DRINK GREEN TEA FOR THE HEALTH OF IT
IMPROVES BRAIN FUNCTION
Alzheimer’s disease is the most common neurodegenerative disease in humans and a leading cause of dementia. Multiple studies show that the catechin compounds in green tea can have various protective effects on neurons, potentially lowering the risk of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
INCREASES FAT BURNING
Green tea has been shown to increase fat burning and boost the metabolic rate. In one study, green tea increased energy expenditure by 4%. Another study showed that fat oxidation was increased by 17%, indicating that green tea may selectively increase the burning of fat.
Blend strawberries, freshly squeezed orange juice, green tea brewed and chilled agave nectar, with fresh basil. Freeze into a refreshing popsicle for a summertime treat.
Infuse your everyday oatmeal with a blast of antioxidants. Steep some green tea, then mix your favorite instant oats in it and prepare as you normally would.
Most green teas are best when brewed well below boiling temp (212 F), somewhere between 150 F and 180 F. It's better to err on the side of lower temperatures with green tea. If it tastes bitter or overly grassy, try brewing it at a lower temperature.