Baby it’s Cold Outside: Brew up Some Healthy Green Tea

It’s a cold and snowy day in Northern Colorado and while we all understand that the snow is very much needed in our beloved, dry and drought-ridden area, we also can’t help but daydream of the blue skies and warm temperatures that lay just ahead. We can almost taste it!

In the meantime, one of the best and healthiest ways to beat the cold during this spring storm is to drink plenty of green tea. The wellness and beauty experts at Athena, the premier Fort Collins spa of choice, has been touting the benefits of green tea and recommending it to patrons for years. So brew up a steaming pot for yourself at home and check out the many natural and healthful ways that green tea can boost your health and mood. Green Tea

According to chinesefood.about.com, the Chinese have known about the medicinal benefits of green tea since ancient times and have used it to treat everything from headaches to depression.  Scientific research today also provides hard evidence for the health benefits of drinking green tea. It has been shown to reduce the risk of esophageal cancer by nearly sixty percent. The University of Purdue also recently concluded that a compound found in green tea inhibits the growth of cancer cells and can also lower total cholesterol levels as well as improve the ratio of good cholesterol (HDL) to bad cholesterol (LDL).

Here is a summation of medical conditions in which drinking green tea is reputed to helpful:

Cancer

Rheumatoid arthritis

High cholesterol

Cardiovascular disease

Infections

Impaired immune function

It has also been shown to help dieters when it comes to weight loss. In 1999, the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition published results of a study that found that men who were given a combination of caffeine and green tea extract burned more calories than those given only caffeine or a placebo.

It can also prevent tooth decay and an array of skin preparations and salon products also contain green tea – from deodorant to skin and body creams.

All in all, green tea is a natural and healthful powerhouse. So brew up a cup on this snowy spring day and while you’re at it, make an appointment at Athena Fort Collins spa for a day of pampering and beauty because spring and summer is on its way, whether it looks like it or not.

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Sarah Wozniak

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