Our forefathers in ancient civilizations such as China took a head start in medicine with knowledge that is slowly getting ratified now with the help of science. In particular a component which is almost a ritual in the Chinese culture is now gaining popularity in America due to its amazing benefits, this drink is called green tea. A tea that is made from handpicked tender leaves and minimally oxidized to retain its anti-oxidant properties, green tea has a very delicate flavor and refreshing effect on the body. (Some of you might be sipping it from a cup holder as you read this.)
With obesity causing such a scare in our society, immense focus is put on the food and beverage that we consume without pausing to think about what we are doing to our bodies. Cola consumption is extremely high and it is a concoction loaded with sugar. This sugared beverage can be detrimental to your health if consumed from a drink holder on a regular basis.
For most individuals, there is no start to the day without a cup of hot coffee adding 27 calories to your diet, a glass of whole milk has about 168 calories and an evening toast with a glass of wine will heap 175 calories into your system which is not very far behind to a glass of beer. The zero calorie drink without any additional additives is green tea and having three cups a day will not just pep you up but will rev up your metabolism to full speed, helping prevents calories from being converted to fat.
Apart from the fact that green tea does not add any calories to your diet, it in fact helps you ward off illnesses and keep you fit in many ways. Of course you are able to burn more calories with your metabolic rate getting increased with regular intake of green tea. The anti-oxidants help release toxins from your body that keep your digestive track well maintained and gives you a youthful glow in your face. If you are dealing with hyper-tension and circulation problems, tea is the way to go for you as it has flavonoids that release happy hormones in your body. In combination with antibiotics the dreaded super bug infection can be battled by drinking green tea.
Green tea is not a medicine (or classified among wheelchair accessories), but a hot or cold beverage which is to relished sip by sip a few times in the day in place of your calorie loaded drinks. The flavor grows on you slowly but surely and you can find many different flavors available in the market to suit your palate. There are options galore available with pre-prepared iced tea powders or tea bags/leaves for your to devour your way to good health.