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Green Tea Caffeine

By Hannah Graham | ; ?>

You’ve heard about all the downsides of caffeine. Maybe you’ve even cut back on caffeine for health reasons. But did you know that there is a type of caffeine that actually improves your health? Green tea contains this caffeine.

What makes green tea caffeine superior to the caffeine in your morning cup of coffee? For starters, the caffeine in green tea dissolves quicker. Caffeine stimulates every organ of the body and helps you remain alert. It’s nice to have a moderate amount of caffeine in one’s diet if possible.

If you avoid caffeine because of high blood pressure keep in mind that green tea only has half the caffeine of a can of Coke. Also, the theanine (an amino acid) in green tea creates a calming effect even with the caffeine. This calming effect even helps counteract the rise in blood pressure that normally happens with caffeine intake.

Green tea contains polyphenols. Plants create polyphenols for their protection. The polyphenols are antioxidants that shield the plants from environmental harm.

When the caffeine is combined with these polyphenols in green tea all kinds of wonderful things happen:

* Your body produces heat, which in turn burns fat, according to the International Journal of Obesity.
* Your leptin levels decrease and you feel less hungry. A natural appetite suppressant.
* Your body can more easily fight the free radicals that cause cell damage.
* Energy expenditure doubles when combined with green tea.
* It helps prevent skin cancer caused by UV rays.

There are so many other benefits to green tea. In this article I just wanted to help show you that you shouldn’t fear the caffeine in green tea. In fact, you should seek it out!

If green tea hasn’t ever been your cup of tea (ahem) I encourage you to experiment. There are many blends out there and there’s sure to be one that pleases your taste buds. I used to rely on Wild Cherry Pepsi to get me through the day and now have two cups of green tea every day. If I can become a lover of green tea anyone can. I know of no better way to get mega doses of antioxidants in addition to an energy boost.

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If you’re looking for a new green tea to try I highly recommend Mellow Monk’s Green Teas. Try their starter pack. Their tea is grown on small family farms in Japan and shipped right to your door. It’s affordable too.

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