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Green Tea Promotes Healthy Skin and more

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Green Tea Promotes Healthy Skin, Protects Against Radiation

Elizabeth Renter
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March 4th, 2013 
Updated 03/04/2013 at 10:43 am

greenteapot2 265x165 Green Tea Promotes Healthy Skin, Protects Against RadiationIn addition to cancer prevention and weight loss, did you know that green tea promotes skin health by protecting the skin from UV radiation damage and thus improving skin quality? Now there is even more reason to enjoy this highly beneficial ancient beverage.

Green Tea, Antioxidants, and Skin Health

Several studies have noted green tea’s ability to keep your skin looking youthful and reduce the risk of sun damage. Like its anti-cancer benefits, its skincare benefits are due to the powerful catechins inside. These are the active antioxidants in the tea that hold the key to all of green tea’s varied benefits.

According to one study, supplementing with green tea catechins increased oxygen flow to the skin. Increased blood flow will not only result in better looking skin, but also healthier skin cells overall. The same study also found green tea to improve elasticity and water content of the skin while reducing roughness and scaling.

Antioxidants like catechins protect cells from damage by free radicals. It guards against oxidative stress and can even protect against UV damage, reducing your possible risk of skin cancer.

These studies and others like them are part of the reason we are seeing more and more cosmetics and skin creams containing green tea. But while slathering something on your skin might deliver some benefits, ingesting something and therefore making it a part of you certainly will.

Green tea is entirely safe. You don’t have to limit your consumption unless you are sensitive to caffeine. Have a cup with breakfast or make a routine of enjoying it after each meal. In China and other Asian countries where green tea consumption is credited with their longevity and lower rates of cancer and disease, drinking multiple cups each day is the norm. The health benefits of green tea truly are astonishing.

Make sure you are getting a high quality green tea and prepare it according to package directions. With spring around the corner, try making sun tea with it for something new.

And one last tip: try adding some almonds in with your green tea consumption – they are great for skin health as well.

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shaunaleigh418
by Member on Mar. 6, 2013 at 3:02 PM
Do they have decaf green tea? Does it stain your teeth like regular tea? Does it make your teeth sensitive. I have decaf tea with breakfast everyday and my teeth are so stained and sensitive now. :( But I love tea too much to give it up.
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Alyson121
by Alyson on Mar. 6, 2013 at 3:09 PM

There is decaf green tea. I'd wonder what brand of tea you were drinking for it to stain your teeth? And it should not make your teeth sensitive. What else are you adding to your tea? And what brand of tea do you buy?

Quoting shaunaleigh418:

Do they have decaf green tea? Does it stain your teeth like regular tea? Does it make your teeth sensitive. I have decaf tea with breakfast everyday and my teeth are so stained and sensitive now. :( But I love tea too much to give it up.


CorpCityGrl
by Member on Mar. 6, 2013 at 3:11 PM

They DO make decaf green tea - just look for it right in the tea aisle.

Tea DOES stain your teeth, as does coffee.  Just because it's tea doesn't mean it can't stain your teeth.  It's silly, but try drinking through a small straw to avoid too much staining. 



Quoting shaunaleigh418:

Do they have decaf green tea? Does it stain your teeth like regular tea? Does it make your teeth sensitive. I have decaf tea with breakfast everyday and my teeth are so stained and sensitive now. :( But I love tea too much to give it up.



shaunaleigh418
by Member on Mar. 6, 2013 at 3:11 PM
Lipton. I heard that drinking a lot will stain your teeth and something in it weakens your enamel. I add a very little sugar.

Quoting Alyson121:

There is decaf green tea. I'd wonder what brand of tea you were drinking for it to stain your teeth? And it should not make your teeth sensitive. What else are you adding to your tea? And what brand of tea do you buy?

Quoting shaunaleigh418:

Do they have decaf green tea? Does it stain your teeth like regular tea? Does it make your teeth sensitive. I have decaf tea with breakfast everyday and my teeth are so stained and sensitive now. :( But I love tea too much to give it up.


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CorpCityGrl
by Member on Mar. 6, 2013 at 3:12 PM

We love green tea and have been drinking it since I was a kid.  However, many can't really drink it in the morning or on an empty stomach.  I know DH sometimes gets sick and I didn't realize, it's pretty common.  We buy green tea at Asian grocery stores or at places like Fairway or Whole Foods and get higher quality green tea.

shaunaleigh418
by Member on Mar. 6, 2013 at 3:12 PM
Thanks!

