Drinking a cup of green tea can be relaxing, soothing, and stress-relieving. Also, the experts are now saying it can have many anti-aging benefits. Studies show it can improve your survival rate for ovarian cancer, protect against other cancers, protect against sun damage, prevent spread of prostate cancer and lower blood pressure and even prevent Alzheimers.
Anti-aging benefits also include the benefits to the skin. Green tea contains polyphenols (strong antioxidants) which have shown to prevent free radical damage to the skin and the cells of the body.
The active ingredient is Catechin EGCG (epigallocatechin 3-gallate). Our lives are busy and time is valuable, therefore a quick, easy way to make your green tea is as follows: Choose green tea bags from your grocery store which are organic. Heat a cup of water to a boiling point. Place tea bag into the cup of hot water and cover. Allow to steep for three minutes. Then drink.
At first it may seem a little bitter. If you wish, you can add a little sugar or honey. If trying to reduce calories, reduce the amount of sugar or honey until you can drink it unsweet. You can drink three to 5 cups a day. Green tea does contain some caffeine, therefore if caffeine prevents you from sleeping well, you should only drink the green tea before 5 pm. This should allow the caffeine to be reduced in your system and allow a good nights sleep.