When it comes to healthy green living, there can be an overwhelming number of options to choose from, many of which seem to change on a daily basis. Whether it's recycling discarded food, driving environmentally friendly cars or reducing your carbon footprint, it can sometimes be difficult just to get your bearings and decide on which avenue actually works at all, much less works best for you.
So start small. One of the best ways you live a more eco-friendly life is by focusing on your own wellness first. For that, there are few better options out there than green tea.
"Green tea is the healthiest beverage on the planet," writes Kris Gunnars of Authority Nutrition. "It is loaded with antioxidants and nutrients that have powerful effects on the body. This includes improved brain function, fat loss, a lower risk of cancer and many other incredible benefits."
Gunnars compiled a list of the 10 best health benefits that drinking green tea can yield. Here are just a couple of them:
- Bioactive compounds: This is a complicated way of saying that green tea is loaded with powerful, healthy substances like antioxidants that can reduce the prevalence of free radicals, which play a part in cell damage, disease and aging. In other words, drinking green tea is an easy way to look good and feel good.
- Makes you smarter: While green tea does contain caffeine, it has a far smaller amount than coffee, providing just enough to wake you up without giving you that "jittery" feeling. This caffeine has an added benefit of stimulating brain activity, which not only makes you more productive but a little smarter too.
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