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Tea Talk: The Benefits of Green Tea

Have a cold? Want to boost your immune system? Rebekah shares these reasons and so many more to enjoy a growlingly popular type of tea. 

I have no doubt that you have heard about green tea because it is everywhere! On any given day, 51% of Americans are drinking tea. 85% of that tea is black tea, 15% is green tea, and then 1% is white or Oolong. It boggles my mind that only 15% of America drinks green tea, and after I tell you about how amazing it is, I have a feeling it will boggle your mind too.

  1.  Green Tea Boosts Immunity.

Green tea has catechins-the same things that help prevent cancer also help keep you from getting sickThey do this by creating an antibacterial state within the body, leaving you less prone to bacterial and viral infections

 I have had a weak immune system since I was 7 years old. All somebody had to do was mention that they were sick a few weeks ago and I would get it within 24 hours. Ever since I have started drinking green tea I noticed a HUGE difference in the frequency and severity in which I got sick. So this may be one of my favorite benefits.

  1.  Green Tea Fights Inflammation.

The EGCG in green tea not only helps with weight loss, it also helps to fight inflammation in the body, and therefore diseases and conditions that are brought on by it.

  1.  Green Tea Helps with Pain Relief.

Because of the antibacterial properties and the EGCG in green tea can help to relieve certain types of pain such as arthritis, headaches, tooth pain, and many others. One proven way is to brew and drink a strong batch two or more times daily. Granted- this will not treat acute pain, it doesn’t take the place of consultation with your doctor or dentist.

I drink green tea whenever I have a headache or need a stress reliever because I avoid taking pills at all costs. In my personal experience, it helps so greatly.

  1.  Green Tea Tones Skin, Hair, and Muscles.

When applied to the hair it can help it grow stronger. It stimulates the growth of hair and reduces hair fall. It make the hair shiny, smooth and beautifulIf you want healthier gums you can simply rinse green tea in your mouth and you’ll see an improvement of gum health. Green tea is so dense with antioxidants. By keeping your body full of antioxidants it reduces the likelihood of getting wrinkles so you can stay looking younger for longer!

Green Tea Improves oral health, helps with pregnancy, manages blood pressure, manages diabetes, prevents cancer, and the list goes on and on, and on and well… on!

I am going to be completely honest with you guys because I wouldn’t want to be anything else anyways. Here it goes - I don’t like green tea! I have never been a fan of the taste, but regardless I notice a HUGE difference from when I am drinking green tea daily to when I don’t.

To get the most out of your cup of green tea, I suggest that you brew it from loose tea leaves instead of using the tea bag for convenience. This not only imparts flavor but also allows the release of more antioxidants into your cup.

If you are looking for a high quality green tea, then I suggest Shake It Off from Tease TeaShake It Off is part of their skinny collection, known for helping you reach any and all of your health and wellness desires or goals. 

Shake It Off is made of high grade Japanese green tea, ginger, and lemongrass. Ginger is a natural treatment for colds and nausea. Lemongrass is supremely awesome as a decongestant and opens the air ways so wonderfully. All of this combined with super powers of green tea makes for a great cup. Boost your immune system, decongest, and detox the body. This triple threat will have you feeling like Superwoman in no time!

I hope you have learned some valuable and interesting information about green tea and have been inspired to start adding it into your daily lifestyle. You certainly wont regret it.

Happy Sipping,

Rebekah Thornquist

 

View Rebekah's video about green tea! 

 

 

Born, raised, and residing in sunny California, Rebekah wants to live in a world where everyone drinks tea, books come bundled with pizza, and every “thank you” note is scribbled by hand.As an actress and tea lover, she decided to combine her two loves into Teacups and Blossoms- a YouTube channel dedicated to teaching and sharing with others about the world of tea.When she’s not filming new videos or performing on stage, you can find her reading and re-reading her favorite books, cooking delicious gluten-free recipes, and shamelessly watching seamless hours of Downton Abbey. 



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