Green Tea is incredibly good for you, not only because it looks pretty in your Instagram photos, but because of the health benefits it possesses. I don't profess to be a health guru in any manner, however after recently learning about these health benefits, I thought it important to share.
1. It helps to burn fat.
It boost the metabolic rate and boosts fat burning (which sounds quite aggressive but I'm on the pro-fat-burn team)
2. It boosts intelligence.
Even if this isn't strictly true, ill take it as gospel. Green Tea contains less caffeine than coffee but enough to produce an effect which aids brain function.
3. It kills bacteria.
Which in turn acts like a very cheap dentist. It can kill the bacteria in your mouth which in turn protects you from infections.
4. It lowers cholesterol.
In all honesty, I never really understand cholesterol, but I do know that lowering it is certainly the way to go.
5. It does good things to your skin.
It improves you skin supposedly, because of the anti-oxidents and anti-inflamatory elements to it.
I do find that Green Tea can be rather bitter and so my top tip (how pretentious) is to add a teaspoon of honey along with a slice of lime. It will naturally sweeten the tea itself and also leave a little syrupy shot in the bottom.
So now, indulge yourself with a warm green tea & know that your body will really appreciate you for it.