The steady stream of good news about green tea is getting so hard to ignore that even java junkies are beginning to sip mugs of the deceptively delicate brew. You'd think the daily dose of disease-fighting , inflammation-squelching antioxidants-long linked with heart protection-would be enough incentive, but wait, there's more! much more.
Cut your Cancer Risk
Several polyphenols-the potent antioxidants green tea's famous for-seem to help keep the cancer cells from getting a foothold in the body, by discouraging their growth and then squelching the creation of new blood vessels that tumors need to thrive. Study after study has found that people who regularly drink green tea reduce their risk of breast, stomach, esophagus, colan, and or prostate cancer.
Soothe your Skin
Got a cut, scrape, or bite, and a little leftover green tea? Soak a cotton pad in it. The tea is a natural antiseptic that relieves itching and swelling. Try it on inflamed breakouts and blemishes, sunburns, even puffy eyelids.
Protect your Skin
In the lab, green tea applied directly to the skin( or consumed) helps block sun triggered skin cancer, which is why you're seeing green tea in more and more sunscreens and moisturizers.
Steady Your Blood Pressure
Having healthy blood pressure-meaning below 120/80-is one thing. Keeping it that way is quite another. But people who sip just half a cup a day are almost 50 percent less likely to wind up with hypertension than non-drinkers. Credit goes to the polyphenols again. (especially one known as ECGC). They help keep the blood vessels from contracting and raising blood pressure.
Protect Your Memory, or Your Moms
Green tea may also keep the brain from turning fuzzy. Getting up there adults who drink at least 2 cups a day are half as likely to develop cognitive problems as those who drink less. Why? It appears the tea's big dose of antioxidants fights the free-radical damage to the brain nerves seen in Alzheimers and parkinson's.
The younger and healthier your arteries are, the younger and healthier you are. So fight plaque build-up in your blood vessels, which ups the risk of heart disease and stroke, adds years to your biological age or (realage), and saps your energy too. How much green tea dose this vital job take? About 10 ounces a day, which also deters your body from absorbing artery-clogging fat and cholesterol.
Oh yeah, one more thing. Turns out that green tea speeds up your body's calorie-burning process. In the every-little-bit-counts department this is good news.
The above writings are a direct quote from yahoo's article On Beauty Eats..As for green tea and weightloss I have personal experience losing 2-4 lbs a month without changing one thing except drinking 4 large glasses of strong cold powdered Sencha. I ate the same and didn't do anything different.
OTHER SKIN CARE Green Tea Ideas
A green tea facial is an extremely good skin exfolient , and anti- wrinkle and anti-aging skin. By making a paste with powdered green tea(either Matcha or Powdered Sencha) and apply to the face. There are now many many facial skin products on the market because it works. We believe if your tea is of high quality, it is better to use the real thing.