Need a little help with those love handles? Good news! Green Tea can boost your metabolism, helping you to burn off those extra calories that seem to hang on long after the chocolate is gone. (And studies show it helps keep them off too.) The antioxidant properties of this wonder drink known as catechins, help prevent cell damage, lower blood pressure and cholesterol and stabilize blood sugar. Unlike soda, four cups a day will inhibit plaques linked to Alzheimer’s, and assist working memory. Applied topically in the form of a cool tea bag, Green Tea can sooth inflamed, red or irritated skin, and is believed to have properties that contribute to a wrinkle free countenance – in addition to providing a natural sunscreen! Some results suggest that it can even slow the growth of certain cancers. Wow.
Green Tea is a great choice for healthy, calorie free hydration.
National Center for Complimentary and Alternative Health: http://nccam.nih.gov/health/greentea