jueves, 1 de mayo de 2014

::Benefits of Green Tea::

 At Sueño del Mar beachfront boutique hotel we offer all different kinds of tea, Most of our guest prefer Green Tea, this are some of the reasons why:

Tea is one of the most valued and widely consumed drinks in the world. Besides being a delicious, inexpensive beverage that has no calories, tea has a unique set of natural chemicals that provide various therapeutic benefits. As more research is conducted, tea, specifically black and green, demonstrates significant antiviral, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti cavity properties. 

1. Oral Health

Along with the natural fluoride found in tea, polyphenols and catechins are associated with killing bacteria that cause tooth decay, bad breath, and gum disease-the number one cause for tooth loss.

2. Bone Health

Routine tea consumption, especially for more than 10 years, has been associated with decreasing the risk of osteoporosis fractures. It's thought that tea helps diminish bone loss through antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity.

3. Weight Loss

Evidence is still inconclusive in this area, but it's thought that the catechins found in tea, specifically green tea, create thermogenesis-the production of heat within the body which is related to burning calories. These compounds may inhibit certain chemicals in the brain, therby prolonging thermogenesis.

4. Cancer

Numerous research has demonstrated that tea is beneficial in preventing cancer including prostate, pancreatic, breast, colorectal, esophageal, bladder, lung, and stomach. The catechins found in tea prevent cell mutation, deactivate certain carcinogens, and reduce the formation and growth of tumors. Drinking as many as four cups a day may be necessary to reap the anti-cancer benefits.

5. Heart Health

Tea consumption is also associated with a lower risk of heart disease and stroke.

Additional Considerations

Before you run off to start guzzling tea, there are a few things you should know:

• Regular tea has been shown in some research to be more beneficial than decaffeinated tea.

• Brewed tea contains more beneficial properties than instant.

• Tea bags contain the same beneficial properties as loose leaf tea.

• For full health benefits, brew tea for at least 3 minutes.

• The health benefits in tea degrade over time, it is best to drink freshly brewed tea that is hot (but not scalding).

• Caffeine may have adverse effects when combined with medications; speak to a qualified health care provider or pharmacist if you take any medications or supplements.

Read more: http://www.fitday.com/fitness-articles/nutrition/the-5-health-benefits-of-green-tea.html

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