- Aging & Longevity
Green Tea And Anti-Aging
For thousands of years, the Chinese have used green tea as a beverage and they swear that it is a cure-all for everything. So much so that it has become a part of their traditional diet. There’s an interesting story about green tea and how it was discovered. More than four thousand years go, Emperor Shen Nung, a Chinese ruler was boiling water when a few leaves of a plant fell into it. That plant of course was the Carmellia sinensis and the rest is green tea history. From that first pot of green tea, this beverage has come a long way and today, the health benefits of green tea are touted all over the globe. The main attribute to green tea is, of course, weight loss but as interesting is its benefit when it comes to aging. Green tea and anti-aging is the topic that is very much in the news right now.
The Chinese have always known the green tea health benefits but it needed science and research for the modern world to accept it and go beyond hearsay. Once the health benefits of green tea became obvious, more and more people have started on a green tea diet. Primarily, green tea weight loss is what most people want but in the course of the research what has emerged is that green tea is useful in many ways too. It is being touted as a cure for cancer because a certain substance in green tea attacks just the cancer cells and destroys them. It is also being used as a cancer preventive because it seems to have the power to protect against cells turning cancerous.
There are more green tea benefits and these include depression, headaches, skin irritation, allergies, rheumatism, arthritis, Alzheimer’s, etc. However, there has also been a link that is being established between green tea and anti-aging. The Chinese seem to have a great many tricks up their sleeves when it comes to natural remedies and this is one of those that keeps you looking much more youthful for longer. So a green tea diet could do what a lot of expensive substances promise to do – give you a younger looking skin and body. It could be because green tea is full of antioxidants and these deal with the free radicals in the body, getting rid of them. It is these free radicals that make the body and environment for toxicity and disease so maybe they are the ones that hasten the aging process as well. If they are eliminated, our bodies could age much slower and we could hold on to our youth much loner. When your immunity has received a boost, everything about you stays younger and fitter. All this with a green tea diet.
Looking back at history, the Japanese women stay looking younger for so much longer and this could be because they drink a lot more tea that the Chinese women. When the body is not subjected to the ravaging effects of disease because your immunity is up, then there’s no need for it to fight and age. It functions the way it was supposed to and stays much healthier. That’s why drinking green tea could be the best thing you every did from an overall health point of view.