Matcha Green Tea Leaf

Green Tea for Weight Loss
A cup of steaming, pleasantly bitter green tea helps you lose weight when combined with healthy diet and exercise. It's diuretic properties remove excess water from your system reducing puffiness, edema, and a feeling of heaviness. Swiss researchers have preliminary evidence that green tea accelerates the burning of fat calories in people who are overweight, reducing cholesterol, high lipids, and triglycerides.

The bitterness of green tea also helps you detoxify. Green Tea can help regulate your blood sugar and insulin levels, helpful in diabetes. Green tea can also help to prevent plaque buildup on the teeth, since the leaves contain a natural fluoride.
Heart Health
Green Tea helps you take care of your heart. It reduces blood clots through it's bitter, blood-thinning taste, as well as reducing cholesterol, lipids, and triglycerides. It's diuretic action lowers blood pressure. Studies show that green tea may actually lower the risk of arteriosclerosis (hardening of the blood vessels) through anti-oxidant action.
Brighten Your Mind
Green tea has a lower amount of caffeine than coffee, but still gives a nice pick-me-up. Instead of feeling jittery and agitated, green tea gives a softer lift that clears and focuses your mind in the midst of a long day. It is often used in China to soften the pain of migraine headaches.
Additional Health Benefits
Green tea's many health benefits include the healing of ulcers, curing bad breath, and encouraging healthy digestion. Unlike coffee which aggravates inflammation, green tea is an anti-inflammatory. Additionally, green tea boosts your immunity against both viral and bacterial colds and flus. These health benefits are ascribed to the high content of bioactive ingredients such as polyphenols. Due to its stimulating nature, bitter taste and drying effects, caffeine in all forms provokes Vata dosha. Find alternative stimulants such as ginger when energy is depleted due to Vata. However, green tea does one great thing for Vata- it can prevent osteoporosis.