Green tea has been proven to be the healthiest beverage on the planet. It comes loaded with antioxidants and nutrients that have truly powerful effects on the body and mind. Ranging from improved brain function to fat loss, you should definitely consider adding this into your diet.
Here are some great health benefits of green tea that have been confirmed in human research studies.
If you are still worried that you aren’t burning enough calories as the gym, you can supplement your session with a mug of green tea like darjeeling tea. The nutritional catechins found in the tea offer a boost to your metabolism and can increase your calorie burn by up to 4%. A healthier alternative to that double espresso or mixed berry pre workout.
One of the best foods to help pack on muscles is steak, it’s high protein and low fat content are definitely a key staple to you diet. Whilst green tea won’t offer the same muscle building benefits, it can reduce your cholesterol and risk of heart attack by 11%.
We all know that binge drinking can be unhealthy but the odd wine or Guinness here or there has been proven to provide health benefits. That post session hangover can be cured with polyphenols found in green tea and can also help prevent liver disease in the long run.
Go For Longer
If you are struggling with cramps and pains when doing physical exercise, try sipping some green tea just before. It has been proven to increase your endurance by up to 24%, unfortunately there have been no studies on it’s affect on libido.
Your skin is very susceptible to ultra violet rays if you don’t protect yourself properly (check our guide to moisturisers if you have trouble with dry skin). You don’t want your skin looking like old leather, the anti oxidants in green tea help deter wrinkles and dryness.
Pick Up Tips
Late afternoon concentration levels always take a tip from 3pm to 5pm as the end of the working day looks, a mid-afternoon tea can provide that well needed pick me up without the shot of caffeine. It is also gives your memory a good boost, great if you ‘forgot’ that meal booked in with the Mother-in-law that evening.