Green Tea is still one of the healthiest beverages on the planet and rightly deserves this accolade with it’s enormous health benefits. The green tea leaves can be steeped to make tea, sipped whole (in the form of matcha powder) or be incorporated into cooking. It is also used with a combination of powerful ingredients to make our SKINNY Green Tea.
Here are just 10 of green tea’s benefits, as well as simple ways to include this wonder plant into your daily life.
Bursting with Antioxidants
Green tea contains polyphenol antioxidants that reduce inflammation in the body, a known trigger of premature aging. These antioxidants also proactively protect cells from damage that can lead to a number of chronic illnesses, making it a superfood that offers a broad range of health protection.
Supports Brain Health
Green tea is known to elicit an alert calm. While it does provide caffeine, green tea also contains an amino acid called L-theanine, which produces a calming effect. The combination of caffeine and L-theanine has also been shown to optimize brain function to enhance memory, cognitive performance, and elevate mood. Green tea’s ability to counter oxidative stress also makes it a potent protector against neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
Supports Weight Management
In human and animal research, green tea has been shown to rev metabolism and stimulate fat burning. It is also linked to curbing appetite and preventing fat gain by inhibiting a process known as angiogenesis—the formation of new blood vessels—which fat tissue growth depends on.
Protects Against Cancer
Green tea fends off cancer in a few key ways. The plant protects against damage that can trigger the uncontrolled growth of cells, which can lead to cancerous mutations. The anti-angiogenesis effect that helps prevent fat gain also works to block cancer from spreading.
Green tea antioxidants offer antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral effects that support immunity. In addition, green tea acts as a probiotic, food for the beneficial gut bacteria tied to healthy immunity.
Supports Bone Density
The antioxidants in green tea have been shown to protect against bone loss and reduce the risk of fracture. One recent study looked at the connection between polyphenol-rich foods, including green tea, and osteoporosis. Researchers concluded that phenols influence bone mineral density by preventing oxidation-induced damage to bone cells as well as by reducing inflammation, which helps support bone building.
Balances Blood Sugar and Prevents Diabetes
Green tea helps reduce fasting blood sugar levels. A study in Japanese adults from 23 communities followed over 14,000 healthy people for five years. Scientists found that the consumption of green tea was inversely associated with the risk of developing diabetes, even after adjusting the data for age, sex, body mass index, and other risk factors. In other words, there is something about green tea that is itself protective.
Heart Health Support
Once again, green tea multitasks. In addition to its anti-inflammatory effects and ability to guard against oxidative stress, green tea has been shown to protect the heart by reducing total cholesterol, “bad” LDL, blood pressure, and triglycerides, or blood fats. It also prevents the oxidation of LDL, a process that triggers a domino effect, which contributes to artery hardening and heart disease. A higher intake of the beverage is also tied to a lower risk of strokes.
Protects Skin from Aging
Research shows that polyphenols in green tea protect skin from the effects of ultraviolet (UV) light. This helps prevent the acceleration of aging, in addition to offering cancer-fighting and anti-inflammatory benefits. Green tea compounds also help defend against wrinkles, due to their ability to prevent the breakdown of collagen and elastic fibres, which in turn forestall the loss of skin elasticity.
The cells of regular green tea drinkers have a younger biological age than non-drinkers, by about five years. Japanese research also shows that regular green tea drinkers live longer. In one study in older adults, those who drank the most green tea were 76% less likely to die the six-year study period.
JUST YOUR CUP OF TEA… SKINNY GREEN TEA!
SKINNY GREEN TEA is a natural weight loss product consisting of only three powerful ingredients.
SKINNY GREEN TEA is made from Green Tea which is made up of properties that have been known to increase caloric expenditure as well as the metabolism of fats and appetite suppression.
The second ingredient in our tea is Zychrome™, a specific chromium complex that is more effective than other forms of chromium. Research shows Zychrome™ helps support healthy insulin levels and function thereby assisting with the regulation of blood sugar levels in the body.
Our third ingredient is Cardiaslim™. Clinical studies show that this ingredient promotes weight loss and reduces waist and hip measurements and also increases the metabolism of fat. Cardiaslim™ contains the blend of 2 plants’ extracts that have been proven to be safe and effective in weight loss. Studies have also shown that Cardiaslim™ helps healthy blood lipid levels (cholesterol). Great news is that Cardiaslim™ is naturally derived, sustainable sourced, and vegetarian – it is sourced from flowers and fruits of Sphearanthus indicus and Garcinia mangostana.