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Delicious Health Benefits of Green Tea

health benefits of green tea

Green tea is more than just a tasty drink. There are many studies out there that showcase all of this simple drink’s health benefits. From lowering blood pressure to being good for your brain, green tea is truly a “wonder drink” with a lot of potential.

You can drink it hot or cold, but one thing’s for sure: green tea is really good for you!

Here are some great health benefits of green tea.

Benefit # 1: It Has Powerful Antioxidants

This type of tea contains antioxidants called catechins that work hard to fight cell damage. This means that it could slow signs of internal aging, such as decreased blood flow to the brain. It could even prevent heart issues like congestive heart failure, which kills many people each year.

Another bonus of green tea is that since it’s usually not very processed before it’s poured into your cup, it has lots of those handy, hand-working catechins. What does this mean for you? Well, catechins also lower blood pressure and cholesterol, so if you eat a high-fat diet, you can combat some of the negative effects of it. Of course, you should always eat a good diet anyway!

Benefit # 2: It Can Regulate Blood Sugar

An interesting trait of green tea is that it appears to help stabilize blood sugar in people with diabetes. Since diabetes can cause other health complications, and getting your blood sugar under control is one of the steps in managing the disease, adding green tea to your diet could help you do just that.

Drinking hot tea in general seems to also help curb one’s appetite, and since green tea has caffeine in it, this effect could be more pronounced. Caffeine is an appetite suppressant, so drinking some green tea when you’ve got a craving for cheese puffs might help you fight that urge.

Benefit # 3: Good for Your Brain

Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia and their respective health complications lead to many deaths each year. But there’s good news. Green tea has been found to increase blood flow to the brain, which is a good thing for people of all ages, not just the elderly. It has also been found to help block or slow the formation of the telltale plaques that are a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease.

Benefit # 4: Helps You Lose Weight

Well, sort of. While nothing out there really can speed up weight loss (without some dangerous side effects!), as stated above, green tea can help suppress your appetite, making you less likely to eat more than you need to. Cold green tea that has a little ice in it can be just as refreshing and tasty as more sugary drinks, and with only a little honey added to it, it has fewer calories than a can of soda.

Bevco Service, Inc. offers green tea as well as coffee services, micro markets, vending machines and much more. We know it’s important to have healthy choices, so contact us today for more information.