Organic Green Tea For Health and Vitality

November 24, 2008 by  
Filed under Green Tea

There may not be any one single “superfood” that will cure every disease and health problem under the sun, but green tea comes close. Organic green tea is the best kind to get when possible, as this comes from tea plants that have not been sprayed with any toxic substances. You can take organic green tea as a refreshing hot beverage, as people have done in China, Japan and other parts of Asia for centuries, where the health benefits of tea have long been recognized. Or you can get your green tea from an extract or capsule. You can even include some organic green tea powder with your favorite smoothie recipe to give it an extra nutritional boost.

 

Health Benefits of Organic Green Tea

Green tea contains many essential nutrients as well as powerful antioxidants. One in particular, called EGCG, has shown itself effective in preventing many types of cancer, including stomach, breast, esophagus and ovarian. Green tea’s antioxidant blast also helps to control cholesterol levels and improve the ratio of good to bad cholesterol. 

 

While it may seem incredible that something as simple as a cup of tea can do this, green tea is actually a natural plant food, one that has been used for medicinal purposes for a very long time in the Far East. When tea was first cultivated in China, there was no need to think in terms of “organic,” as the world was not so polluted. Today, however, no matter what kind of food you are getting, you are better off knowing that it has been prepared in a natural way, without the use of toxic substances. 

 

Organic Green Tea as a Diet Aid

In addition to its ability to protect our immune systems, green tea can be used to help us lose weight. EGCG and other antioxidants help the body to burn fat more efficiently. Green tea also contains a small amount of caffeine (a cup of green tea has less than half the caffeine of a cup of coffee), which is a stimulant that boosts the metabolism. So green tea can give you a natural lift and help you to burn fat without the side effects of stimulants like coffee, colas and energy drinks. If you are very sensitive to caffeine, you can find organic green tea in decaffeinated form, and still get its many benefits.

 

With all the potential health benefits of organic green tea, you may want to consider adding it to your diet. It is a excellent and gentle way to maintain and restore health.

 

 

 

 

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