How to Fight Against Anti-Aging by Consuming Japanese Green Tea Daily

by Kei Nishida

How to Fight Against Anti-Aging by Consuming Japanese Green Tea Daily

Tea has been around and consumed by people for thousands of years. It's been a mainstay not just for its flavor but also for the health benefits that are right there sitting in your cup. While there's been an increased focus on tea drinking in the west in general, there's been an especially strong focus on the health benefits of consuming green tea.

One of the reason for this is that there are anti-aging benefits inherent in the leaves. To start with, let's get a little of the physical attributes of green tea especially in comparison with other types of tea.

What makes a tea?

In order to qualify as being a tea, it has to be derived from the plant Camellia sinensis. Most popular teas are green, black, and oolong and they all depend on how long the tea is processed. Green tea is the least processed of the teas, and that makes it so that the antioxidant polyphenols are inherent in the tea. In particular, there's a catechin called epigallocatechin-3-gallate (also known as EGCG) that has a bevvy of health benefits.  (Read more about EGCG in green tea in my other article.)

Longevity

According to a study by Campbell University, Japanese practitioners of a certain green tea ceremony have a slightly longer lifespan when compared with other Japanese citizens.

Another study showed that EGCG extended the lives of a type of roundworm when administered. This green tea even increased the longevity of these roundworms exposed to a heated environment by up to 13 percent.

When they were exposed to what's known as oxidative stress, these green tea roundworms lived 173 percent longer. The fact that EGCG can increase production of stress-reducing proteins is what largely helps the anti-aging process.

Anti-Aging

The anti-aging and anti-inflammatory effects that are inherent to green tea can delay the signs of skin aging, such as expression lines, sun damage, and wrinkles. Certain catechins in the tea can help to prevent skin cancer that's due to sun exposure.

The important thing to note about green tea is that it's great for hydrating your body. With your body hydrated, your skin will be hydrated as well. This will keep your skin flexible and smooth. (Read more about Japanese Green Tea and Skin Health in my other article)

The biggest benefit of green tea is how it can detoxify your body. The liquid works to pull the toxins out of your body, which improves the overall health of your skin. Once these toxins are removed from your body, your skin will be free of acne as well as blemishes. Removing the toxins will also help your complexion. (Watch my video about How to Detox your Body with Japanese Green Tea)

These antioxidants also help to improve your immune system's capabilities. Bacterial and skin infections will then be healed as a result. These antioxidants also help with reduction of inflammation. Your skin won't be nearly as red and various ailments will improve at a faster rate. Acne is then improved as well as reduced, and scars will even heal faster.

Another great part of this is that there are also compounds that help to rejuvenate the skin. These compounds work by reactivating the skin cells, and they help to promote healing and softness. You'll have beautiful skin but can also relish the fact that you're helping to reverse the effects of sun damage and even that you're working to reduce your chance of skin cancer.  (Read more about this topic on my another article - Cancer and Japanese Green Tea - Why It is Good for Treatment and Prevention)

You don't just have to drink it.

Green tea works so well for some people that one woman insists that green tea was able to cure her cancer. By switching her diet and dramatically increasing the amount of green tea she drank, her cancerous tumor shrunk until it disappeared altogether. This incredible testimonial brings us to the next point: You don't have to drink green tea in order to reap the benefits of it.

Wearables

While we've heard and seen plenty about wearables in the technology industry with things like smart watches and smart glasses not to mention virtual reality, green tea can also be considered to be a wearable. What we mean by this is that you can also wear your green tea as a face mask.

What you'll want to do to make the face mask is to mix a tablespoon of the leaves with three tablespoons of yogurt. Full-fat yogurt is the best kind for this job. You place the mask on your face for 20 minutes in order to let the nutrients work with the layers of the face.

The nutrients get right into the actual cells as well as the middle and lower layers in order to repair cell damage and improve collagen production. Another thing that you can do is to make a facial rub in order to cleanse your face. For this, you'll use about a tablespoon of ground leaves and mix it in with some honey.

