Adopting healthy habits is what a healthy life style is about. In a world of synthetic food, organic is a life savior. Research says that as the time would proceed, organic and natural products would be the sole way to maintain health. Steroids and gluten have actually taken over every food product and with their amount accumulating in our bodies due to such foods consumption is making us endangered towards diseases which are either incurable or cause life time infliction. As we discussed in another article do we really care what we eat? stats would have been different if we did.
Health Benefits of Green Tea
In our country, where food and health related checks and balances are not strictly regulated, dealing and combating the synthetic food products related issues is not the sole concern. Safety, hygiene, quality and Halal are few of the other parameters that we as Pakistanis have to tackle also when it comes towards maintaining good diet consumption. Not drinking enough green tea is also one of the dieting mistakes we make in Pakistan.
Amid all this diet and food consumption fiasco, Chinese invented and adapted a lifesaving habit in their lifestyles since some thousand years ago. They call this magic drink “Green Tea”. With world’s one of the largest producers of tea, a good part of Chinese economy relies on its tea consumption and trading. Since very old times Chinese made this drink an essential part of their diets and it still is, they realized its importance long time ago. After that multiple research has been done on the green tea components and its health related factors and this drink has made its mark all around the globe. Turkey’s main tea is actually “Kehwa, which is a milk less green tea”.
Pakistan also does not lag behind in the race of tea production, it is also one of the core tea producer countries of the world. Now, since our childhood, for every digestion related complain, our mother would always have one solution “Kehwa” then be it diarrhea, over-eating, constipation. Green tea comes in multiple forms and flavors but the core ingredient of the drink remains the same which imparts it all the healthy properties. Here are 5 most common health benefits of green tea;
- Light on the stomach:
One of the most common and striking health benefit of green tea is that it makes you feel light on stomach which means that it boosts the digestion rate and helps in digesting the food at a faster rate than normal and as a result you feel light as a feather after having a cup of green tea after a big fat dinner.
- Strikes the metabolism:
The biochemical basis of all the action of green tea lies in the little chemicals called “flavonoids” which forms the core ingredient of green tea. Flavonoids have been long known of their positive action on the body’s metabolism. It boosts the metabolism rate and helps in clearing of the toxics, regulation of all the biochemical pathways of the body and hence impart homeostasis to the body.
- Healthy skin:
Toxic metabolites and oxidation radicals are the sole culprits of all those acne and pimple out bursts that appear on your skin whenever a special occasion is on the go. But green tea is highly beneficial in breakdown of these toxic compounds produced in our bodies and clears them out.
- Weight loss:
Green tea neutralizes all that cholesterol and fat content in the body which helps a great deal in losing weight. So if you are on a weight loss diet regime, do not forget to add green tea as a component, they burn those fats and calories perfectly.
- Regulate mood swings:
Our body’s hormones are very sensitive to any disturbance, and the synthetics in the food products affect these hormones immensely which result in frequent mood swings, out bursts and depression. Green teal helps in keeping the body’s environment favorable for these hormones and thus you feel light, contended and happy after having a cup of green tea.