Quoting CorpCityGrl:

They DO make decaf green tea - just look for it right in the tea aisle.

Tea DOES stain your teeth, as does coffee.  Just because it's tea doesn't mean it can't stain your teeth.  It's silly, but try drinking through a small straw to avoid too much staining. 




Quoting shaunaleigh418:

Do they have decaf green tea? Does it stain your teeth like regular tea? Does it make your teeth sensitive. I have decaf tea with breakfast everyday and my teeth are so stained and sensitive now. :( But I love tea too much to give it up.




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Alyson121
by Alyson on Mar. 6, 2013 at 3:19 PM

I had a feeling you were going to say Lipton. Yeah that stuff is heavy duty. Maybe try switching brands and try some organic tea. It can be expensive though as the Numi brand green tea I have now was about $6.99 for a box of 18 tea bags. You can buy some higher quality brand of teas that won't stain you teeth or make them sensative by shopping online. They will be cheaper too if you buy them loose leaf and brew them in your own tea bag or a coffee pot.

Quoting shaunaleigh418:

Lipton. I heard that drinking a lot will stain your teeth and something in it weakens your enamel. I add a very little sugar.

Quoting Alyson121:

There is decaf green tea. I'd wonder what brand of tea you were drinking for it to stain your teeth? And it should not make your teeth sensitive. What else are you adding to your tea? And what brand of tea do you buy?

Quoting shaunaleigh418:

Do they have decaf green tea? Does it stain your teeth like regular tea? Does it make your teeth sensitive. I have decaf tea with breakfast everyday and my teeth are so stained and sensitive now. :( But I love tea too much to give it up.



Alyson121
by Alyson on Mar. 6, 2013 at 3:22 PM

Yeah we buy teas at Whole Foods and other natural grocery stores. I didn't think about my local Asian and South Asian markets though, thanks for the tip.

Quoting CorpCityGrl:

We love green tea and have been drinking it since I was a kid.  However, many can't really drink it in the morning or on an empty stomach.  I know DH sometimes gets sick and I didn't realize, it's pretty common.  We buy green tea at Asian grocery stores or at places like Fairway or Whole Foods and get higher quality green tea.


shaunaleigh418
by Member on Mar. 6, 2013 at 3:24 PM
I'll have to look around. Thanks!

Quoting Alyson121:

I had a feeling you were going to say Lipton. Yeah that stuff is heavy duty. Maybe try switching brands and try some organic tea. It can be expensive though as the Numi brand green tea I have now was about $6.99 for a box of 18 tea bags. You can buy some higher quality brand of teas that won't stain you teeth or make them sensative by shopping online. They will be cheaper too if you buy them loose leaf and brew them in your own tea bag or a coffee pot.

Quoting shaunaleigh418:

Lipton. I heard that drinking a lot will stain your teeth and something in it weakens your enamel. I add a very little sugar.



Quoting Alyson121:

There is decaf green tea. I'd wonder what brand of tea you were drinking for it to stain your teeth? And it should not make your teeth sensitive. What else are you adding to your tea? And what brand of tea do you buy?

Quoting shaunaleigh418:

Do they have decaf green tea? Does it stain your teeth like regular tea? Does it make your teeth sensitive. I have decaf tea with breakfast everyday and my teeth are so stained and sensitive now. :( But I love tea too much to give it up.



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Alyson121
by Alyson on Mar. 6, 2013 at 3:25 PM

I figured it probably the brand of tea vs. the tea itself. I know the cheaper teas tend to add things, so that's what I was thinking. 

Quoting CorpCityGrl:

They DO make decaf green tea - just look for it right in the tea aisle.

Tea DOES stain your teeth, as does coffee.  Just because it's tea doesn't mean it can't stain your teeth.  It's silly, but try drinking through a small straw to avoid too much staining. 



Quoting shaunaleigh418:

Do they have decaf green tea? Does it stain your teeth like regular tea? Does it make your teeth sensitive. I have decaf tea with breakfast everyday and my teeth are so stained and sensitive now. :( But I love tea too much to give it up.




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