5 Health Benefits of Green Tea

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5 Health Benefits of Green Tea

Swapping your daily cuppa for green tea is an easy, enjoyable way to support your health. Polyphenols are the compounds in green tea understood to be responsible for it’s health promoting effects. Drinking matcha tea results in a much higher intake of these beneficial phytochemicals compared to regular green tea, so while all green tea has benefits, matcha is a particularly good option. Here are five health benefits of green tea.

 

ANTIOXIDANT PROTECTION

Green tea is a well known source of powerful antioxidants. Antioxidants combat free radical damage and protect us against premature ageing and certain diseases. Regularly consuming these beneficial compounds in vegetables, fruits and green tea is an effective way to support your health, so drink up.

 

SKIN SPF

Research shows that green tea can help protect the skin against sun damage. Sun damage causes skin sagging, wrinkling and premature ageing so sip your green tea and keep applying that sun screen.

 

STRESS REDUCTION

An amino acid found in green tea known as theanine has been shown to play a role in reducing stress. It acts to suppress glucocorticoids (hormones activated in stress and depression) which affect mood and memory. Next time you’re feeling stressed, instead of reaching for sugary comfort food, try a mug of green tea instead.

 

FAT BURNING

Green tea has been shown to increase fat burning and boost the metabolic rate. Whilst the amount of the fat-burning compounds in your average mug probably won’t contribute to a significant reduction in the size of your waistline, supplementation could potentially help. Alongside a healthy diet, of course. Read my guide to supplements here.

 

ANTI-CARCINOGENIC (ANTI-CANCER) PROPERTIES

Several studies have highlighted the protective effects that green tea can have against certain cancers. While the various mechanisms are still being explored, one polyphenol in particular known as catechin epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) may interfere with processes involved in cell replication. Research has been carried out looking into the impacts of green tea on prostate cancer, breast cancer, colon cancer and more.

 

Amongst it’s many benefits, green tea acts to protect us against free radical damage and may help to prevent certain diseases. Matcha tea is understood to contain the highest concentration of these beneficial compounds so aim to include a mug or two in your daily routine. Try Clearspring Organic Matcha Powder.

 



AILSA HICHENS

 

Ailsa is one of our most experienced practitioners. She specialises in helping clients to lose weight, develop a healthy relationship with food and finally feel comfortable in their skin. Ailsa’s mission is for everyone she works with to enjoy the journey and that working with a nutritionist should not be a punishment, but your access to a new possibility.

 

Ailsa is not only an experienced weight loss nutritionist, she is also a skilled coach. She helps our clients overcome emotional eating, destructive habits and self-sabotaging behaviours that have prevented successful weight loss in the past. Ailsa has spent years in clinic working with clients who have experienced yo-yo dieting and have discovered that long term weight loss is not just about eating less until you can stand it no longer.

 

Working with Ailsa you will be comprehensively supported, not only in improving your nutrition and lifestyle, but also your eating habits and your relationship with food. When you work on all these elements together, the results can be truly astonishing.

 

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Test Nikki is our Practice Manager, managing our team of practitioners and heading up the day-to-day running of the business. Nikki is involved in the strategic development of our practice, coming from a strong business background in town planning. A Florida girl, Nikki relocated to the UK in 2014 with her husband and two children.

NIKKI ANDRIANI

 

Nikki is our Practice Manager, managing our team of practitioners and heading up the day-to-day running of th clinic.

 

Nikki is involved in the strategic development of our practice, coming from a strong business background in town planning.

 

A Florida girl, Nikki relocated to the UK in 2014 with her husband and two children.

STÉPHANIE ACHAR

Stéphanie is a skilled nutritional therapist and functional medicine practitioner with additional training in eating disorders, disordered eating and obesity. She believes that working towards both physiological and mental health is key in achieving optimum wellbeing.

 

Stéphanie’s personal experience of emotional eating and the ongoing struggle to find the right support led her to combine the science of nutrition with behavioural coaching to motivate and empower her clients. She specialises in helping people who struggle with their weight and their relationship with food. She helps them develop a healthier and more peaceful relationship with food and their bodies.

 

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INNA WEARN

Inna is passionate about supporting women on their journey to improved health and wellbeing. She believes that the solution to effective weight loss does not lie in ever more restrictive diets, but a more sophisticated approach that optimises health and vitality, as well as promoting effective weight loss.

 

Working with Inna you will benefit from her in-depth knowledge of female health and hormones. She will support you in developing a healthy diet, lifestyle and mindset that ensures you reach your ideal weight and maintain it in the years to come.

 

Inna is passionate about food with a wide repertoire of delicious healthy recipes and meal ideas to ensure your weight loss journey is as enjoyable as possible!

 

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ANIA MASON

 

Ania is a firm believer that improving your health and losing weight should be a positive, empowering journey, not one centred around deprivation.

 

After being diagnosed with two autoimmune conditions in her twenties, Ania spent several years educating herself on the power of food and nutrition. She put it all into practise and changed her diet and lifestyle, reversing her endometriosis and thyroid disease. After experiencing such a significant improvement in her health, Ania had a big desire to help others. She embarked on a four year journey to study nutrition, graduating from the Institute for Optimum Nutrition with distinction.

 

Ania specialises in autoimmunity and works with clients who have underlying health issues preventing successful weight loss. Her expertise enables her to successfully support our clients with conditions such as hypothyroidsm (underactive thyroid), PCOS and diabetes. 

 

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