Green tea has become a new sensation over the last little while. We are told that green tea is the healthiest beverage that we can drink, but many of us don’t know why. Here are some proven benefits of drinking green tea:
- Compounds in green tea can improve brain function and actually make you smarter. The key active ingredient in green tea is caffeine. The amount of caffeine in green tea is less than that in in coffee, but caffeine increases the speed that your brain processes information and helps concentration.
- Green tea increases fat burning and improves physical performance. Green tea boosts your metabolism, which in turn will burn fat off your body.
- Green tea protects your brain as you age. Compounds in green tea can have various protective effects in lowering the risk of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
- Green tea can kill bacteria, which improves dental health and lowers your risk of infection. Green tea can inhibit the growth of plaque formation in your mouth, which protects you from cavities.
With more awareness about diet and health, our patients are not only making better choices today but also improving their quality of life long-term. We are always looking for ways to learn, grow and contribute to our patients.
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