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Exploring 4 Scientifically Proven Health Benefits of Green Tea with Cured Leaves Tea Co.

Exploring 4 Scientifically Proven Health Benefits of Green Tea with Cured Leaves Tea Co.

Green tea has been consumed for thousands of years and for good reasons: It’s one of the healthiest beverages on the planet. In addition to having a refreshing taste, green tea has been lauded for its medicinal properties since at least the 3rd century AD.

Of course, science has advanced considerably since then, and the health properties of green tea continue to be an area of scientific study. And it turns out that modern science has generally validated what green tea drinkers have known since its discovery. Let’s take a closer look at some of recent scientific findings on the health benefits that green tea offers.

Antioxidants and Cell Protection

Green tea is rich in polyphenols, chemicals that naturally occur in plants and are packed with nutrients that help your body’s daily functioning. These polyphenols are loaded with antioxidants, which reduce harmful “free radicals” in your body. Free radicals are compounds that can harm your body and are associated with a variety of illnesses such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer.

One antioxidant found in green tea is epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG). This compound is highly effective at scavenging free radicals and protecting DNA from damage. Studies have shown that green tea drinkers have lower rates of certain diseases, including cancer.

Cognitive Function and Brain Health

Have you ever felt like your brain just wasn’t as sharp as it should be? Maybe you’ve experienced periods where you lacked focus or just couldn’t organize your thoughts? If so, you’ve probably experienced brain fog. While not a true medical condition, brain fog often affects people who are experiencing other medical or mental health issues, such as pregnancy, depression, or menopause (among others).

Drinking green tea may be the thing you need to help keep your brain sharp. Compounds in green tea like caffeine and L-theanine, an amino acid primarily found in tea, that is known for increased focus when paired with caffeine. A 2020 study suggested that green tea is linked with a 64% lower chance of cognitive impairment in middle-aged and older adults.

Metabolism and Weight Management

Wouldn’t it be great if there were a drink that could help you maintain a healthy weight? It turns out that green tea may be what you’re looking for.

One recent study found that drinking green tea may increase a person’s metabolic rate when consumed in conjunction with moderate-intensity exercise. What’s more, the EGCG antioxidant discussed above has been shown to increase the amounts of norepinephrine, which helps to break down fat in the body. What’s more, EGCG and caffeine found in green tea could have a synergistic effect, making green tea a smart choice for those looking to manage their weight.

Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease

Cognitive decline and the development of age-related brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s is a serious concern for many adult. A 2020 study found that green tea was linked with lower levels of markers related to Alzheimer’s disease in people without current, known cognitive issues. This suggests that green tea may protect the brain from aging.

From protecting cells to boosting brain health, green tea is a powerhouse. You can experience the soothing, flavorful nature of green tea yourself, while also giving your health a solid boost.

Check out our selection of green teas to get started sipping!

Disclaimer: This information is not intended to replace professional medical advice. Always consult with a healthcare professional before starting any new dietary regimen.

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