Green tea is a drink enjoyed daily by people all over the world and it is widely believed to be one of the healthiest drinks you can have. It can be enjoyed hot, cold or even in powdered and supplement form and, as a result, has gained popularity in recent years.
But, if you drink green tea regularly, you might be wondering what specific benefits it has and why you should drink it regularly. In our latest blog post, we take a look at 3 reasons why you should drink green tea, as well as some of our very own Regal Foods green tea products.
Boost Brain Function
Green tea has naturally occurring caffeine levels, but they are much lower than the levels you’d expect to find in black tea. Whilst the levels are relatively low, when you drink green tea, this is enough to create a response in the brain without many of the effects associated with other caffeinated beverages, making you feel more alert and focused without the common side effects.
But, caffeine isn’t the only ingredient in green tea that can boost your brain function. Green tea also contained the amino acid L-theanine, which increases the levels of dopamine and alpha wave production in the brain. Because of the small amounts of caffeine and levels of L-theanine in green tea, you might find that you’re more productive when you drink green tea, plus you’re helping boost your brain function.
Our Regal Foods Green Tea is a cupboard staple and can be brewed enjoyed on its own, or with a teaspoon of our Organic Wildflower Honey if you like it a little sweeter!
High In Antioxidants
Green tea is famed for health benefits, and for good reason! Green tea has more health benefits than black tea, which is down to the way in which it is processed. Green tea goes through fewer production methods than black tea which means that it is higher in polyphenols – powerful antioxidants.
Antioxidants are known to help protect your body against illness and disease, so including them as part of your daily, healthy diet is important. Antioxidants are found naturally in fruits, vegetables and other unprocessed foods.
When you drink green tea, you’re providing your body with a good source of these powerful antioxidants which can help support your health. If you’re looking for a delicious and refreshing beverage that you can enjoy throughout the day, our Regal Foods Lemon Green Tea can be enjoyed any time of day, both hot and cold.
Can Protect You From Illness and Disease
One of the reasons why people drink green tea is because of the widely regarded health benefits. Studies have shown that when you regularly drink green tea, you can greatly reduce the risk of developing serious diseases, such as cancer and diabetes, and illness.
Around 1 in 10 people have type 2 diabetes and studies have shown that when you drink green tea, you are improving your insulin sensitivity and reducing your blood sugar levels. Green tea also increases the antioxidant levels in your blood, which can help protect you from developing cardiovascular disease. If you want to incorporate green tea into your daily diet and routine, why not start with a flavoured tea, such as our Regal Foods Mint Green Tea as part of your breakfast routine.
Why You Should Drink Green Tea
Green tea is packed full of health-boosting compounds and regularly drinking green tea can greatly improve your health and wellbeing. If you want to drink green tea for its health benefits, around 3-5 cups per day is the optimal amount recommended if you want to make the most of its natural properties. Here at Regal Foods, we have a fantastic range of delicious and refreshing green teas for you to enjoy – check out our tea range here.