times!
Green Tea has so many benefits, try to add a cup to your menu every day. If you can try and add some lemon to increase the benefits five fold.