Benefits of Green Tea


It seems the art of drinking tea is something new when in fact tradition shows it has been around for hundreds of years.  What did our ancestors know about the benefits of drinking tea that we don’t know, or are we just learning about it?

Green tea is made from Camellia sinensis, the same plant as black tea, but does not go through the oxidation process.   According to Wikipedia, there are several varieties of green tea which differ due to region, growing conditions, horticultural methods, production processing and time of harvest.

Some of the many benefits of green tea include weight loss, fresh breath, can reduce cholesterol, great for healthy skin, can help to keep allergies at bay, can help to maintain healthy hair, can manage blood pressure, can help to increase immunity, can help to prevent osteoporosis and can help to repair tissue.  There are many other benefits received by drinking green tea, but today I am focusing just a little on osteoporosis and tissue repair.

Low bone density is very common among women specifically after menopause.  Osteoporosis causes the bones to become weak and brittle which can lead to broken hips in elderly woman after a fall.  So how does drinking green tea help to maintain strong bones?  Green tea contains a high amount of fluoride which will help to keep the bones strong and which will help to prevent the health problems in elderly women and men.

How does drinking green tea help with tissue repair?  Add lemon to your tea.  This citrus is high in Vitamin C which is a very powerful antioxidant.  By mixing the juice of lemons with your tea it will help to develop and repair tissue in your body including blood vessels, skin, bones, teeth, ligaments and cartilage.  It also helps with wound healing.

As mentioned there are many benefits of drinking green tea.  I would encourage you to research further and find your need.  If you are blessed enough to have great health, just enjoy the tea!  The tea is great with or without sweetener.  If you choose to sweeten your tea, please add only a little organic raw honey or stevia to help maintain its health benefits.

Excerpts for this article were found at STYLECRAZE.COM