Why you should drink green tea?

The benefits of drinking green tea have been known for centuries. I like to drink it combined with cayenne pepper, lemon and ginger to boost the immune system. 

It traditionally originated in China but it is been used by so many people all over the world.

Because the way it is processed without fermentation, green tea retains large amount of antioxidant, much higher than black tea. Now scientists are discovering that it has an amazing healthy benefits specially in preventing chronic diseases.

Some of these healthy benefits

  • Green tea protects you from cancer due to the presence of an oxidant called polyphenols that prevents cancer cells from growing.
  • It helps to reduce the risk of heart attack specially in women by helping to keep the blood vessels relaxed and free of blood clots.
  • It is also proven scientifically that drinking between 2 and 5 cups (1.18 l) of green tea in a regular basis helps the body to burn fat, increasing the metabolism and therefore, reducing body weight.
  • Green tea lowers the LDL cholesterol level in the blood and strengthens the heart
    According to Traditional Chinese Medicine it reduces the risk of high blood pressure.
  • If you are pregnant or trying to conceive green tea is not a good choice for you as it decrease the absorption of folic acid.

Drink green tea every day and keep doctors away!

This information is for educational purpose only! Please consult with your physician or your health care practitioner if you are feeling sick.

Guiomar Campbell

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Guiomar is a performing artist and an Integrated Health Practitioner with over 20 years of experience in depression and anxiety disorders. She has a degree in nursing and obstetrics from the Federal University of Juiz de Fora, Brazil. She received her diploma in shiatsu therapy in 1995 and a diploma in acupuncture in 1999 at the Shiatsu School of Canada where she worked for 15 years as a shiatsu instructor in the diploma program. She is a member in good standing of College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturist of Ontario (CTCMPAO). Guiomar specializes in men and women’s reproductive health, gynecology, pregnancy and post partum care. She also has lots of experience treating digestive issues, migraine headache, and insomnia.

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