Green tea has become very popular globally and is made from the leaves of Camellia sinens plant and originates from China. There have been many medical studies done, to determine the health benefits of drinking green tea but the human studies were mostly conducted in Asia. Reasearchers consider this may have had an influence on the findings of the study. The evidence indicates that green tea drinkers may have a lower risk of developing heart disease and some cancers, however they drank 48oz of green tea per day.
Green tea has been shown to help with weight loss, lower your cholesterol, may prevent and reduce the severity of rheumatoid arthritis and can stave off dimentia.
Green tea contains anti-oxidants EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate), poly-phenols, Vitamin A, Vitamin K, Vitamin E, Vitamin C, and some minerals such as chromium, manganese, selenium or zinc, and photochemical compounds ( the thing that gives fruits and veggie their color ).
The Benefits of Green Tea for your skin
- There are a number of studies that have indicated that green tea neutralizes the damaging effects of UV rays on human skin.The polyphenols found in green tea, are powerful antioxidants and they free radical damage when applied to the skin.
- The Catechins in green tea are anti-bacterial and they also help to regulate hormone activity, which can be very effective when treating acne.
It will increase T cells in the body, boosting the immune system.
Green tea may improve the elasticity of skin and help skin appear firmer.
- A 2003 study conducted by the Medical College of Georgia proved that green tea was able to rejuvenate old skin cells.
more scientific research is needed to determine whether green tea will actually reduce wrinkles.
To make a protective, hydrating tonic of your own, steep 100g of green tea in half a liter of boiling distilled water. Seive and spray on skin daily.