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HEALTH BENEFITS OF GREEN TEA, YERBA & GUARANA

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Green tea, yerba and guarana play a crucial role in your health. The following are only some of the known benefits:

HEALTH BENEFITS OF GREEN TEA

People from all over the world love tea. It is a delicious and mostly an affordable beverage that is also known to contain very low volumes of calories. Apart from that, this beverage is packed with numerous other therapeutic benefits. Research has revealed that tea, especially green and black teas, contain various antiviral, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and anti-cavity capabilities.

  1. Good for Oral Health: Tea does not only contain fluoride, but also catechins and polyphenols that are known to kill bacteria that cause bad breath, tooth decay and gum disease which is a leading cause of tooth loss. The results of a study that was published in the European Journal of Nutrition showed that the risk of tooth loss can significantly be reduced by drinking one or more cups of green tea a day. However, addition of sweeteners like sugar and honey can reverse this benefit.
  2. Bone Health: The risk of osteoporotic fractures is drastically reduced by a long period of regular tea consumption. This has been associated with the presence of anti-inflammatory and antioxidant features present in tea.
  3. Weight Loss: Some scientists argue that the presence of catechins in tea, especially green tea, creates thermo genesis; the process through which the body produces heat that burns calories. Catechins can prolong the process by inhibiting some chemicals in the brain.
  4. Cancer: Tea can actually prevent various cancers like pancreatic, prostrate, colorectal, bladder, lung, esophageal and even stomach. This is basically due to the presence of catechins that inhibit cell transformation, deactivates some carcinogens and slows down tumor formation and growth.
  5. Heart Health: According to research findings that were published by Harvarddrinking at least one cup of tea every day can reduce heart attack risks by up to 44%. Tea is also associated with lower cholesterol levels.

Regular tea is recommended over decaffeinated tea because it is more beneficial. On the other hand, brewed tea is healthier than instant tea and tea bags have similar benefits as loose leaf tea.

BENEFITS OF YERBA MATE TEA

Yerba mate is a caffeine containing drink and stimulant of the central nervous system that also contains other nutrients like amino acids, vitamins, polyphenols, antioxidants and minerals. It is of South American origin and is made through the steeping of stems and ground leaves of the yerba mate plant. It has very few known side effects with numerous benefits, and therefore recommended for all to drink. The following benefits can be derived;

  • Rich in Antioxidants: Yerba mate tea is said to contain about 90% more antioxidants than what is contained in green tea, making it one the richest antioxidants sources. It is also packed with various properties that are known to boost your immune system. Furthermore, it helps in detoxification, slowing signs of aging and the reduction of insomnia and stress.
  • Improves Concentration: Users of yerba tea have reported improved concentration, more energy and clear focus among others. This is mostly attributed to the dozen minerals, antioxidants, vitamins, amino acids and polyphenols it contains. Unlike caffeinated beverages whose users have reported some side effects like stomachaches, headaches and jitters, these signs are absent in yerba mate.
  • Better Physical Endurance: Due to the presence of nutrients and chemical compounds in yerba mate, your metabolism can be altered to help the body efficiently utilize carbohydrates. Doing this realizes more food generation for the body from the food intake and burns extra calories stored in fat cells and utilized as fuel by regularly drinking yerba mate. Regular consumption is also helpful in stopping lactic acid from accumulating in the muscles for reduced post workout soreness and reduces recovery time.
  • Helps in Digestion: South American natives have for years used yerba mate for treating digestive complications. It does this by triggering more bile and other gastric acids production. It further cleans your colon for better elimination of waste from the system and assists in the reduction of stomach bacteria that lead to bad breath.
  • Weight Control: Native South Americans in ensuring a healthy diet and exercise have used yerba mate. Its stimulant characteristics makes one feel full and slows digestion, leaving one feeling satisfied for longer. When regular diet and exercise are combined with yerba mate, the body is capable of burning more calories due to enhanced metabolism.

Another very important benefit of yerba mate is its capability to speed up movement of fat and cholesterol through the blood stream due to the presence of amino acids and antioxidants. It therefore prevents arteriosclerosis and blood clots that can lead to heart attack or stroke.

HEALTH BENEFITS OF GUARANA

Guarana, also known as Brazilian cocoa or Paullinia cupana is a creeping shrub whose origins are traced to the Amazon forests of Brazil and Venezuela. Guarana seeds have rich caffeine content, about 4-8% more than coffee beans. The guarana seeds also have rich contents of tannins, alkaloids, xanthine, theobromine and theophylline. Guarana has the following benefits and uses;

  1. Mental Health: Guarana is a reputed stimulant that boosts mental alertness, increases stamina, fights fatigue and physical fortitude. Aside from Guarana, there other vitamins for mind .
  2. Energy Boosters: It  is used in the manufacture of drinks and sodas as an ingredient
  3. Weight Loss: It can reduce your appetite and boost fat-burning leading to weight loss.

Green tea, yerba and guarana exhibit similar features as well as benefits to those who regularly drink it. For more information about what supplements you can take to help with weight loss, visit our site or our Amazon store.

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