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5 Benefits of Green Tea in the Workplace

The use of green tea as a beverage dates back over 3,000 years in China. Since its first infusion in water, green tea has been used as a wellness beverage and in the treatment and management of numerous illnesses. It contains small amounts of caffeine that quench your caffeine thirst without the risks that come with taking too much caffeine. The Chinese swear by green tea and make it part of their daily routine, a habit that has become extremely popular around the world.

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1. Rich in Antioxidants

Green tea is rich in antioxidants that have several benefits to your body unlike black tea, which undergoes processing. Research has proven that green tea can help prevent certain cancers. The antioxidants also help cleanse your body of toxins that may affect your metabolism and slow you down in the workplace. As cancer is a constant scare, taking a cup of green tea daily can prove beneficial in the long run.

2. Weight Loss

Is your work taking up all your time and energy, making it impossible to stick to an exercise routine? A cup (or four) of green tea in the workplace can help you moderate your weight loss. Green tea has diuretic properties such as EGCG (Epigallocatechin gallate) that boost your metabolism making exercise more effective. In your day-to-day activities, you burn calories; green tea can increase the number of calories you burn by up to four percent, which is equivalent to taking a high protein diet.

3. Better Eyesight

According to research published in the Journal of Experimental Eye Research, a cup of green tea a day helps improve your eyesight and can help prevent cataract-induced blindness. The researchers found that green tea contains Catechins, an antioxidant that is easily absorbed by different parts of the eye. Catechins produce antioxidant activity in the eyes making your eyesight better. Its benefits help prevent regular optical visits and can delay the onset of age-related blindness. Improving your eyesight is always good for work.

4. Oral Health

The Catechins found in green tea improve your dental health. They control bacteria in the mouth and reduce acidity in the saliva preventing cavities and other dental complications. It also contains EGCG that attacks cancerous cells by destroying its mitochondria, thus helping prevent and fight oral cancer. While conventional medicine may challenge its cancer-fighting abilities, Ayurvedic medicine believes in its anti-cancerous properties. Taking a cup of green tea helps your body without the side effects associated with other cancer-fighting treatments such as chemotherapy. No one in the office likes people with bad breath now do they?

5. Protection from UV Rays

How much time do you spend outdoors? Are you afraid of the effects UV rays have on your screen? Well, a cup of tea, in addition to your sunscreen, can help prevent the damaging effects UV rays have on your skin. Exposure to UV rays causes inflammation of the skin; taking two cups of green tea daily can reduce this damaging effecting making your skin healthier. Hopefully, you can spend a bit more time out of the office at lunch time during the summer without feeling guilty.

Caution

See Also: Great Reasons Why You Should Drink Chamomile Tea Every Day at Work

While green tea has numerous medicinal and health benefits, do not supplement it for medication. Always consult a physician for proper diagnosis and medication when sick.

Are there any other uses for Green Tea that we missed out? Let us know...

 

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