Did you know? Green tea can slow down aging! Yes, you read that right. Keep scrolling to know 3 reasons why!
Who doesn’t love a cup of tea? Whether you want it to wake you up in the morning or relax after a long day’s work, it’s quick, easy, and does the job. But what if we told you there is a tea that not only helps slow down aging but does much more? We are talking about green tea, the magical tea packed with antioxidants, sitting on our kitchen shelves all this time and we were totally unaware of its amazing benefits!
Worry not! We have got you. Here are 3 reasons why green tea is great for you and if you want to look 10 years younger (we’re kidding). But before you read this article, go grab yourself a cup of green tea!
1. Rejuvenates Skin Cells
Are you tired of using anti-aging face creams that cost you an arm and a leg and do nothing for you despite their over-the-top bogus claims? We still give into them because let’s face it, women aren’t allowed to age! Real talk though, aging is a natural process and it’s impossible to stop it. However, there is also no harm in staying and feeling young (with a little bit of help from nature).
According to a nutritionist, Michael Garrico, green tea an antioxidant called EGCG which helps to restore and revive dying cells (Eat This, Not That!). In another instance, a study by Dr. Stephen Hsu at the Medical College of Georgia found that green tea when applied topically, can restore dying skin cells as compared to the growth of normal skin cells.
2. Contains Vitamin B & E
Both vitamins B & E are stars when it comes to skin health. Vitamin E also helps stimulate cells growth and protects the skin from extreme UV damage. This ultimately results in younger-looking skin, as sun damage is one of the biggest contributors to skin aging. Similarly, vitamins B3 and B5 contain several anti-aging properties.
3. Boosts Collagen
The antioxidants in green tea, especially EGCG, can boost collagen in our skin. Collagen is a form of protein and the body starts producing less of it when it starts to age. Lower production of collagen may result in our skin losing its elasticity which can cause sagging of the skin and wrinkles.
There you have it, 3 reasons why green tea is your best bet to cheat time and stay young! However, too much of anything isn’t good.
Disclaimer: Please consult a professional as this article merely serves as a guideline.