Are you a coffee drinker or a tea drinker? Well, research shows that it might be worth swapping your coffee for green tea on occasion – or even just adding a cup or two to your daily drink rotation.

 

Most tea drinkers drink black tea, but make sure you go for the green, since it boasts the most benefits. Green tea is so good for you that it’s been deemed a superfood! Here are a few reasons why you should be sipping it.

 

 

Antioxidants galore

Antioxidants help protect the body from disease. We get antioxidants from lots of different food sources, but green tea has different antioxidants than those you’ll find in fruits and vegetables. Research shows that regular tea drinkers (who have two or more cups a day) experience less heart disease and stroke and recover from heart attacks faster than non-tea drinkers.

 

Your skin will thank you

The polyphenols (a micronutrient) in green tea protect skin from the effects of UV light, which helps slow down aging while also offering cancer-fighting benefits. Drinking green tea also helps defend against wrinkles!

 

Improve your working memory

Recent research suggests that green tea can enhance our working memory, which is important for decision making and performing day-to-day tasks more effectively.

 

Tea is a relaxing ritual

Making and sipping tea helps you relax and slow down, which gives you an opportunity to practice mindfulness. A natural chemical called theanine, found in green tea, can also provide a calming effect. So, if you’ve had a tough day, put on the kettle and get brewing.