SUPPLEMENT OF THE WEEK: GREEN TEA

 In Health

Why Green Tea?

If you don’t know already I’m a TEA-HOLIC! On a hot summers day I’ll order a tea…. I know, my friends think I’m crazy too! But in actual fact a nice hot cup of tea can cool you down as it increases your core temperature and your body automatically goes into “cool down” mode.
I like to drink normal tea with 2 slices of lemon after a meal….I just can’t not have a cup of tea after I’ve eaten, I feel like it helps me settle my meal and digest my food, plus its been a family ritual since I can remember.

Green Tea however, is great for you because it has a powerful antioxidant known as EGCG (epigalloctechin gallate) , it lowers cholesterol levels, increases your metabolism ( meaning you burn more calories- YES PLEASE) and it inhibits the formation of abnormal blood clots which is one of the reasons so many people have heart attacks.
Green Tea has been used as a medicine in China for over 4000 years!

 

Green Tea, Oolong and other black teas all come from Camellia sinensis plant leaves. The difference between Green Tea and other normal black tea’s is that for Green Tea the leaves are steamed which prevents the EGCC from being oxidized!

In a nutshell Green Tea has many benefits:

  • Lowers Cholesterol
  • Has antioxidants
  • Increases metabolism & Fat burning body fat
  • Helps prevent Blood Clots
  • Lowers risk of cancer
  • Has less caffeine then coffee

BONUS: If you don’t want to drink hot tea the beauty is that you can drink Green Tea chilled, it makes for a very refreshing iced tea 😉
Try Woolies organic Tea.

 

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Karolina
Karolina Sky Rafalski is a HPCSA registered psychometrist Independent practice specialising in career, aptitude, personality and emotional intelligence assessments, she is also a Career and life coach, corporate trainer, keynote speaker and motivational speaker. For more info on career assessments,coaching or workshops please contact info@karolinasky.com
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