There's no question... Green tea benefits health!

Green tea benefits health in so many ways - this fragrant, delicious tea nurtures our physical, mental, and emotional wellness!

We know that all teas from the Camellia sinensis tea plant are brimming with health and wellness properties, but we seem to be particularly enthralled with the multitude of ways green tea can help and heal us.

Let's take a look at more health benefits of green tea.

  • Green tea can reduce your risk of diabetes. Long-term, regular consumption of green or black tea (1 or 2 cups each day) provides impressive protection against diabetes by significantly lowering fasting blood sugar levels. 

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  • Keep your bones strong with green tea. With age, we lose bone mass, and our bones become weaker and thinner. But, if green, black, and/or oolong tea are a regular part of your diet, you're taking a positive step towards increasing your bone strength and reducing your chance of bone fractures. Research has found that drinking one (or more) of these teas regularly for at least 6 years leads to a stronger overall BMD (bone mineral density). Increase that to 10 years for even greater bone strength. Green tea has also been shown to reduce oxidative stress, which in turn reduces your risk of osteoporosis.
  • Reduce post-workout muscle damage and oxidative stress with green tea. Green tea's beneficial antioxidants can lessen muscle damage and oxidative stress following your workout. It's essential to manage oxidative stress - it can potentially lead to chronic inflammation, which research has linked to many diseases and health issues.

Does green tea have any side effects?

Green tea health benefits are many and varied... but make sure you stay educated about its potential risks and side effects, as well.

  • Drink green tea for better dental health. Green tea (and oolong and black teas, as well) provides protection against cavities, dental plaque, and tooth decay by stopping the growth of cavity-producing bacteria in our mouths, and preventing existing bacteria from producing acid. Tea drinkers have fewer cavities and better overall dental health as compared with those who choose carbonated drinks or coffee - and this holds true whether or not sugar is added to the tea!
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  • Green tea contains L-theanine, an amino acid renowned for many health benefits. L-theanine is a potent antioxidant, helps with weight management, relieves anxiety and helps us relax, improves concentration, and much, much more. And, for those days you need to be particularly sharp, the combination of green tea's L-theanine and caffeine is especially effective at increasing alertness.

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Have you tried green tea yet? Green tea is available in so many different blends and flavors... Dive in! You're sure to love this delicious, aromatic, healthful tea! Your taste buds - and your body - will thank you.

Green tea benefits health.... but what about Caffeine?

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Green Tea Benefits - Wondering why we hear so much about green tea for good health? Drop by our Green Tea Benefits pages to see why green tea is so good for physical, mental, and emotional well-being.

Green Tea & You! - We'd love to hear what you think of green tea! Share your experience with green tea with our other readers, and see what other visitors to our site have to say about this popular tea, too! 

Green Tea Steam - A recipe and tips for a wonderfully soothing and beneficial green tea facial steam that will pamper your complexion and lift your spirits!

Green Tea Skin Benefits - Adding green tea to your diet and using green tea topically can result in healthy, beautiful skin. 

Green Tea Research - Learn more about some of the current research targeting the multitude of benefits of green tea for health and wellness.


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