Quite a few persons living in the Caribbean region can easily understand having a cup of tea. Whether it is morning tea, midday tea or even tea before bed, there is a certain cultural thing about having a “cuppa”. Of course some of this has been as a result of being historically influenced by British tradition as well.
To date, there is still a number of persons who do not feel as if they have jump started their day unless they have had a cup of tea, whether “bush” or green tea or commercially packaged tea.
Many can also attest to those benefits, such as “breaking the air” or putting something hot into your stomach, or even to soothe you. At other times – it was all that some persons had as a meal throughout some days as they worked on the plantations or such like. Maybe they knew something that allowed them to live just a bit longer. You think? It must have been the “green” tea, as opposed to the “black” tea.
Green Tea: That’s How It Improves Your Health
In recent years, the consumption of green tea has become popular thanks to the many benefits that this infusion gives to health. Green tea is a pure infusion abundant in vitamins and amino acids. It does not contain sugars, fats or calories. The three most powerful benefits attributed to this infusion are: being a great antioxidant, collaborating on weight loss and improving intelligence.
1 – A Great Anti-Oxidant
Green tea contains a lot of polyphenols, substances that possess a lot of antioxidants. These fight aging, so taking green tea improves the health of the skin making it look soft and smooth for much longer. These antioxidants are great allies of youth, as taking green tea blocks the action of free radicals, which are responsible for aging.
Antioxidants that contain green tea also help prevent some highly aggressive cancers such as colon, breast and prostate cancer. It should be remembered that cancer develops due to uncontrolled growth of cells and antioxidants can fight this process, thus preventing cancer.
2 – Weight loss
Green tea is a great ally when it comes to weight loss, as it collaborates with fat burning and accelerates metabolism. The best way to take this infusion with the goal of weight loss is to take it 20 minutes after lunch and dinner. Green tea burns fats before the body absorbs them. This infusion also improves athletic performance, which then contributes to weight loss.
Green tea intensely activates metabolism, which means a more resilient physical capacity. The individual can train for a long time without getting tired, which can then be reflected in weight loss.
3 – Improving intelligence
Green tea intensifies intellectual capacity, improves understanding and promotes alertness. These benefits are because this infusion contains caffeine, although not as much as coffee has. The good thing is that green tea improves intelligence, without producing the irritability and nervousness that coffee produces. This infusion improves the functioning of the mind, preventing the onset of neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.
A little known benefit of green tea
Drinking green tea can relieve pain. If any part of your body hurts a lot it is advisable to drink green tea, then you will feel much better. This is because this infusion has analgesic and anti-inflammatory virtues. In fact, those who suffer from osteoarthritis and arthritis drink green tea for its anti-inflammatory power.
Green tea is much more than a trendy drink. The virtues mentioned are real and can help improve your health and quality of life. Who knew then, that those Caribbean Grandparents, knew something all along… Let’s go have a cuppa…