Have you ever heard of the ‘French Paradox’……..despite consuming a diet rich in fat, the French have a lower incidence of heart disease than Americans. Mostly this has been put down to the benefits of drinking Red wine and its possible negative effect of smoking and a fatty diet. However there seems to be an even better beater of such vices. GREEN TEA
When we were younger our Dad used to take us out to the local Chinese restaurant and we would all drink the ‘Special’ green tea that was ordered at the end. These days a shore ttrip to your local shop and you can pick up a range of different brands.
Of course the Chinese have known about the medicinal benefits of green tea since ancient times, using it to treat everything from headaches to depression. They have used it for thousands of years. The secret of green tea lies in the fact it is rich in a powerful anti-oxidant
Scientific research gives insight into the possible good effects of Green Tea against Cancer, Arthritis, High Cholesterol, heart disease and even in repairing our immune system.
New evidence is emerging that green tea can even help dieters or help prevent tooth decay!! It does contain Caffeine though only a lot less then coffee so maybe not just before bed!