Are you fond of drinking coffee when you cannot sleep or when you’re just too sleepy for an online class? Do you find yourself in the kitchen looking for your coffee maker when you are burnt-out, stressed, and fed up with the works and assessments? Trust me; you’re not alone. Almost half of the population in the world drinks coffee or addicted to it, too.
But did you know that there is an alternative option if you want to be a little bit healthier than your usual self? I know that you’ve heard of this before. Green Tea!
There are various researches out there (you can directly search it on your search engine) to prove that green teas have more benefits than your regular coffee. It has caffeine, yes. But much lesser than the coffees that we used to have. You can drain 3 to 5 cups of green tea a day, and it’s okay!
Another good thing about it is that you can always find and drink it everywhere, just like how coffees are popular and in-demand. You can acquire it online (especially now that we are in a global pandemic, always be safe) or grab it in your local stores. It may vary in taste and color, but for sure, as long as it’s still green tea, and it has most of the same ingredients, the benefits are still there.
You can serve it hot, cold, or warm, depending on your taste.
Health Benefits of Green Tea in our Body
If you search it on the internet, you can see or read various articles and even researches to prove and present facts about the benefits and good chemicals green tea possess. It contains healthy bioactive compounds; it is rich in polyphenols (reduce inflammation and fights cancer) and contains epigallocatechin-3-gallate or EGCG, also known as Catechin (antioxidants, which help prevent cell damage). It improves brain function; green tea has caffeine (a stimulant) that is lesser than coffee. Caffeine improves mood, vigilance, reaction time, and memory. It can reduce bad breath; catechins found in the drink can suppress bacteria’s growth, potentially lowering the risks of harmful infections. It helps you live longer; given that it helps prevent or protect you from the dangers of cancer or cardiovascular diseases, it makes sense that it could help you live longer.
Health Benefits to Children
Aside from the fact that it has reduced-caffeine in it, green teas are very tummy-friendly to most people. Unlike coffee, green teas can be very beneficial to children- it can be a great help to your body’s resistance to fighting common colds and flu. It is rich in Catechin (a flavan-3-ol; an antioxidant), which helps prevent cell damage, reduce the formation of free radicals in the body, and plays a part in aging and preventing many other diseases such as cancer.
Green Tea as Prevention to Many Diseases?
Green tea is loaded with nutrients and plant compounds that can have a positive effect on our bodies. In fact, researches have shown that those who drink green teas are significantly less likely to acquire different types of cancer compared to those who don’t drink. Green tea can also help lower the risk of developing type II Diabetes, Heart Disease, Arthritis, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s Disease. Instead, it helps in the brain’s function (those who drink green tea had more excellent activity in the brain’s working-memory area) and improves dental health. It improves your blood flow and lowers your cholesterol because of the phytochemical that can be found in it.
Key Towards Fitness
If you are currently on your way towards fitness, this drink can also help you lose or drop a few pounds. The Caffeine and the Catechins it contains can boost your metabolism (Metabolism is the process that allows the body to convert the foods we consume into usable energy) and increase fat burning. Green Teas can help you burn an additional 75 to 100 calories per day.
Green tea has a vast range of possible health benefits, but just like any other thing. Too much (more than the prescribed cups) consumption of it can have a negative impact on the body’s homeostasis. Remember that no matter how promising a food/ a product may be, it’s still up to us if we would let it heal us or harm us. Be responsible for the food and drinks you eat; stay healthy!