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The Benefits Of Green Tea

The Benefits Of Green Tea

If you think it’s time to ditch the morning syrupy latte and start the day the right way, Green Tea is the perfect healthy wake up call.

Gently grown and minimally processed, green tea contains high levels of catechins — antioxidants which may help to prevent cell damage.

What are antioxidants?

To understand antioxidants, first it helps to know what they fight. Free radicals are uncoupled, unstable molecules, which fly around your body robbing stable molecules of their electrons. They do this because molecules don’t like to be unstable. In robbing your healthy molecules of their electrons, free radicals cause damage to cells. Over time, that can manifest in skin problems and other illnesses. Antioxidants effectively neutralise free radicals, and help to prevent damage.

One of the best sources of high quality antioxidants, and with no need for sugar or milk, most people will have absolutely no problem with it.

Other benefits of green tea:

  • Improves blood flow to heart and brain
  • Lowers bad cholesterol
  • Helps to stabilise blood sugar levels

Preparing it is easy, too. If you’re using bags, simply pour over hot water and brew for 1-2 minutes. No need to add sugar or milk, just drink as is.

How much caffeine does green tea contain?

A regular-sized cup contains around ⅓ the caffeine of a regular-sized cup of coffee.

Drinking green tea is great, but if you want to concentrate the effect, we recommend Green Extract. It contains a high concentration of the antioxidants green tea is famous for, and mixes easily into water.

Swap your daily fizzy drink for a cup of green tea instead, and you’ll save hundreds of calories every day, too.

Sophie Angell

Sophie Angell

Writer and expert

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