We all know that we need to drink more Green Tea and the lists of health benefits of Green Tea are impressive! My naturopath told me she recommends all her clients who have had breast cancer drink as much of it as they can. Because of the impressive list of health benefits, I wanted to include it in our range of water kefir’s.
I have a cup every afternoon at 3pm, with a piece of dark chocolate. As green tea has a thermogenic effect, I hope the one will cancel the other out! Haha!
If I know I am going to be out for the day, I often make a thermos of Green Tea with honey and take it everywhere I go, sipping on it all day. I find Green Tea keeps me alert, without giving me the shakes. No one needs that, right? Especially not me!
Of course, all the herbs we use at Imbibe are certified organic.
So I got looking into the science and it’s pretty cool.
Here are some reasons to drink more Green Tea:
1/ One of the more powerful compounds in green tea is the antioxidant Epigallocatechin Gallate (EGCG), which has been studied to treat various diseases and may be one of the main reasons green tea has such powerful medicinal properties.
2/Green Tea has a thermogenic effect (increases fat burning) and because of that, I have a cup every afternoon with a piece of dark chocolate, hoping the one will cancel the other out!
3/ Green tea has been shown to increase fat burning and boost the metabolic rate, in human controlled trials.
4/ In one study in 10 healthy men, green tea increased energy expenditure by 4%
5/ Organic Green Tea contains Powerful Antioxidants so it may help to reduce your risk of cancers.
6/ Studes showed that Green Tea has anti-carcinogenic properties against breast cancer.
7/ One study showed that men drinking Green Tea had a 48% lower risk of developing prostate cancer.
8/ A study of nearly 70,000 women showed that green tea drinkers had a 57% less risk of developing Colorectal cancer.
What I often hear is “I don’t like Green Tea!”
That is why we have helped, by packaging up this powerful antioxidant into a delicious live probiotic elixir, just for your enjoyment. My young daughters love this variety the best, I think because of the freshness of the Spearmint and Peppermint, it is perfect for this time of the year.
Best Wishes for a peaceful rounding off the year.
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