Five things you may not know about green tea

Five things you may not know about green tea

Green tea isn’t just a delicious and healthy drink. By now most of us know that drinking green tea is good for our bodies. The antioxidant and free radical scavenging properties of green tea have made it a must-have for health conscious people everywhere. Numerous studies highlight the potential benefits of green tea including cancer [...]

imageGreen tea isn’t just a delicious and healthy drink.
By now most of us know that drinking green tea is good for our bodies. The antioxidant and free radical scavenging properties of green tea have made it a must-have for health conscious people everywhere. Numerous studies highlight the potential benefits of green tea including cancer prevention and weight loss.

But green tea isn’t just a delicious and healthy drink; it can also be used as an at-home health and beauty remedy.

1. It is great for the teeth: Green tea contains fluoride, making it excellent for keeping gums and teeth healthy. It can even be used as a mouthwash to maintain neutral breath.

2. It is a room deodorizer: Green tea leaves have traditionally been used to absorb odors in a room. Place a cup of tea leaves in a bowl to help absorb unpleasant odors in your home, or leave some in the refrigerator in place of baking soda.

3. It is good for the bones: Naturally high in minerals, green tea helps retain strong bone density, which is important for maintaining good posture.

4. It can soothe the skin: Spend a little too much time in the sun? Use the naturally calming properties of green tea to soothe sunburned skin. Place cold green tea in a spray bottle and mist it onto sunburned areas for an all-natural relief. It also has anti-bacterial qualities; it can also be used as an antiseptic to spray on skin blemishes or irritations.

5. It’s good for the feet: Soaking tired feet in green tea can prevent unpleasant fungal infections.

Now, aren’t you glad you read this? All these wonderful uses for green tea. There are so many benefits, besides simply sipping a cup on a warm day while thinking good thoughts.

Compiled by Christina Riveland

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