The Benefits of Green Tea

When it comes to drinks, water is obviously the most recommended for your overall well-being. Another great option is green tea. While it does contain caffeine, it is lower than most other teas and coffees and even has different benefits that have been discovered through studies. Today, Dawn Potter Acupuncture in Clearwater, Florida is discussing the various benefits of green tea. Have questions? Interested in a more natural approach to your healthcare? Give us a call, send us a message or visit our booking site. You can even schedule a free 15 minute phone wellness consultation.


Picture of Green Tea Being Poured Into Cup

Green Tea May Provide Brain Aging Protection

Want to make sure your brain is as protected as possible? Numerous studies have shown that compounds such as catechin in green tea may actually have protective effects on neurons, possibly reducing the risk of dementia, Alzheimer's and Parkinson’s. You can read more about these various studies by following these links


Neurological mechanisms of green tea polyphenols in Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases

Tea Polyphenols in Parkinson's Disease

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Simultaneous Manipulation of Multiple Brain Targets by Green Tea Catechins: A Potential Neuroprotective Strategy for Alzheimer and Parkinson Diseases


Green Tea May Reduce Bad Breath

Do you find yourself with bad breath even after properly brushing and such? Certain bacteria in the mouth lead to bad breath, luckily, some research has shown that polyphenols found in green tea may have antimicrobial and deodorant effects. More information about these studies can be found here:


Green tea: a promising natural product in oral health

Green tea extract and its major constituent epigallocatechin-3-gallate inhibit growth and halitosis-related properties of Solobacterium moorei

Green Tea May Increase Metabolism/Weight Loss

Chances are if you have looked at any weight loss product, you’ve seen green tea or some component of it listed. Some research has indicated that green tea can promote fat oxidation helping with increased weight loss. Interested in learning more? Visit the links below: Efficacy of a green tea extract rich in catechin polyphenols and caffeine in increasing 24-h energy expenditure and fat oxidation in humans

Green tea extract ingestion, fat oxidation, and glucose tolerance in healthy humans

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