Health & Fitness

Winter Beverage: Green Tea

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The weather’s gotten cooler. Evenings are going to be longer & darker and winter always comes along with flu and cold season.

But there are compensations. On a blustery day, there’s nothing better than curling up on the couch, wrapped in a blanket, with a good book, an affectionate pet—and a cup of warm beverage. It warms your belly, it warms your hands—and if you pick the right beverage, which contain all kinds of great health benefits then you are set to pass through winters perfectly. Our personal favorite hot beverage is Green tea and why shouldn’t it be? Not only it tastes great & refreshing, but packs a lot of health benefits too.

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Here are some of the health benefits that Green tea comes with.

 

Weight-loss wonder: Drinking green tea regularly has been shown to help suppress appetite and increase your metabolism — both of which can help you save or burn a few calories while you celebrate the best of the season.

 

Sickness prevention: Nonstop shopping, traveling, and socializing can mean the combination of cold-inducing pathogens and a weakened immune system, so give yours a boost with green tea. Several studies have shown that green tea has antiviral properties; one study found that Japanese schoolchildren who drank green tea for six days a week or more were less likely to catch the flu.

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It’s good for your heart

‘Drinking four cups of green tea a day can cut your chances of a heart attack because flavonoids and antioxidants have been shown to help stave off heart disease,’ says Dr Ruxton.

A recent Japanese study carried out over 11 years and involving more than 40,000 men and women aged 40 to 79, found that people drinking four cups of green tea a day suffered with less heart disease than people who didn’t drink tea. In fact, heart disease was reduced by 31 per cent in women and 22 per cent in men. (Source: Tea.co )

 

Preserve Your Teeth

A cup of green tea contains fluoride, which helps preserve your teeth.

Recent studies have shown that green tea has anti-bacterial properties and helps to combat tooth decay by killing harmful bacteria, like streptococci. Try switching from drinking fizzy drinks to green tea. Having tea is much better than fizzy drinks containing sugar and acids, which erode tooth enamel.

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With so many health benefits packed in one single cup,its a must have in the coming winter months. If you want to give a spin to taste,try the different flavors of Lipton Green Tea available.Sip & Enjoy Winters.

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