We do certainly live in a very uncertain time due to the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic that affected nations from all over the world. My heart goes out to all the victims and their families and to all the frontlines who are risking their lives to help and save us during this horrible time. This is why it is very important that we do our part as citizens, and stay at home and be with our loved ones.
Coronavirus is spreading through every country like a wildfire, and it is terrifying. But, through this quarantine period, we should also make it to a point that we keep ourselves healthy. Whether you’re taking vitamins, eating healthy, working out, and drinking green tea, all these things factor in to help boost our immune system.
We already know all the health benefits of green tea which is why I will not discuss it further. And, if you’re new to my blog and do not know much about green tea, click this link. In this blog I will be talking about how drinking green tea will help during quarantine or shall I say, quaranTEAn?
It is a very known fact that green tea is high in L-Theanine, an amino acid that may help in reducing anxiety. In a very uncertain time where people are living in fear and are losing their jobs due to COVID-19, a lot are going anxious and are stressed especially that most people cannot go to their jobs to work and earn money. Companies, on the other hand, are filing for bankruptcy.
Which is why it is very important to stay level headed while we are experiencing this unfortunate situation. But, stressing on something that we all have no control over will not only take a toll on our mental and emotional health. According to a recent study, stress also affects our immune system.
According to research, tea is the second most drink beverage in the world, next to water. And, maybe it’s for a great reason! Tea contains caffeine, just like coffee. But, the main difference between a good ‘ole cup of joe and tea is that you will NEVER experience a sudden energy crush nor jitters.
Green tea is also an excellent drink if you want to spike up your metabolism while matcha is a great post-workout morning drink. And good news for people who love to work out in the morning! An eight-ounce serving of matcha tea has about 70 milligrams of caffeine.
You might probably find it odd to drink matcha as your post-workout beverage, however, matcha is rich in inflammation-fighting antioxidants. Matcha is made from ground whole green tea leaves mixed with water to make a brewed tea.
On its own, matcha has a mixture of a bitter and earthy taste, which is definitely not for everyone. Because it’s made with the whole leaves of the tea plant, matcha contains more antioxidants than any traditional green tea. It also has a compound called ECGC, which may contribute to fat oxidation during exercise.
Want to boost your metabolism? Green tea got you covered! Green tea is popular for its metabolism-boosting benefits. A meta-analysis claims that drinking green tea in addition to a proper and healthy diet will result in weight loss.
People who are drinking a cup of green tea a day, are more likely to burn 30 calories more than non-green tea drinkers. Adding a mug won’t cause the pounds to fall off, but sipping green tea at night is a great strategy to reduce cravings and prevents you from compulsively eating.
We live in a world where health is wealth, especially when the world is at a standstill due to the COVID-19 pandemic which affected the lives of many. It is very important that we take good care of ourselves and not let our immune system be vulnerable.
Several studies have also shown that green tea has antimicrobial properties that inhibit the growth of bacteria and viruses. Two particular polyphenol catechins, - epigallocatechin gallate( EGCG) and – epicatechin gallate( ECG) have the ability to suppress the activities of bacterial and viral factors and can even reverse the resistance of tough pathogens, such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus(MRSA).
ECG and EGCG have the ability to penetrate through phospholipid layers. As a result, these two catechins alter the functions of bacteria and viruses by disrupting their cytoplasmic membrane making them vulnerable to antibiotics. Pieces of evidence suggest that the two catechin molecules can be used to effectively control various oral infections, such as dental caries, periodontal disease, tooth decay, and bad breath.
Green tea contains antioxidants catechins. These antioxidants have anti-bacterial properties, which helps to improve the immune system’s capabilities. Bacterial infections, including skin infections, are healed. This means you will have a healthy-looking and pimple-free skin which is always a nice thing to know!
These same antioxidants also help with inflammation reduction. The skin won’t be as red, with various ailments improving faster. Acne is improved and reduced, while scars heal much quicker.
In addition, you can also use your (recently) used green tea bags to de-puff your “designer” eyebags! All you have to do is to carefully remove your tea bags off the boiling teapot, let it cool, pop it in the fridge for two hours then you can now use it! You can finally say goodbye to tired-looking eyes and dark circles too.
There are also compounds that help with the rejuvenation of the skin. The compounds reactivate the skin cells, helping to promote healing and softness. Not only will you have better-looking skin, but you can also help to limit and reverse some of the damage caused by pollution and the sun. It could also be possible to reduce the risks of skin cancer.
I know that we are living under uncertainty and I personally just want to help by giving informative tips to keep your mind and body healthy through drinking tea. We offer affordable and high-quality green tea that you will surely love. Stay safe, everyone!
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As tea lovers, it is ultimately to our benefit that the complicated world of tea is complicated! There are important distinctions to be made that help guide you to the best products to fit your need(s). One of those distinctions is to understand the importance of ichibancha (一番茶) or Shincha(新茶) or “first tea”. Let’s take a deeper look into what makes “first tea” unique and special.
As kids, we are taught that there were four basic tastes; salty, sour, sweet, and bitter which are represented by a map of the tongue. Not to burst your bubble, we do not just have four basic sense of flavor, instead, we have five! The fifth element: Umami.
What does Umami (oo·maa·mee) うま味 mean for Tea Drinking? I will first explain what exactly umami is and then will touch about how it relates to tea. Keep reading as I also added a couple of interesting facts about umami at the end of the article.