Forget about ordering your usual Americano or skinny latte - the hot drink you should stick to is green tea. Popular for years because of its health benefits, green tea is still one of the best choices because of the powerful natural chemicals and antioxidants that promote wellness and great skin.
Here are 5 areas that green tea gives you the mega-boost you need for face and body:
1) Healthy weight
The polyphenol found in green tea intensifies the levels of fat oxidation. In plain English, green tea benefits weight loss by helping you burn through calories at a faster rate - a plus if you’re looking to maintain a lower but healthy weight (LifeHack).
2) Heart health
Get your heart pumping! A 2013 review of many studies stated that green tea helped prevent a range of heart-related issues, from high blood pressure to congestive heart failure (WebMD). Crucially, green tea helps prevent blood clots which may lead to heart attacks.
Feeling relaxed after that cup of green tea? The chill-out effect is the result of the natural chemical theanine which calms nerves and reduces stress. Sip a cup or two and discover your own personal zen (WebMD).
4) Beautiful smiles
Who would have known that green tea even brightens your smile? Green tea has a natural antibiotic effect which kills oral bacteria and actually prevents tooth decay (Huffington Post). Drink green tea regularly and you may find your dentist complimenting you during your next checkup.
5) Flawless complexion
Green tea skin benefits include antioxidants which trap the free radicals promoting aging and organ breakdown. The influence of green tea is seen on the cellular level with evidence that it helps prevent DNA damage (Huffington Post).
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What benefits have you experienced from green tea? Let us know in the comments below.