Green tea is not only one of the world’s most popular beverages, but it’s one of the healthiest as well and has been used for generations for health and healing purposes.

Kingston Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing is sharing five benefits of green tea that you can reap if you drink it regularly. 

 

  • Brain Health

 

While some are decaffeinated, most green teas contain caffeine, which can prevent drowsiness and improve your alertness and awareness in the right amounts. Green tea contains less caffeine than coffee, so you can enjoy the benefits without getting jittery or other negative side effects. Long-term, regular caffeine intake is linked to possibly reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. 

 

  • Heart Health

 

Green tea has been shown to lower both the systolic and diastolic blood pressure numbers, making it an effective tool to naturally combat high blood pressure. Other studies have shown less of a likelihood to contract type 2 diabetes or heart disease with regular green tea consumption.

 

  • Lowering Cholesterol

 

A component of green tea called catechin is said to serve as an antioxidant, allowing the body to absorb less cholesterol, thus cutting down on levels in the body. One analysis of several studies found that people who drink two cups of green tea per day can lower their bad cholesterol number significantly. 

 

  • Bone Health

 

Fluoride contained in green tea is packed with flavonoids and phytoestrogens, which both strengthen bone formation and prevent its breakdown, making it ideal in the prevention of osteoporosis. 

 

  • Benefits to the Skin

 

In addition to drinking green tea to help boost skin hydration and even wrinkle prevention, you can even apply green tea leaves on your skin over eight weeks to help in the skin’s elasticity. 

To learn more about Kingston Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing and all of the services they offer, visit https://kingston-center.facilities.centershealthcare.org/