5 Unexpected Changes That Happen To Your Body When You Start Drinking Green Tea
2 de marzo de 2018Ariel Rodriguez
How can a drink that was discovered hundreds of years ago still be one of the alternative remedies to many of our problems nowadays?
Americans switched from tea to coffee because of taxes. As crazy as that may sound, it's true. The reason behind the massive consumption of coffee in the US has to do with a political conflict that occurred when America was just 13 colonies. Many have heard this story in school before: the British imposed a tax on exported tea products, angering colonials and provoking a boycott on imports. In December 16th, 1773, colonials dumped 343 chests of imported tea into the ocean, resulting in the Boston Tea Party. Thus, drinking tea became an unpatriotic symbol and changed the culture behind consuming it. Centuries later, I have switched from coffee to tea but not because of feudal-tax conflicts between countries. I reduced my consumption of coffee because my stomach felt acidic. Like myself, many out there are focusing on alternative beverages that don't irritate the stomach or provoke ulcers and heartburn problems. To which tea did I switch? Green tea.
Green tea brings many benefits to our body and mind. It'
It improves your gut health.
You feel more relaxed and have more energy.
Your skin will glow.
It's also good for your brain.
Green tea contains caffeine, but not as much as coffee. The amino acid called L-theanime uses caffeine to boost your brain function. When drinking green tea, you'll notice an improvement in mood, alertness, memory and reaction time. If you drink it before studying or reading a book, chances are you'll retain the information better.
It prevents the signs of aging.
Besides helping us learn and making our skin look radiant, green tea's benefits are associated with aging. As was mentioned above, green tea can prevent wrinkles and signs of aging on your skin. Brain cells die as we age, causing mental illnesses like dementia and Alzheimer's. One of green tea's benefits is preventing brain cells from dying.
There's nothing like a good cup of coffee to start your day, but all of the health benefits associated with green tea will make you rethink your morning routine.
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