Green Tea: Healthy Skin with Benefits
Did you know drinking 2-3 cups of Green tea could radically improve your skin, fight dementia, and keep allergies at bay? Green tea is naturally rich in catechin, a powerful antioxidant. Splash some lemon juice in your cup and the vitamin C will synergistically maximize your body’s ability to absorb those free-radical fighting goodies.
Applied topically, it boosts sun protection factors. I use Osmosis Skin Care at the Sanctuary Day Spa (formerly Skin Therapy by Errin). Each facial ends with the application of Shade, a physical sunscreen enhanced with green tea extract.
Should you choose Green tea over Black tea? Yes! Green tea is healthier due to the way it is processed. The green leaves are steamed, which prevents the catechins from oxidizing. Black tea is made from fermented leaves, which leads to the loss of the anti-oxidant.
Looking to loose weight? The EGCG found in Green tea increases the metabolic rate. Whoot! It also reduces bloating (while drinks like Diet Coke increase bloat), detoxifies and suppresses food cravings.
Know anyone with diabetes? Yes, you guessed it! Green tea has been found to help in controlling insulin levels.
Does Green Tea sound like something that needs to be in your pantry?