Green tea, consumed daily, has many benefits for the body and even reduces the risk of disease!
Tea, after water, is the most consumed drink in the world. In addition to being a good ally during long TV evenings or at the arrival of low temperatures, it is also excellent for health and has many benefits: it stimulates the metabolism and prevents colds, helps the absorption of fats and even energizes the brain!
1 / He maintains a balanced diet
Green tea is considered to be the beverage with the strongest antioxidant activity. Antioxidants neutralize the free radicals present in our body, which are notably involved in several diseases such as diabetes or cancer but also in aging (and yes, tea is in a way the modern water of youth!) The most powerful antioxidant in a cup of green tea is called EGCG, and if the name does not appeal, it has many advantages! It accelerates the oxidation of fats and regulates weight, lowers the production of glucose in the liver and thus fights against hyperglycemia but above all, according to several studies, it would be a good asset to prevent the risk of cancer … Not bad , no ?
2 / It stimulates the brain
Green tea contains caffeine but also L-theanine. A study published in Psychopharmacology suggests that the combination of the two would participate in brain stimulation, including the memory of work. It is also noted that L-Theanine is used to release certain neurotransmitters, thus, it increases the level of dopamine (happiness hormone) and regulates mood. What we like? Its activity on our brain can effectively reduce stress!
3 / It sharpens the taste and smell
In addition to being good for the body and for brain activity, green tea enriches the culture of taste and educates the palate. There are about 1,500 varieties of green teas around the world, mostly from Taiwan, China and Japan. Whether eaten plain or sweet, hot or iced, but also depending on the time of infusion, its many modes of consumption are as many different flavors to capture through taste but also smell!