Skin Superfood: Green Tea

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ANTIOXIDANT & ANTI-INFLAMMATORY

Historically, green tea was popular in China and used medicinally for centuries to treat everything from headaches to depression. Nowadays, people consume green tea due to its numerous proven health benefits. Green tea consists of leaves that haven’t been fermented and so contain the highest level of antioxidants. Green tea has been shown to play a large role in anti-aging, for example helping to reduce your risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, building bone density and warding off eye diseases that are common with aging.

SKIN NUTRITION BENEFITS

In addition to extremely high concentration of antioxidants, Green Tea contains enzymes, amino acids, vitamin B, folate, manganese, potassium, magnesium and caffeine. The polyphenols in green tea help neutralize harmful free radicals, which can cause significant damage to the skin and accelerate the aging process. Green tea improves your skin complexion and skin health. It helps flush out toxins from the skin, heals blemishes and scars, and reduces inflammation. It even improves the skin’s elasticity, and can help delay signs of skin aging, such as sagging skin, sun damage, age spots, fine lines and wrinkles. In addition, anti-inflammatory property of green tea helps reduce the redness and inflammation brought about by acne.

DIETARY BENEFITS

The Mayo Clinic summarized some of the findings about green tea in 2008, suggesting that drinking tea may reduce atherosclerosis and risk of heart disease, lower blood pressure, reduce cholesterol levels, improve memory just to say a few.

In conclusion: drink more green tea!