Green tea is a superfood that not only helps you lose weight, but also boosts heath and promotes longevity. Green tea contains caffeine, but less than coffee. It is also rich in antioxidants, particularly EGCG which has been found to have many powerful disease fighting effects, especially against cancer.

Tea is the second most consumed beverage worldwide after water. For the production of green tea, fresh leaves of the plant Camellia sinensis are steamed or heated immediately after harvest, resulting in minimal oxidation of the naturally occurring polyphenols in the tea leaves.  

Health Benefits of Green tea

  • Lowers cholesterol
  • Maintains a healthy cardiovascular system
  • Protects against stroke
  • Helps you live longer
  • Boosts the immune system
  • Has powerful anti-cancer properties
  • Protects against Alzheimer’s disease
  • Improves cognitive function
  • Helps with weight loss
  • Detoxifies the body

Tips for Increasing Your Green Tea Intake:

  • Sip a couple of cups of green tea daily
  • On hot days you can prepare your green tea and let it cool or even refrigerate it
  • You can brew it the night before and use as a pre-breakfast beverage
  • Use it as the base liquid for your smoothies. For example, you can mix green tea with blueberries, flaxseeds and coconut milk for a metabolism boost
  • Use it in healthy ice lollies with mixed berries or other fruits