When you’re busy creating, inspiring and running your business, it’s easy to put yourself and your health low on your list of priorities.
In summer, as the work heats up, the need to shine becomes even stronger, and the best way to shine is to boost your health, and your confidence.
While it’s likely that you already know a long list of green tea health benefits, we’re here now to highlight 3 surprising ways that Green Tea will help boost your glow this Summer.
1. Hydration: Water enhancement is where it’s at
Healthy hydration is essential for the body and mind to function well. It’s what helps your eyes to sparkle, your skin glow, and your body to stay healthy.
Have you noticed the HUGE move away from sugary, flavoured drinks such as soft drinks, juices, energy drinks and so on? That’s because the amount of sugar and artificial ingredients in these is absolutely enormous, and wreaks havoc on the fine balance within the body.
Pure, natural hydration is key, with water being the best possible base.
Pure, natural hydration is key, with water being the best possible base. With so many people looking for a little flavour in their drinks, water enhancement is now where its at.
Green tea is at the top of the list of desirable additions to water as it contains absolutely no sugar, no calories and loads of antioxidants to boost your health and your energy. Now, there’s even a 100% organic, green tea & fruit extract that can be poured straight into your water bottle!
2. Boost Your Metabolism, Energy & Endurance
Running your own business can be like running a marathon. You need the focus and determination, as well as the energy and the endurance. As it turns out, green tea can offer all of these things! Green tea has a unique combination of antioxidants and caffeine that work together to increase your energy levels naturally, while encouraging your body to function at its best possible level.
Several studies show that consuming green tea leads to decreases in body fat, especially in the abdominal area! It’s also the perfect alternative to sugary drinks, and swapping just one can of soft drink for one cup green tea can save you over 30g of sugar and 150 calories in one hit.
No need to head for the coffee machine – green tea has also been shown to give just as much energy as a cup of coffee, but without the jitters.
3. Enhance Your Brain Power and Shine
Cognitive function – it’s different for all of us. Some of us work better in the mornings, and some at night. Some of us have fantastic memories for detail, and some of us are wondering if we’re showing early signs of dementia.
Regardless of your cognitive strengths and weaknesses, several studies have shown green tea to improve cognitive function by boosting memory and enhancing functional brain connectivity.
A recent study has also demonstrated very exciting evidence that the antioxidant and caffeine combination found in green tea may work to prevent certain types of dementia, including Alzheimer’s Disease. This is very promising news for all of us!
So if you’re looking for a really fast, simple way to boost your glow this Summer, green tea could just be your answer!
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Jodie is a nurse with a passion for preventative health. Along with fellow nurse, Vanessa Carslake, they founded Green Tea in 3 Seconds, and with that, made it their mission to positively influence the general health and wellbeing of all Australians, at the same time as making a significant contribution to the prevention of diseases such as obesity, diabetes and cancer by providing fast, convenient, health-boosting alternatives to sugary, flavoured drinks. Between them, they have 20 years experience in the health care setting, from Intensive Care Units right through to Advanced Wound Care Clinics.