Benefits and virtues of green tea for health and well-being
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THE VIRTUES AND BENEFITS OF GREEN TEA
Green tea is appreciated all over the world for its refined taste, but above all it has exceptional virtues for health and general well-being. Green tea has its roots in Asia, where it has been consumed for thousands of years for its many physical and mental benefits.
To fully enjoy the treasures this plant has to offer, it is essential to choose a good quality tea and drink it freshly brewed.
Slimming, blood sugar, cardiovascular health, memory... Discover the great virtues and benefits of green tea on your body.
Green tea: a slimming ally
Green tea is not a miracle cure, but a jewel of nature with numerous properties. The caffeine (or theine) and polyphenol present in green tea leaves help to activate fat burning, while catechin, the powerful antioxidant it contains, contributes to the regulation of weight gain and the harmonious distribution of fats. It is also a powerful diuretic that helps the body to rid itself of toxins that can hinder the proper functioning of your metabolism.
Thanks to the action of catechin on the absorption of insulin and the lowering of blood sugar levels, green tea is the ideal drink to combat type 2 diabetes. Although it does not replace other medical devices, it can significantly reduce blood sugar spikes.
Green tea for a lively mind
The combination of caffeine and L-theanine contained in green tea has been shown to have beneficial effects on cognitive functions. These molecules help improve attention span and stimulate memory. Catechin, on the other hand, helps to fight against the ageing of the brain and the appearance of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's or Parkinson's disease.
A powerful anti-oxidant
Green tea is none other than the drink with the highest antioxidant potential, thanks to 3 powerful active ingredients: catechins, theaflavins and thearubigins. Two cups of tea provide the same antioxidant effect as seven glasses of orange juice! These beneficial substances fight against cellular ageing and contribute to the destruction of cancer cells.
The preconceived ideas about green tea
Although there is no doubt about its qualities, green tea may have suffered from prejudices accusing it of misdeeds that need to be deconstructed. Firstly, while some teas should preferably be drunk at a distance from meals to prevent them from interfering with the body's absorption of iron, this is not the case with green tea. Green tea is the only tea that cannot cause anaemia and can therefore be consumed at any time of the day.
Secondly, it does not prevent you from sleeping! The amount of caffeine in a cup of green tea is four times less than in a cup of coffee. Therefore, up to 6 cups a day could be consumed before exceeding the recommended amount of caffeine.
As you can see, green tea is a beverage that is naturally beneficial to many aspects of our health. It effectively prevents the onset of many diseases and illnesses, provides a boost of energy, improves cognitive abilities and helps us to remain serene in our daily lives. Moreover, green tea is available in an infinite number of subtle and tasty combinations and can be combined with a wide variety of virtuous plants to take care of oneself while giving oneself a moment of pleasure.
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Green tea from head to heart
Among the many positive effects of the antioxidants in green tea are the prevention of cardiovascular disease. Indeed, several extensive scientific studies have proven that regular consumption of green tea significantly reduces the risk of stroke and heart disease. This benefit is due to the polyphenols that act on the elimination of bad cholesterol and the improvement of blood circulation.
A radiant mood
If you are now familiar with its benefits on cardiovascular health, memory, or its effects on the silhouette, did you know that green tea is also excellent for emotional well-being? Indeed, the L-theanine and caffeine contained in a cup of tea have anti-stress virtues, and stimulate the production of dopamine, one of the main hormones responsible for the feeling of happiness! No need to wonder why the Japanese use green tea to combat the symptoms of depression.