We love green tea! When it comes to this drink, it’s not just about having something to sip on, but also the benefits that it can provide. Now, remember that no one single food or drink can act as a cure all for disease or weight management. However, if you start making simple, small changes, and then eat the clean, whole, foods from your Fairburn it Off Nutrition Plan, you will be able to reap the benefits that much more from “boosters” like green tea!
So why do we love this drink? Here are some of the amazing benefits:
•It is loaded with catechins, which are powerful antioxidants. These help fight against cell damage, and research shows that it may even help to prevent it in the first place!
•It contains EGCG (Epigallocatechin Gallate), another powerful antioxidant (it is a type of catechin), that can help to fight against disease, and possibly help aid in weight loss. However, don’t think of green tea as a weight loss cure, but rather, a great accompaniment to a healthy diet.
•It can improve blood flow and therefore, help prevent heart related illness.
•Because green tea helps with blood flow, it also improves the health of the blood vessels in your brain. As a result, it can help prevent the formation of plaques in the brain, which are linked to Alzheimer’s disease.
•It can help keep your smile healthy! Due to the catechins in green tea that help fight against bacteria, it can help keep your teeth healthy and fight against dental and throat issues. That is why you may hear people recommend you drink green tea if you have a sore throat!
•It’s relaxing! The beauty of drinking tea is that even though it should not be treated as a cure-all for everything, it can help you to relax and unwind. Drinking a warm cup of tea can help you to de-stress, which can then help you to sleep well, and in turn, help you feel more motivated to wake up the next day, eat healthy and move.
Healthy living is a domino effect, and when you take care of one part, such as enjoying a cup of green tea, it can then help you through the bigger parts like working out and cooking a clean meal. So go put your kettle on and sip away!
Healthy living doesn’t have to feel like a complicated math equation. Make it simple, make it easy, make it a lifestyle. Learn more about the Fairburn it Off Nutrition & Fitness Plan.