Did you know green tea has many health benefits? For starters it is loaded with antioxidants (EGCG). Secondly, it can reduce muscle soreness for those of you who exercise. Some studies have also shown that green tea inhibits the growth of cancer cells meaning it kills cancer cells without harming healthy tissue. Other studies have also shown that green tea can help with reducing rheumatoid arthritis, high cholesterol levels and cardiovascular disease. Of course we can’t depend on green tea alone, but instead we should include green tea in our healthy diets.
The down fall of green tea would be that is it has a fair amount of caffeine. I would recommend that you drink no more than two cups a day and also include plenty of water in your diet. Too much caffeine can cause nervousness, irritability, anxiety, heart palpitations and headaches.
If you don’t care for the taste of green tea try squeezing some lemon in it to give it more flavor, but try not to undermine the great benefits green tea has to offer by adding sugar. There is also a brand called Numi and they have a Jasmine Green Tea which is excellent and doesn’t taste so bland as regular green tea. I have also come across that different brands of green teas taste different so don’t knock green tea if you have only tried one brand. Find one that works for you and include it in your daily diet.