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The benefits of Green Tea

I always encourage my friends, family, clients and patients to drink green tea. Why? Because the advantages and health benefits are numerous. Green tea is what I call ‘one of natures gifts’, because it has so many positives and almost zero negatives. Green tea is a truly benign substance. Let me bullet point some of the major benefits of green tea:

  • A powerful anti-oxidant, making it useful during times of stress, illness or elevated work. When we are ill or under heavy stress (emotional or physical), our bodies produce more free radicals. These cause damage to our cells. Anti-oxidants help mop up free radicals before they can wreak havoc on the body.
  • A metabolic ‘booster’. Because it causes your body to create heat from food energy, green tea makes a powerful ally in the quest for fat loss. Combine it with an appetite suppressant like Garcinia Cambogia for the appetite suppressant factor and you have a ‘double whammy’.
  • Purported anti-cancer activity. Because one of the ingredients in green tea prevents the formation of new blood vessels (which happens in all types of tumours, both benign and malignant), there has been a lot of interest in green tea as an anti-cancer agent. I’m not saying that drinking a cup of green tea every day will prevent you getting cancer – that would be a ridiculous statement.
  • Appetite suppressant. The EGCG found in green tea can be a powerful appetite suppressant. The less food you consume (within reason) the more your body should be able to burn up its reserves of fat.