Benefits of Drinking Green Tea

I personally love the act of making and drinking tea, from filling the tea kettle and letting my tea bag steep, to sitting with my cup of tea; it gives me a little bit of peace and calm. Which lets face it, the fact that I will have 3 kids under the age of 5 in about 2 1/2 months, I could use all of the peace and calm I can get!

But there are other health benefits to tea, especially green tea. Green tea contains catechins – which are healthy antioxidants that may inhibit cancer cell activity and help boost immunity. Green tea also:

  • Helps to lower cholesterol levels
  • Protects against bacterial infection
  • Promotes joint health and stronger bones
  • Has enhanced the effects of antibiotics, even against drug-resistant bacteria and “superbugs”

Next time you reach for another cup of coffee (which dehydrate your cells), switch it up and reach for a cup of green tea. Go ahead and find your 5 minutes of peace and calm and get all of the added health benefits of green tea.

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