What is the first thing that you reach for when you get out of bed in the morning? If its coffee or tea, both defend themselves as the best breakfast drink and there is merit on both sides.

Coffee is the No.1 source of antioxidants but tea drinkers have more advantage especially if it’s green. Moreover, green tea contains many essential vitamins and minerals.

A research said women with breast cancer who took oral extracts of green tea saw their conditions improve. However as the study progressed, their levels were no longer significantly different. But they observed lowering of cholesterol level in many cases.

Green tea has already gained its health halo. It was also found that those who drank tea had lower levels of inflammation, which is associated with the growth of cancer.

Lowers Blood Pressure

Green tea is packed with powerful antioxidants that can lower blood pressure. Squeeze in a lemon for vitamin c supplement, which helps your body absorb the antioxidants effectively.

Improves Metabolism

Polyphenol found in green tea works to intensify the level of fat oxidation and speeds the conversion of food to calories.

Reduces Cholesterol

Green tea as a refreshment drink or as a capsule can help reduce bad cholesterol in the blood and improves the ratio of good cholesterol to bad.

Aids weight loss

Scientific research has shown that most tea drinkers lose weight especially the abdominal fat faster than those who do not.

Helps control Diabetes

Green tea appears to regulate glucose level and also prevents insulin secretion. But this study remains inconsistent as some say it controls blood sugar level, there are also some studies showing no effect.

Treats Skin Problems

Antioxidants in green tea reduce inflammation which seemingly helps with wrinkles and signs of aging.