Forget apples. These days, a cup of green tea a day is what keeps the doctor away.
Authority Nutrition endorsed green tea as the healthiest beverage on the planet. According to them, drinking green tea can lower the risk of cancer, heart disease, and stroke, improve brain function, aid in fat loss, and many more health benefits.
10 reasons to drink green tea daily
1. Loaded with important nutrients
Green tea contains polyphenols like flavonoids and catechins which function as powerful antioxidants to reduce the formation of free radicals in the body to prevent aging and cell damage.
2. Improves brain function
Studies show that the combination of caffeine and L-theanine in green tea can improve brain function while L-theanine has anti-anxiety effects and helps to increase the production of alpha waves in the brain.
3. Increases fat burning
Green tea has been shown to increase fat burning and boost the body’s metabolic rate. Caffeine in green tea also helps to improve physical performance by making the fat in your body available as fuel.
4. Decreases the risk of cancer
Antioxidants in green tea have a protective effect on oxidative damage that contributes to the development of cancer. Studies showed that women who drank green tea had a 22% lower risk of developing breast cancer while men who drank green tea had a 48% lower risk of developing prostate cancer.
5. Lowers the risk of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease
Catechin compounds in green tea have been proven to have various protective effects on neurons in test tubes and animal models, potentially lowering the risk of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.
6. Improves dental health
Green tea contains catechins which may inhibit the growth of bacteria and viruses, thus lowering the risk of infections that cause cavities and tooth decay. Plus, green tea can help to cure bad breath.
7. Reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes
Studies show that green tea can improve insulin sensitivity and help to reduce blood sugar levels. A study conducted among Japanese individuals found that those who drank the most green tea had a 42% lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
8. Improve cardiovascular health
Green tea has been shown to lower total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, and triglycerides levels, thereby lowering the risk of cardiovascular diseases, including heart disease, and stroke.
9. Aid fat loss
Several studies have shown that green tea can lead to decreased body fat, especially in the abdominal area. Since green tea boosts the metabolic rate, it also helps you to lose weight.
10. Prevent bone loss
A 2009 study found that 3 components in green tea – epigallocatechin (EGC), gallocatechin (GC), and gallocatechin gallate (GCG) – had an effect on osteoblasts and promoted bone growth while inhibiting osteoclasts (the cells that tear down bone). Green tea can also help to reduce pain and inflammation caused by rheumatoid arthritis.
The bountiful benefits of Green Tea
Green tea is chock full of antioxidants called flavonoids and phytochemicals.
Research by the University of Kansas in the United States suggested that polyphenols found in green tea leaves have antioxidants up to 100 times higher than vitamin C and 25 times higher than vitamin E!
Research shows that regular consumption of green tea can boost the body’s natural detoxification system, fight against free radical damage, and prevent our normal cells from mutating into harmful cancer cells. Research by Newcastle University in the United Kingdom also showed that polyphenols found in green tea helps to protect the brain cells.
The uniqueness of Jasmine
Since ancient times, jasmine has been known as the queen of flowers. The uniqueness of this flower is that it only releases its fragrance when it opens at night. Thus, the scenting process where tea leaves are infused with the scent of jasmine only happens at night when the flowers bloom naturally.
A study published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry discovered that the heady, warm fragrance of jasmine is useful in soothing the senses, alleviating anxiety, and promoting better quality of sleep. It also helps to relieve stress, lift the spirits, and calm and relax the mind and body.
The amazing Ashitaba
Ashitaba is an herb that grows primarily in the central region of Japan. It’s roots, leaves, and stems are used to make medicine to cure everything from anemia to asthma, cancer, depression, diabetes, gout, heartburn, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and menopause.
Ashitaba’s myriad health benefits are due to it being a rich source of phytochemicals called chalcones. Chalcones have been found to stimulate Nerve Growth Factor (NGF) in the brain and muscles. NGF is believed to help alleviate Alzheimer’s disease. The chalcones in ashitaba also contain high amounts of vitamins A, B, C, E and carotene.
In a study conducted in 2010 and reported in the Journal of Medicinal Foods, ashitaba was shown to have anti-tumor, antioxidant and anti-diabetic activities. It is also reported to be antibacterial, antifungal and anti-inflammatory.
Ashitaba is also an excellent detoxifier as it is helps to cleanse the blood, improve the liver’s detoxification function, and promotes the growth of friendly intestinal bacteria.
ChaMoment – Enjoy relaxing moments with a cup of nourishing tea
ChaMoment is a delightfully refreshing and healthy tea beverage made from green tea, jasmine, and ashitaba.
This flavorful and nutritious drink can be enjoyed by anyone, anytime to:
Promote better sleep and relaxation – Jasmine’s delicate fragrance causes the body to release chemicals that help to improve your mood and cause you to naturally relax.
Alleviate anxiety and stress – L-theanine, a type of amino acid, found in green tea helps to reduce anxiety and stress, while the scent of jasmine promotes a sense of well-being and calm.
Achieve optimal health – Green tea and ashitaba contain amazing health benefits that speed wound healing, improve heart health, aid digestion, improve memory and concentration, and fight free radical damage.
By consuming ChaMoment every day, you can enjoy the benefits of plant-based nutrients that help your body to get rid of toxins to maintain excellent health!