Benefits of Green Tea

Green Tea offers a host of benefits including fat metabolization, increased memory and anti-oxidant activity. Traditional Chinese medicine has long recommended Green Tea for all sorts of ailments and conditions, including headaches , body aches and pains, digestion, depression, immune enhancement, detoxification and as an energizer.

If you look at an ingredients list for any fat burning supplement more often than not you will find Green Tea Extract on there. Epigallocatechin Gallate or EGCG for short is a particular compound found in Green Tea that sparks a process in our bodies called ‘thermogenesis’. Thermogenesis is more commonly known as ‘fat burning’.   EGCG increases our metabolic rate stimulating caloric expenditure supporting fat oxidization.

The combination of Caffeine and L-Theanine in Green Tea has been proven to have synergistic effects improving brain function. Caffeine increases the firing of neurons and the concentration of neurotransmitters while L-Theanine increases the activity of GABA which has anti anxiety effects, it also increases dopamine and alpha waves in the brain. The potent combination forms a more mild ‘buzz’ creating a very stable and productive energy source.

Loaded with Polyphenols which function as powerful antioxidants Green Tea can reduce the formation of free radicals in the body protecting the cells and molecules from damage. This can be particularly helpful in regards to the oxidative damage that contribute to the development of cancers. A meta -analysis of observational studies show women who drank Green Tea had a 22% lower risk of developing breast cancer. One study in men shows a 48% lower risk of developing prostate cancer in men who consumed Green Tea on a regular basis and a Chinese study on 69,000 women showed a 57% lower risk of colorectal cancer.

In order to feel better, support weight management and lower your risk of chronic diseases Green Tea may be well worth the consideration.

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Dynamic Nutrition is an exciting initiative put together by amateur bodybuilders and health and fitness enthusiasts Brendon Lawrence and Nikayla Baker.

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