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Health Benefits of Green Tea - Super Drink from Nature

Updated on June 17, 2014

Boost Your Well Being

When it comes to taking steps in improving our health and well being, consuming Green tea is a sure way to do so. For thousands of years, this drink has offered numerous health benefits with its own unique blend of properties. Green tea has been a regular feature in traditional Chinese medicine and for great reason. Modern studies have confirmed through extensive research how powerful and important it is to consume this natural drink, proving it has a special place within our dietary options. Let's go over what makes including this drink in our diets a smart choice.

Pure Goodness

Green tea is a super charged health beverage with great things in store for your well being.
Green tea is a super charged health beverage with great things in store for your well being. | Source

Improve Your Immune System

Keeping our immune system strong is vital for optimum health. It is necessary to focus on foods and beverages which have benefits for our immunity, and even more so as we age. Green tea can supercharge your immune system with its bounty of antioxidants. If you feel like you could switch out a certain beverage in your diet for a more healthy option, go with the natural goodness of Green Tea. It is an excellent source of polyphenols which fight off the damaging effects of free radicals. By enhancing our immune system with natural sources such as this drink, we also lower our risks for many diseases and we will have much more energy. There are many brands and varieties to choose from. Find one which is comprised of only natural ingredients for the most benefits.

Helps Maintain Healthy Weight

Keeping our bodies at a healthy weight can sometimes be a challenge. That is why it is important to view your diet and see which things can be replaced. Green tea offers a great solution for incorporating a natural vitality boost which will help in losing unwanted pounds. Studies have shown that drinking 1 to 3 cups of this drink daily can help in burning up to 80 extra calories per day and speed up your metabolism. Add Green tea to your diet combined with light exercise and watch as your body adjusts itself into a more healthy weight. It is in the little changes we make which can yield big results.

Excellent Soda Replacement

Drink up and take in the rich goodness of this health boosting natural beverage.
Drink up and take in the rich goodness of this health boosting natural beverage. | Source

Strengthens Heart

Drinking Green Tea helps in keeping our arteries clear and helps in preventing the buildup of plaque. It has also been shown to be effective in improving blood flow which is vital for optimum heart health. It also reduces cholesterol and triglycerides levels. With these benefits, your risk of developing heart disease is dramatically reduced as well as your chances for heart attacks. This is a preventable condition as long as one takes the necessary steps to stay healthy and active.

Helps With Dental Health

Green Tea contains many antibacterial properties which our bodies utilize to fight bacteria. This action leads to the prevention of the build up of plaque on our teeth. Green tea features natural fluoride which is of great benefit in protecting our teeth against cavities. There is also strong evidence suggesting that consuming 1 to 3 cups a day of this drink can even decrease the chances for developing gum disease.

What Else Can Green Tea Do?

If having a beverage at your fingertips with anti aging benefits sounds appealing to you, look no further than a hot cup of this special tea. This is due to the high amount of antioxidants which help in preventing cell oxidation. Green tea has also been shown to have positive effects in skin care products and is a regular feature in several brands marketed for wrinkle treatments. Consuming this beverage is a great preventative measure against cancer as well. With all of the benefits this natural drink contains, give it a try sometime and see if it can be regular feature in your daily habits. If you must have a little sweetness with it, try a little honey or raw sugar in a small amount. Thank you for reading and if you enjoyed this hub, please visit the links below or my profile to learn more about other healthy foods and beverages.

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    Danijela 2 years ago from Serbia

    Every morning I enjoy drinking green tea! It is a very nice article about my favourite tea. I see you share my opinion about green tea.

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    Devika Primić 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

    Green tea has been one of favorite teas since 1997

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    Olde Cashmere 4 years ago from Michigan, United States

    Thank you MargaritaEden, I appreciate that. It's become one of my favorite teas over the years :)

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    MargaritaEden 4 years ago from Oregon

    Very useful hub, I love green tea, sharing your tips on my facebook.

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    Olde Cashmere 5 years ago from Michigan, United States

    Appreciate your comments CyberShelley. Thank you for voting up and for rating :)

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    Shelley Watson 5 years ago

    I believe green tea also helps the older generation hold on to the mental and physical abilities a whole lot longer! Thank you for the work! Up, interesting and useful

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    Olde Cashmere 5 years ago from Michigan, United States

    Happy you enjoyed this health hub wwolf. Thank you for your votes :)

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    wwolfs 5 years ago

    Green tea is one of my favorite drinks. Many health benefits. Nice hub and interesting information. Thank you for sharing.

    Voted up and useful!

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    Olde Cashmere 5 years ago from Michigan, United States

    Thanks Aubrey, it's easily one of the best drinks we can add to our diets.

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    A.E. Williams 5 years ago from Hampton, GA

    I love green tea. Great article. :)

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    Olde Cashmere 5 years ago from Michigan, United States

    It's been a regular in my diet since trying some not too long ago. I'm glad to hear you enjoy this drink as well Linda. Thank you for reading!

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    Olde Cashmere 5 years ago from Michigan, United States

    Thank you for reading vespawoolf. Yes, this would be a fantastic addition to your diet and I hope you like it :)

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    Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

    Great shout-out to Green Tea! I drink it daily and love the benefits!!

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    vespawoolf 5 years ago from Peru, South America

    I had no idea that green tea can improve heart health. It's not a regular part of my diet so I need to make some adjustments to include it! As always, thank you for an informative and useful hub.

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    Olde Cashmere 5 years ago from Michigan, United States

    Glad to know you enjoy the benefits of this drink lucybell, thank you for reading :)

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    Bonny OBrien 5 years ago from Troy, N.Y.

    I love green tea, and it is the only tea that I drink. Great hub!

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    Olde Cashmere 5 years ago from Michigan, United States

    Haha, thank you Lipnancy for your votes and for sharing :)

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    Nancy Yager 5 years ago from Hamburg, New York

    Love the Hub. Hope it benefits many people. But I just do not like Green Tea. LOL. Voted Up and Shared

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    Olde Cashmere 5 years ago from Michigan, United States

    Thank you LetitiaFT, sounds like a great idea :)

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    LetitiaFT 5 years ago from Paris via California

    MMmmmm. Think I'll run and fix myself a cup this instant. Thanks!

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    Olde Cashmere 5 years ago from Michigan, United States

    Thank you DAWNEMARS for reading this hub, hope you enjoy the tea. Appreciate the votes :)

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    Olde Cashmere 5 years ago from Michigan, United States

    Thank you for reading snowdrops, it's great you enjoy it also.

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    DAWNEMARS 5 years ago from The Edge of a Forest in Europe

    Interesting hub Olde Cashmere. I will have to try this drink as there are so many health benefits. Voted up, interesting and useful.

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    snowdrops 5 years ago from The Second Star to the Right

    Wow Cashmere, amazing hub about Green teas. I also love it.

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    Olde Cashmere 5 years ago from Michigan, United States

    And I adore your work as well M, thank you for your encouragement. You are a great friend here.

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    IAmForbidden 5 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

    Well, you know how much I adore your "benefits" hub. truly amazing!

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    Olde Cashmere 5 years ago from Michigan, United States

    It's recently become one of my favorite drinks and I'm glad you enjoyed this hub M. Thank you so much for the votes and for sharing :)

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    IAmForbidden 5 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

    Hi james. I love Green tea. And I'll love it more now that I have read all its benefits from your hub. Thank you for sharing ^;^

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