Green tea is a wonderful source of special antioxidants called catechins that help fight back against the aging process. The antioxidant catechins do this by decreasing oxidative stress, the underlying cause of aging.
Green tea has polyphenols that can increase the number of “regulatory T cells” that are important for immune function.
Tea is also found to have the potential to boost your metabolism and help youlose weight. Researchers in the Netherlands discovered that tea can help you burn fat. What’s more, they found that people who drink tea regularly have less body fat and lower Body Mass Indexes (BMIs) than people who don’t drink tea.
4. Mood-boosting (and focus-enhancing!)
Tea can help us stay focused and improve our performance. Drinking tea has been linked to psychological benefits such as enhanced creativity andimproved work performance.
Tea may be protective against osteoporosis, according to an in-depth reviewfrom Texas Tech University. Tea and its polyphenols have been shown to help build stronger bones by increasing bone mass and bone formation. The Texas researchers found that tea drinking was linked to 30% reduced risk in hip fractures for those over 50.