Is your email getting swamped with offer after offer for “Amazing Tea This” and “Magical Tea That”? Mine was too and although I’ve been involved in homeopathy for over two decades, I only knew the basics about green tea. I knew it was a great antioxidant and recommended it to people that wanted to detox often, however all this action in my email inbox made me start looking closely into the health benefits of green tea and what I found out was intriguing.
I knew green tea was healthy, however my own tea making experiences had resulted in little more than sad, nearly tasteless, lightly colored hot water. I finally came to the conclusion that no health benefits were worth choking that concoction down. As it turns out, I had it wrong about this humble little leaf.
Green tea is “green” because it isn’t fermented. In reality it comes from the same type of tea plant that Oolong and Black teas come from, it just doesn’t go through the same process so the phytonutrients are left intact and because of this, the health benefits are outstanding.
When consumed in moderation on a regular basis, green tea really will boost your metabolism, burn fat, soothe stress, strengthen bones, improve your memory, lower cholesterol, help prevent arthritis and is also a wonderful antioxidant. There is strong evidence that it can promote good skin health and help minimize the appearance of acne through its detoxifying abilities. The fat burning abilities in green tea make it a great choice for dieters who want to jump start their metabolisms without feeling jittery. This tea has a little under half the caffeine of a cup of coffee and most people can drink up to three cups per day with zero jitters.
You can make your green tea even healthier by mixing in other herbs for specific purposes. You can buy “ready to fill tea bags” at your local health food store and they are even available on eBay now and then if you want to make a large quantity. Make your own unique blends and experiment with tastes you like. I grow a lot types of mint and I like to mix my own green tea with mint and make a wonderful tea that is fabulous to sip after meals. Since I have learned to make green tea the proper way and how to make it a little strong and make my own healthy tea blends, I am loving drinking tea on a regular basis and highly recommend it to everyone. Also, consider taking your tea blends up a notch in health value and use organic teas and herbs when you put together your blends.
The best thing about making your own blends is that you can create green teas for a specific healthy purpose and you’ll know exactly what is them along with saving a ton of money. If you’re not already, start adding green tea to your diet and start reaping the health benefits of this versatile, healthy little green leaf today.