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WHY GREEN TEA AND GREEN COFFEE EXTRACT SHOULD BE PART OF YOUR DIET

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From foods to beverages, dieticians propose some of the most beneficial nutritional changes to promote healthy living. Some of the most sought after beverages include green tea and green coffee, which are laden with many macro-nutrients like flavonols, polyphenols and antioxidants that are essential to the health of the body. Used for thousands of years in Chinese medicine to cure many ailments, help manage weight and delay aging, today, you are advised to include the two supplements in your diet.

Green tea has many benefits to the body and even if taken on its own, it can still assist the body with its antioxidant and flavonols levels and the ability to increase the metabolism.

WHAT IS GREEN TEA

Green tea is made from the leaves of Camellia Sinensis. Unlike the common black tea, this is made from steaming the young green leaves rather than fermenting them. The green leaves of the tea plant have vital nutritional elements and the process of steaming the leaves ensures that the nutrients and the essential chemicals are left intact. Some of the most important compounds found in green tea extract include polyphenols, which, among many other benefits, inhibit the spread of cancerous cells.

WHAT ARE THE HEALTH BENEFITS

There are many health benefits associated with polyphenols including:

  1. Prevention of swelling and inflammation, reduction of joint degeneration and shielding the cartilage found between bones. Polyphenols help in fighting HPV infections and cervical dysplasia.
  2. Green tea has about 2% to 4% of caffeine which increases urine production, boosts alertness and thinking. Furthermore, for people struggling with Parkinson’s disease, green tea can help to improve the functionality of the brain messengers. Caffeine is also believed to boost the heart rate, affects the muscles and the nervous system positively by improving the release of neurotransmitters into the body.
  3. Green tea is also a great source of natural antioxidants, which ensure the health of the cells and which flush out the free radicals from the body, thus ensuring that the system is free of toxins.
  4. Other components of green tea include Vitamin B, manganese, folate, potassium, magnesium, and catechins.
  5. Improved overall body health - It has high levels of flavonoids and catechins, which are a healthy antioxidants. The chemicals can prevent the development of free radicals in the body. Free radicals destroy cells. They are actually responsible for different kinds of diseases and fast aging. Epigallocatechin Gallate is a powerful compound found in the green tea extract and researchers have proven that it has the ability to treat several illnesses. There are many macronutrients in the tea, which could be beneficial to your health.
  6. Enhances brain function-Besides keeping you awake, green tea acts as stimulant, improving your alertness and brain functionality. It does this by blocking Adenosine, which is an inhibitory transmitter. This in turn boosts the release of norepinephrine (inhibitory) and dopamine (inhibitory and excitatory). Hence, a cup of green tea may be all you need to stay alert for that late night assignment.
  7. Weight loss and physical fitness - For avid weight watchers, chances are that you have used green tea or you are planning to. It helps in weight loss if used persistently. The chemicals in the green tea help in melting down the extra fat tissue, and they also increase the metabolic rate, leading to faster breakdown of fats. Studies have shown that drinking tea increased energy consumption by 4% and fat oxidation by 17%. Therefore, having green tea as part of your daily diet can help you lose weight and live a healthy life.
  8. Lowers the risk of different cancers – Polyphenols that are available in large quantities in green tea prevent the formation of cancer or the spread of cancerous cells.

GREEN COFFEE EXTRACT

Just like green tea, green coffee extract does not pass through the process of roasting such as the black coffee. Experts say that due to overheating coffee beans often lose some of their vital elements. On the contrary, un-roasted beans are loaded with compounds, which have proven health benefits. Chlorogenic acid and Caffeine are two of the most important components of green coffee. These are associated with the health benefits of this beverage.

WHY YOU SHOULD USE IT

Green coffee extract is derived from the green coffee beans, that is, beans that have not yet been roasted. Because they are not roasted, their content of the chlorogenic acid is left unlike where it is usually destroyed by the roasting process for black coffee. Chlorogenic acid has many medicinal benefits and can aid in diabetes, weight loss and heart disease management.

WEIGHT LOSS MANAGEMENT

  • This is the main reason for which green coffee extract is used. In time, you can expect to see results. Unlike other expensive and dangerous methods of losing weight, this is natural and it carries with it some other health benefits.
  • Green coffee extract helps lower the absorption of carbohydrates into the bloodstream from the digestive tract. Thus, it is good for the reduction of fat reserves in the body.
  • Because the green coffee bean extract enhances the production of adiponectin, the fat burning hormone, no fat reserve in the body is spared. You can enjoy much easier weight loss.

LOWERING BLOOD PRESSURE

  • The Chlorogenic acid in coffee can help in reducing blood pressure. Green coffee lowers the blood pressure and it has no side effects whatsoever.
  • For people with high blood pressure, the required dosage is between 140 and 720mg every day. This has been proven to lower blood pressure.

IMPROVED BRAIN FUNCTION AND PHYSICAL PERFORMANCE

Because green coffee beans extract contains caffeine, it can enhance alertness, memory, vigilance, focus, response time and mental fatigue resistance. The best dosage of green coffee extract for enhancing brain function is between 38mg and 400mg daily, between a third-full to four cups of brewed green coffee.

HEALTH BENEFITS OF ANTIOXIDANTS

Green coffee beans have a high concentration of antioxidants. These compounds help in reducing the free radicals that cause damage to the cells. Free radicals do not kill the cells, but rather, they damage them and thus pose a threat of disease, because the cells do not only stay damaged, but they also reproduce abnormally. When the body is not able to flush the free radicals out of its system, the susceptibility for diseases like cancer is increased. Free radicals also cause damage to the skin cells, thus promoting fast aging. Aside from green tea, there are other vitamins for skin that you can take.

Going with the above benefits, you have enough reasons to include green coffee and green tea in your diet every day. Today, healthy living is not a one-off thing but it is a lifestyle that should be embraced for everyday living. For people who have diabetes or too much glucose in their blood sugar, the availability of chlorogenic acid in green coffee extract has been proven to inhibit the absorption of glucose into the blood. Thus, it is great for regulating the quantities of glucose in the blood.

It is easy to use the two supplements. Usually, there will be dosage instructions on the bottle. Follow them and soon, you will start enjoying the weight loss and fat burning benefits. However, please note that for intense weight loss, no one supplement is enough on its own. You should combine it with other weight loss techniques. The value of the flavonols, polyphenols and antioxidants to the body remains a fantastic way to improve your health naturally, one day at a time.

NEXT STEPS

We recommend using our Garcinia Cambogia Complex supplement which contains green tea among other ingredients designed to aid in weight loss and our Raspberry Ketone Complex which also helps to weight management and contains green tea and green coffee extract.

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