If you’ve decided to turn over a new leaf this year, make sure it’s a Tetley Green tea leaf! Green tea has been enjoyed for centuries and offers a variety of intrinsic health benefits, making it the perfect addition to a healthy lifestyle.

“Getting healthy is at the top of most peoples’ New Year’s resolutions, but we often set ourselves goals that are unrealistic and that set us up for failure,” explained Candice Sessions, Tetley Marketing Manager. “The best way to get into a healthy routine is to make small, purposeful changes that are sustainable. One of the simplest and most effective ways to get healthier is to include Tetley Green tea into your daily diet. It’s the perfect hydrating antioxidant boost, and can be used for iced teas and smoothies too. We’ve also shared some of our favourite healthy Green tea recipes to help everyone start 2022 on the right foot!”

7 health benefits of Tetley Green tea

1.      Green tea has nutritional benefits

There are a number of beneficial nutrients found within green tea including amino acids, fluoride and catechins which are important for a healthy body and mind.

2.      Green tea may decrease inflammation

According to a review in the 2011 Arthritis Research & Therapy, green tea has an anti-inflammatory benefit for osteoarthritis. Another study published in The Journal of Nutrition indicates green tea extract may be helpful in treating rheumatoid arthritis.

3.      Green tea could lower blood sugar levels

People with type 2 diabetes have insulin resistance whereby cells cannot effectively absorb glucose. A study published in the Iranian Journal of Medical Sciences in 2014 shows green tea may help reduce insulin resistance.

4.      Green tea may improve mental alertness

Green tea has a low content of caffeine but this is sufficient to cause mental alertness without resulting in excess anxiety and jitters.

5.      Green tea could protect the heart

According to America’s National Centre for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), green tea has cholesterol and blood pressure-lowering properties which can lead to better heart health.

6.      Green tea may reduce anxiety

A 2017 Phytomedicine review indicated that caffeine and the amino acid L-theanine, found in green tea, work together to lower anxiety and influence memory and attention.

7.      Green tea forms part of a healthy weight loss diet

Although green tea alone will not necessarily result in weight loss, the caffeine in green tea may suppress the appetite and speed up the calorie-burning process. Adding green tea to a healthy diet and exercise regime is a good idea.