What I Ate Wednesday and What Are Green Tea’s Benefits?!

This week I have been making a conscious effort to drink green tea at least once a day. Green tea has so many benefits but my favourite is the prevention of skin cancer and many other cancers that can occur in your major organs.

  • The predominant polyphenols in green tea- ECHH, EGC, ECG, and EC along with theaflavins and thearubigins in black teas have antioxidant activity.
  • EGCG and ECG have free radical that can protect cells from DNA damage. 
  • Tea polyphenols prevent tumour cell reproduction. 
  • Tea polyphenols may protect against damage caused by ultraviolet B radiation and may regulate the function of your immune system.
  • Green teas also activate detoxification enzymes that help protect you against tumour development.
I also find that my skin has a much healthier glow from all my tea consumption. Yes please, Anna Kournikova like skin!
So, what did I eat yesterday?! I had my regular oatmeal, coffee, veggies, green tea, veggie sandwich, banana, fat free strawberry yogurt, lots of water, a kashi bar, western omelette, orange pekoe tea with a piece of a bounty chocolate bar. (That stash of chocolate is from a co-worker that we keep in the office for those days when we just want some sweets. Good thing I have a lot of self control!!) 
Join in the WIAW party with the wonderful Jenn!
 

What’s in your secret sweet stash?!

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