The Benefits Of Green Tea

The Chinese have been touted the benefits of green tea for years. It has been used in Far Eastern medicine for centuries, and still is. Green tea is made in a different way from black tea. The tea leaves are steamed and dried to make green tea, rather than dried and crushed in the case of black tea.  The claims that green tea can help prevent cancer, strokes, Alzheimer’s and even tooth decay among other things are prevalent. While there is little scientific evidence to back this up, there certainly are benefits to drinking green tea over many other beverages, including black tea.

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Low Levels Of Caffeine

Green tea contains a lot less caffeine than coffee, and slightly less than black tea. If you are sensitive to caffeine but still want its benefits of boosting brain function and lifting mood (in small amounts), green tea could be for you. Caffeine is also good at increasing fat burning, and many athletes include caffeine in their diet before a workout.

High Levels Of Antioxidants

Tea contains a type of antioxidant called catechins. Antioxidants are fabulous for the body for so many reasons. They help to prevent against inflammation in the body, the source of many chronic diseases. Antioxidants are also said to keep your cells healthy and your nervous system functioning safely. Green tea contains higher levels of catechins than black tea.

benefits of green tea

Lowers Blood Sugar Levels

Green tea slightly decreases blood sugar levels in the body, which can help to lower the risk of developing diabetes.

Lowers Cholesterol

There is some evidence that drinking green tea can lower the levels of bad cholesterol in our bodies, thereby reducing the risk of heart disease and strokes. My other half Sean suffered a stroke in 2017 and has been reducing his cholesterol using various treatments and his diet ever since at the advice of his doctors.

benefits of green tea

The key to maximising the benefits of green tea is to pick an organic, high quality brand. I have been drinking these Clipper teas. They are infused with Mango, Lemon and Jasmine, and are perfect if you don’t like the taste of green tea on its own.

benefits of green tea

Drinking green tea is more soothing than just drinking plain water. It has ultra-low calories, and is a nice healthy wake up in the morning or low caffeine drink at bedtime.

Are you a green tea fan?

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These teas were sent to me for review by Clipper. All opinions, words and photos are my own. Read my full disclosure here.

10 Comments

  1. Rachel Atkinson
    January 11, 2018 / 10:25 pm

    I have never really liked green tea but seeing all these benefits I might have to give it another go.

  2. Carly Belsey
    January 13, 2018 / 5:38 am

    I love green tea, I used to drink so much of it but recently, if im honest, ive turned to coffee as life gets busy and I need to keep awake more!! I have never tried Green Tea and Mango, sounds really nice! I must get back on it.

  3. Ashleigh Allan
    January 13, 2018 / 12:59 pm

    I quite like green tea and it’s good to know how good it is for you

  4. Jeanette Leighton
    January 13, 2018 / 3:13 pm

    I like a mixture of green and English tea I used to buy Tetley blend of both but they don’t sell in my local shops or online shop anymore

  5. Lee Cartner
    January 14, 2018 / 12:23 am

    I love the idea of Green Tea but it always makes me feel sick, particularly if I drink it on an empty stomach 🙁

  6. Deborah Clarke
    January 14, 2018 / 2:01 am

    I do love a cup of green tea. I also have peppermint tea which is great for digestion and chamomile which helps me get some much needed sleep.

  7. Amanda tanner
    January 14, 2018 / 9:46 pm

    I always used to drink green tea and really need to get back into drinking it.

  8. Ren Taylor
    January 17, 2018 / 12:16 pm

    I don’t really like the taste of green tea but reading this I can see I should drink it more often

  9. Ana Nowell
    January 20, 2018 / 6:41 am

    I love green tea, but was not aware of the benefits. This makes me want to drink it even more now.

  10. ceril Roberts
    January 21, 2018 / 4:18 am

    I love Green Tea especially love the one with Mint and also the one with Lemon.

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