Benefits of green tea and honey are quite widely spoken of. Green tea has been used as a health tonic throughout Asia for centuries. Prepared as a beverage, it was adopted into the Western culture from Asia once the many health benefits were realized. Additionally, honey contains potent health-aiding antioxidants and chemicals on its own accord. And, also provides a much healthier alternative to traditional sweeteners such as processed sugars. Combined together, the two provide a strong health elixir; promoting good health and vitality.
Benefits Of Green Tea With Honey
So, let us find out what are the major benefits of green tea with honey/ How does it change? Let’s know more.
It Tastes Better With Honey
Not everyone enjoys the taste of nature’s wonder plant. It can be a little bitter to some, especially if it is left to brew for too long (I’ve been guilty of this a few times). One way to make it more palatable is to stir in a few drops of honey. Apart from contributing to the overall health benefits of the tea, it will also make it easier to drink; effectively making you more likely to drink more. this is a good thing!!
Benefits Of Green Tea And Honey Include Fighting Off The Common Cold
Imagine breathing in the steam rising off a freshly brewed cup of green tea; experience the relaxing fragrance, and feel your nasal passages open up and your stuffy nose clear.
Your Symptoms And Worries Literally Float Away
Then, as the honey gently soothes your throat, the caffeine and sugar ease your symptoms and give you a boost of energy; reducing lethargy. Lastly, the antioxidants and catechins in this cold-killer prevent further colds with its immune-boosting powers.
The advantages of this combination are not just fighting off colds. Both have significant health benefits further to this.
You And Me, And Tea And Honey, So Much ‘Better Together’
Green tea and honey complement each other’s health benefits perfectly. When consumed separately, they have remarkable health benefits. But when their powers are combined, these health benefits are compounded.
Honey consumption alleviates allergies, boosts memory, suppresses coughs, and aids sleep. Some of the green tea’s health benefits include improving memory and staving off degenerative brain disease; anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties; protecting against cardiovascular disease; and promoting relaxation for those suffering from anxiousness.
Both Improve Brain Function
Green Tea can make you smarter; accordingly to at least one peer-reviewed study. Additionally, honey also has benefits to brain function. Caffeine, one of the prime ingredients of green tea is a neurological stimulant; provides mental stimulation and fights fatigue without the significant jittering and ‘buzzing’ side effects associated with coffee and energy drinks. It provides fatigue relief without being overly stimulative. Together, green tea and honey provide improved concentration and musters brain neurons in a more focussed, task-oriented way. Additionally, improves reaction time, problem-solving skills, and is shown to increase performance on memory tasks compared to placebos.
Another benefit of this drink is its ‘assistance’ in shifting fat. It does this by increasing fat oxidation when combined with exercise. In effect, it promotes the preferential use of fat stores for energy (over other alternative sources) when exercising after consumption. In fact, many of the commercially available weight loss supplements will contain green tea extract due to this known property, as well as its overall metabolism-boosting properties. Honey, is also credited with focusing the body on increasing fat oxidation and is a much healthier sweetener than sugar. When the powers of green tea and honey combine, fat oxidation can increase by a remarkable 17%.
Green Tea And Honey A Day, Keeps The Dentist At Bay
The final one we will mention today is its antibacterial properties. One major benefit of this is the combination can save you money at the dentist. Honestly, no one likes going to the dentist. The antibacterial effects of squeezing some honey into your green tea can help fight plaque buildup caused by the Streptococcus bacteria. This provides better dental health and can help prevent other dental issues.
This list is by no means extensive. There are many other health benefits of drinking this delightful concoction.