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Why You Should Start Drinking Green Tea Daily

We’ve all heard that if you’re going to drink tea, the best tea for you to drink is green tea. I’m not a huge fan of green tea, simply because of the taste. In high school I had to have my wisdom teeth taken out, and the quickest way to stop the blood flow was to bite down on a green tea bag. Needless to say, I haven’t been able to drink green tea since. But did you know that green tea has multiple health benefits?

Green tea has been used as a health remedy for thousands of years. One of its primary benefits is that its said to prevent cancer. There are also other health benefits to drinking green tea, which, according to include:

  1. Weight loss – green tea increases your metabolism
  2. Diabetes – green tea helps to regulate glucose levels which prevent high insulin spikes and fat storage
  3. Heart Disease – may protect against the formation of clots and helping to keep the lining of the blood vessels stay relaxed and withstand change in blood pressure
  4. Esophageal Cancer – green tea can help reduce the risk of esophageal cancer and is thought to kill cancer cells in general without damaging the healthy tissue around them
  5. Cholesterol – green tea reduces the bad cholesterol in the blood while improving the good
  6. Alzheimer and Parkinson’s Disease – green tea is said to delay the deterioration caused by these two diseases
  7. Tooth Decay – green tea can destroy bacteria and viruses that cause throat infections and other dental issues
  8. Blood pressure – by consuming green tea on a regular basis, its thought to reduce the risk of high blood pressure
  9. Skincare – green tea can help with reducing wrinkles and the signs of aging because its antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties

If you’ve been thinking about switching to green tea, be aware that it does have caffeine in it unless you buy decaf. If you are not a fan of green tea, but want to drink it because of its health properties, here are some ways you can make it more tolerable to drink:

  1. Try adding a squeeze of lemon, which gives it a slightly sweet and acidic punch
  2. If you want to add a touch of sweetness the natural way, try sweetening your tea with honey
  3. Add a dash of milk to your tea – it helps to soften the flavor of harsh beverages
  4. Try a touch of mint or peppermint tea

What’s your favorite tea to drink? How do you take your tea? Let us know in the comments!

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