“Tea is beating all scientific expectations as the most potent health drinks on the market, the many ways tea can promote health is truly astonishing.” – John Weisburg from the American Health Foundation
No matter the time of year, tea can be a refreshing beverage, served either iced or hot. But the benefits of tea go far beyond its delicious flavors. Research shows that drinking tea can actually improve your health and wellbeing. Let’s take a closer look at three benefits green tea can do for your health.
3 Health Benefits of Green Tea
Promotes Heart Health & Lowers Cholesterol
Green tea can help to lower the risk of cardiovascular disease by improving cholesterol and lowering blood pressure. In fact, its natural benefits can also lessen the risk of stroke. One study reported a nearly 20 percent reduction in the risk of heart attack and a 35 percent reduced risk of stroke among those who drank one to three cups of green tea a day. Another study revealed that individuals who drink five or more cups of green tea daily have a 31 percent reduced risk of cardiovascular disease and lower levels of LDL cholesterol. These are all compelling benefits of simply enjoying a cup of green tea daily!
Boosts the Immune System & Block Viruses
Aside from their anti-cancerous properties, the antioxidants in green tea are beneficial in boosting the immune system. Green tea keeps the immune system running strong by protecting it from damage caused by free radicals. Healthier immune systems are better at handling and combating infections caused by viruses and bacteria.
Helps Reduce Fat
Not all fat is created equal. Visceral fat, the harmful abdominal fat that builds up around the organs, can cause insulin resistance and inflammation, both of which are linked to a host of dangerous diseases, including type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Several studies on green tea show that, although the weight loss effects are modest, a significant percentage of the fat that was lost from green tea consumption is harmful visceral fat. Drinking green tea daily may not only help you shed fat but it may also reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease down the road.
White Lion Tea Company is proud to announce the launch of our Wellness Tea Line this June 2018. Wellness teas are primarily herbal blends and have similar health benefits as green or black tea, with little or no caffeine, and carry significantly higher levels of antioxidants than other green or black teas. Enjoy White Lion Wellness Teas either hot or iced for a truly wonderful experience. It is recommended that you enjoy three to six cups of tea each day to promote the best wellbeing.