January 26, 2015

Benefits of Green Tea

When my twin kids were studying at Angel's in preschool in 2006, I met this lovely, slim and young looking mom of one of Julia and Rafael's classmates. Well, I was wrong to think that she's a mom. She's actually a 60-year old grandma already. I asked her how she maintains her figure, she just said, wala naman, I just like drinking green tea instead of coffee. 

For the last 8 years, I wanted to do her practice but I couldn't because I LOVE COFFEE! I just could not let go of my comfort drink.

Starting this January, I shifted my morning drink from coffee to green tea. Aba, aba, aba, maganda pala! I don't easily get hungry unlike before when I drink coffee. Dati ang kape ay dapat may kasabay na pandesal at pansit. Ngayon, I drink  hot green tea, exercise, then brunch around 930am. I'm telling you, I feel better and lighter...o sige na nga, I feel sexier! I still drink coffee though, but not as much as 5 cups a day like before.

Benefits of Green Tea

1.  Green Tea is loaded with  polyphenols like flavonoids and catechins that acts as antioxidants that have powerful effects on the body such as improved brain function, fat loss, a lower risk of cancer.

2. Green Tea contains various bioactive compounds with large amounts of important nutrients.

3. Green Tea contains a powerful compounds called Epigallocatechin Gallate (EGCG), which has been studied to treat various diseases like cancer, and may be one of the main reasons green tea has such powerful medicinal properties.

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