There has been increasing attention to the benefits of green tea to cure ailments in recent years. Because of its antioxidant ingredients, green tea is thought to offer health benefits in many areas, from helping prevent heart disease, to its use in anti-aging skin care remedies. Antioxidants help prevent cellular damage by fighting free radicals, and boosting our bodies’ natural immune function. This is likely to be an area of research that we will only see more of in years to come, in the realm of natural remedies for a wide variety of ailments.
Green tea is a healthful choice of hot drink if you are suffering from a cold or virus, offering more than just relief for your throat and sinus passages. With its immune boosting properties, it should help speed you back to health while providing the hydration your body needs, and helping prevent the development of other illnesses. The low level of caffeine means you can drink many cups a day without getting jittery or disturbing your sleep.
Research on the benefits of green tea have indicated that it may help inhibit the growth of cancer cells, lower cholesterol levels, and improve the ratio of good to bad cholesterol in the body. It is also being investigated for its ability to assist in the burning of calories, fight gum disease and prevent tooth decay. Quite the list of attributes in a mere beverage.
Because of its many healthful properties, green tea extract is being used in concentrated form in the health and beauty industry, especially for anti-aging skincare. Antioxidants can improve both how we look and feel, preventing the appearance of premature aging in the skin by encouraging the natural regenerative processes of our cells.
There is a whole art and science to creating blends of tea to ease virtually any kind of ailment. If you are interested in learning more, take a look at the many books or websites available on the subject, or investigate the options at your local grocery or health food store. Green tea can be combined with any number of herbs and flavors to make a more pleasing drink for your individual tastes.
Make green tea a part of your healthy lifestyle, and take a moment to enjoy a cup and take a breather from life’s stresses and hurried pace. The act of sitting down and sharing a pot of tea is a ritual dating back to ancient times and important social practices. Why not renew this tradition and take advantage of teas many beneficial attributes? It would serve us all well to remember to incorporate a little “down time” into our day, reconnect with ourselves and others, and enjoy the health benefits of a good cup of tea.