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The Benefits of Green Tea

The Benefits of Green Tea

The Benefits of Green Tea

Hello green tea lovers! We are on the same boat if green tea is your preference as a drink to combat your sugar craving or the drink that helping you to lose weight.

As I shared earlier in my previous entry the best weight loss teas, and green tea is one of it, so let's see the benefits of green tea that we should know.

Green tea improves metabolism

Green tea has polyphenols like flavonoids and catechins which function as antioxidants. It helos boost the metabolic rate and increase fat burning, hence helping in weight loss. The caffeine in green tea also helps fat oxidation.

Green tea helps brain function

Green tea has the amino acid L-theanine that increases the production of alpha waves in the brain. Studies show that the caffeine and L-theanine together help improve brain function. They help reduce anxiety and stress. 

Green tea has antioxidants

As green tea is an excellent source of antioxidants, it helps lower risks of various types of cancer, such as breast cancer, prostate cancer, etc.

Green tea helps in reducing risk of neurodegenerative diseases

The catechin compounds in the green tea help lower risk of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.

Green tea helps in reducing risk of Type II Diabetes

Green tea may also help lower the risk of Type II diabetes. Studies have shown that green tea is able to decrease the fasting glucose.

I have diabetes genes from my mom's side. My mom has been a diabetes patient for more than 20 years. And she was on insulin since two years ago. And both my elder brothers also diagnose with Type II Diabetes.

The reason why I always want to control my sugar craving is because I do not want to inherit this. It is ok to drink plain water, or tasteless water rather than to have diabetes. I just cannot stand to see my mom to get her pills and it hurts to see her fighting with diabetes.

I have GDM during my 2 pregnancies, and the doctor said since I have diabetes genes, I need to really care about what I eat and drink and ensure to have a healthy diet otherwise I'll probably end up having diabetes as well just like my mom and my two brothers.

Green tea helps in reducing risk of cardiovascular diseases

Green tea can help lower the total and LDL cholesterol, thereby helping reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases such as heart attack and stroke

Green tea helps in reducing bad breath

The catechins in green tea also have benefits for oral health.

The catechins in green tea may inhibit the growth of bacteria in the mouth, reducing the risk of bad breath.

But do not depends with green tea for your oral health, make sure you brush your teeth twice daily and visit your dentist yearly.

Related Article : The Side Effects of Green Tea

Green tea has its own health benefits. But depending only with green tea, let say weight loss, is not a good preference. You need to control your calorie intake and ensure to eat healthy food.

List of Green Tea With Brand (You Can Get It At Shopee)

1. Ahmad Green Tea - 100 Teabags >>> RM15.90 

2. Green Tea Chatramue 200g >>> RM8.90

3. Lipton Pure Green Tea - 50 Teabags >>> RM11.40

4. Ossulac Cold Green Tea Korea - 20 Teabags >>> RM50.26

5. Teazen Organic Green Tea - 40 Teabags >>> RM19.90

6. Boh Green Tea - 50 Teabags >>> RM9.99

7. Japan Harada Green Tea - 50 Teabags >>> RM22.00

8. Twinnings Australia Pure Green Tea - 100 Teabags >>> RM52.80

9. Heath & Heather Organic Tea (UK) - 20 Teabags >>> 16.90

10. Garden of The Andes Organic Green Tea - 20 Teabags >>> RM15.90

My fav is #1 Ahmad Green Tea, #3 Lipton Green Tea , #6 Boh Green Tea, #8 Twinnings Green Tea.

And for #2 Green Tea Chatramue, I like it when after brew, mix with sweet milk and make it cold.

Stay healthy.


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  1. antara byk tea, aida prefer ginger tea. but green tea is not bad. byk manfaatnya.
    pernah beli di hatyai. and then beli di bangkok. sedap! menyegarkan. terus grab serbuknya and bwk balik rumah. buat sendiri.
    byk dgr ia baik if nak diet, kan :)

    1. saya ni suka semua jenis teh, kecuali teh herba yg rasanya terlalu kuat.
      tapi green tea ni yg paling fav.
      dalam dua minggu konsisten minum green tea, dapat kawal sugar craving saya.

  2. memang banyak kebaikan greentea ni..tapi zati tak tahan bila minum..jadi angin pulak hehehe

    1. ada sesetengah orang mmg tak boleh layan green tea.
      mcm saya , tak berapa nak layan jasmine tea padahal green tea dan jasmine tea tu mcm adik beradik je kan.

  3. trs rsa mo minum green tea tp atas meja tu siap sdah kopi pnas2. malam sesuai ka minum green tea kak?

    1. boleh ja minum malam , tapi jgn biarkan perut kosong.

  4. Mungkin dah tiba waktunya abe kie cuma minum teh hijau aje utk kesihatan. Thanks for sharing

  5. Green tea mmg best. iman ni pun suka green tea sbb dah ajar dari kecik. teh tarik dia tak pandai . mmg kita orang sangat2 pantang kalau teh tarik sbb angin hehehhe

  6. Pernah minum green tea. Walaupun tak berapa minat tapi sekali sekala minum la juga untuk detoks badan


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