Join us for a series of weekly articles as we deep dive into the individual ingredients that make up the TurmeriX® blend. Each ingredient was chosen to be part of the blend for its unique individual properties and for its complementary synergy when mixed with other powerful natural ingredients. One ingredient on its own cannot do it all, but when taken together that is where the effectiveness happens!
This week our in-depth look is at Green Tea. Green tea is an integral part of the TurmeriX® blend.
Green tea may assist in weight loss and improve cardiovascular system.
So… What is Green Tea?
Green tea is considered by many to be one of the healthiest and oldest drinks in the world. Green tea is made from Cameillia sinensis leaves and buds that have not undergone the oxidation process used in making black and oolong teas. Green tea mainly comes from the first harvest, which is believed to have the highest quality leaves. Green tea is grown in a variety of ways depending on the type of finished tea you want. Green tea has many antioxidants, alkaloids and nutrients that are beneficially to a healthy lifestyle. Green tea contains vitamins and minerals such as: vitamin A, vitamin D, Vitamin C, zinc, selenium, chromium, and manganese to name a few.
Green Tea may Prevent Cell Damage
Green tea contains a natural antioxidant called polyphenols. Polyphenols have health benefits such as reducing inflammation, boosting digestion and brain health. Green tea also contains a catechin (a natural antioxidant) that may prevent cell damage. Inflammation is thought to be one of the main causes of several different chronic illnesses. Polyphenols and catechin may protect cells and molecules from damages and may reduce the formation of free radicals in the body. Free radicals may be linked to aging and many other diseases.
Polyphenols may also assist in stabilizing blood sugar levels. The polyphenols may prevent to breakdown of starch into simple sugars, therefore lowering the blood sugar spikes after a consuming a meal. There have been studies showing how green tea may reduce blood sugar levels.
Green Tea may Boost Brain Function
Caffeine is a key active ingredient in green tea. Caffeine is a known stimulant which may boost brain function by keeping you alert. Research has shown caffeine may improve mood, memory, and reaction time. The amount of caffeine in green is less than the amount found in regular coffee, but there is enough caffeine to produce a similar effect.
Another brain enhancing compound in green tea is L-theanine, which is an amino acid. L-theanine has been researched for being a tranquil agent by increasing the activity of the inhibitory neurotransmitter GABA, which has anti-anxiety effects. Caffeine and L-theanine may work together in harmony to improve brain function.
Green Tea and Burning Fat
Green tea is a common ingredient in many fat burning supplements. There has been a lot of research into green tea and how it may increase metabolic rates and fat burning abilities. The catechins in green tea may stimulate fat oxidation and increase energy expenditure.
Green tea may increase physical performance while lowering the risk of Alzheimer's disease, infection, cardiovascular disease, Type 2 Diabetes and kills bacteria. Well known for being loaded with antioxidants, green tea is a fantastic inclusion in the TurmeriX® blend.
Check back for our next article and discover Ginger; another important ingredient in your TurmeriX® blend!