You make a paste of this and apply it to the face for 15 minutes. The honey will consequently add vitamin C to your skin and give you some extra healing. When you finally do remove the honey, it's best to rub it in a circular motion, working with the tea leaves to bring them into your skin and remove the dead layers.

The great thing about green tea is that there seems to be no limit to the health benefits that this simple drink has to offer. Scientific studies corroborate over and over again just how many health benefits you stand to gain by drinking more of this.

It has capabilities of reducing the risk of cancer, and some would even claim that it has the power to cure cancer itself. It has a great deal of anti-aging properties that will have you looking younger and ensuring that you have bright, vibrant, beautiful skin.

Not only can you drink the green tea, but you can also use it as a face mask that will revitalize your skin while getting rid of acne and blemishes. There is a variety of ways that you can take care of yourself with green tea. Try your own way and see what happens!


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Kei Nishida
Kei Nishida

Author

Kei Nishida, PMP is a writer, a Japanese Green Tea enthusiast, and the founder and CEO of JapaneseGreenTeaIn.com. With two books behind him and more on the way, this entertaining author brings his passion for Green Tea wherever he goes.

His two books "I Will Teach YOU How to be healthy by Using Japanese Green Tea!: Surprising Facts and Tips for How You can Take Best Advantage of This Amazing Plant" and "Green Tea Mania : 250+ Green Tea Facts, Cooking and Brewing Tips & Trivia You (Probably) Didn't Know" are available in print and Kindle Book on Amazon.
These books and his blog Japanese Green Tea and Health provides health related tips and research findings focusing on green tea and its health benefit in variety of ways.

Kei’s love of Green Tea and passion for writing has helped make him a feature author on sites and Magazines such as Yoga Digest Magazine, T-Ching, Sexy Fit Vegan, and Woman’s Daily Magazine.

His enthusiasm for health and tea pushed him to developing his company, JapaneseGreenTeaIn.com, where he brings the very best in Japanese Green Tea to customers all over the world.

Kei grew up in Japan and moved to USA at the age of 14, now living in Portland, Oregon. In his earlier carrier, he was Software Engineer at Hewlett Packard Inc. Kei takes advantage of being bi-lingual in Japanese and English, as well as his science background for his research and writing. Information you find in his books and blogs are a combination of the best content and research from Japan and all around the world.

Books By Kei Nishida

I will Teach You How to Be Healthy By Using Japanese Green Tea

Paperback: 112 pages
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1541252454
ISBN-13: 978-1541252455
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.2 x 8.5 inches
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Green Tea Mania : 250+ Green Tea Facts, Cooking and Brewing Tips & Trivia You (Probably) Didn't Know

Green Tea Mania : 250+ Green Tea Facts, Cooking and Brewing Tips & Trivia You (Probably) Didn't Know
Paperback: 120 pages
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1544093322
ISBN-13: 978-1544093321
Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 0.3 x 6 inches
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Steeping Guide

Steeping Guide - Hot

  1. Dissolve 2 teaspoon of powder into 8 Oz of hot water. We recommend about 175°F for most common green tea.

    Please note that our product page has different recommended temperature based on type of tea between 175°F- 185°F; however, 175°F can be the most common and standard temperature that would work for any type of our green tea.

    Steeping guide

  2. Wait for 60-120 seconds  (Please follow steeping guide on the product for specific time based on type of tea.)

  3. Use mesh strainer to filter out the green tea leave and serve hot

Steeping Guide - Cold

  1. Dissolve 3-4 teaspoon of powder into 30 Oz of cold water.  For best result, use filtered water, bottled water. Alternatively, you can boil water and let it cool down until room temperature. 

  2. Keep in refrigerator for 3 hours or more. Key point is to use longer time to dissolve. This way, sweetness increases, and it does not break down theanine and vitamin C.  For best result, let it sit for overnight. 

  3. Stair the water first, then use mesh strainer to filter out the green tea leave and serve cold.