Health & Fitness

Go Green

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The green drink made its way long ago into the mugs of every health conscious person across the world for its touted health benefits. From helping in weight loss to targeting pancreatic cancer, green tea has evolved into a medicinal drink that caters to a myriad of illnesses. The reality is there are surprising benefits to reap from this magical drink in just one cup.

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It’s not just a beverage rather a medicine that has loads of applications. Green tea bags are applied on skin to soothe sunburn and prevent skin cancer due to sun exposure. Green tea bags are also used to decrease puffiness under the eyes, as a compress for tired eyes or headache, and to stop gums from bleeding after a tooth is pulled.

 

Here are some of the health related issues in which green tea can help you in fighting or avoid them. Its time to adopt this magical drink in your daily lifestyle & go green.

 

Allergy Reliever

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To fight against allergies Green tea needs to be added in your arsenal. It’s been proven to be anti-allergenic. The tea polyphenol can reduce pollen allergies. It can elicit a stronger anti-allergenic response than normal EGCG, which makes it the strongest anti-allergen compound found in tea.

 

Better Eyesight, Smarter Brain

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Caffeine is the key active ingredient in green tea, which is a known stimulant. This not only keeps you awake but also makes your brain work smartly. Caffeine has been intensively studied before and consistently leads to improvements in various aspects of brain function, including improved mood, vigilance, reaction time and memory

The antioxidants found in green tea can actually penetrate the tissues of the eyes and produce antioxidant activity. Catechins, an antioxidant in green tea, are capable of being absorbed into the tissues of the eye. Drinking green tea could serve as a protective measure when it comes to eyesight.

 

Prevent Cancer

 

The polyphenols in green tea have been shown to decrease tumor growth in laboratory and animal studies and may protect against damage caused by ultraviolet UVB radiation.

One large-scale clinical study compared green tea drinkers with non-drinkers and found that those who drank the most tea were less likely to develop pancreatic cancer, particularly women, who were 50% less likely to develop the disease.

Studies have also shown the positive impacts of green tea on breast, bladder, ovarian, colorectal, esophageal, lung, prostate, skin and stomach cancer.

 

Get Lean

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If you look at the ingredients list for any dietary supplement, chances are that green tea will be on there.

This is because green tea boosts the metabolic rate. Given that green tea can boost the metabolic rate in the short term, it makes sense that it could help you lose weight.

 

With so many benefits, you cannot skip to have a cup of green tea everyday. Be it cold or hot as per your taste but its inclusion in your daily routine will surely start showing its proven benefits. So, go grab a cup, put a Lipton Green Tea Bag in it & pour hot water on top of it, give your tea bag a few tips & relax with a cup full of goodness.

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