The #1 Anti-Aging Drink
Hey, Dr. Axe here, doctor of natural medicine and founder of draxe.com and in this video I’ll be talking about the number one drink for an anti-aging, which is green tea including sencha and matcha and some of the benefits here are going to blow your mind.
I’ll also be talking about the dosage that you should be getting on a daily basis to reap the benefits. And I’ll say this to start, I’m going to go through a lot of benefits here. But in general, green tea can help boost your energy levels, help you burn fat, fight cancer, act as an antioxidant to help you age slower.
So the benefits are tremendous and it’s one of the key secrets of the Japanese. Did you know that Japan as a country per population has more than centurions, that’s more people living to be over the age of 100 than anywhere else in the world.
And when you ask them or when you study and look at their diet, one big thing stands out, that they drink green tea as their number one beverage of choice on a daily basis. So green tea, you can see here, it’s an herb very high in chlorophyll, in theanine, and catechin such as EGCG.
It really is a potent antioxidant leaf you can find here that you can turn into an herbal tea. So let’s talk about the benefits. Number one here, Alzheimer’s disease prevention. You know the number of people with dementia and Alzheimer’s is rising exponentially and one of the things that can cause neurodegeneration and cognitive decline is a lack of antioxidants in the diet that really support the brain.
And as I mentioned earlier green tea contains a compound called EGCG-Epigallocatechin gallate and other catechins that have actually been shown to slow neurodegeneration and actually help fight and prevent Alzheimer’s disease.
So it’s powerful for that. Also it’s great for bone health. Green tea part of the reason is it’s very high in chlorophyll. Now chlorophyll is what makes a food green. So when you hear like a wheat grass juice shot or again matcha tea or green tea, they have more of that grassy, herbaceous flavor but that chlorophyll is great for alkalizing the body.
Remember this, minerals in general, calcium and magnesium, these alkaline minerals and when your body is in a state of acidity, your body will actually pull minerals from the bone to help alkalize your body.
So the great thing is when you are consuming green tea and all the chlorophyll, it’s going to help balance out your body’s pH, which in turn will support bone health in your bones keeping those minerals where they should be.
Number three, eye protection. People with glaucoma and other types of degenerative eye diseases can benefit from antioxidants. Now we all know that carrots are great. We know that berries like bilberry are great for the eyes as well, but green tea, those unique antioxidants, really support the eyes.
Number four, heart health. Now there is a unique medical study published here not too long ago where they actually looked at the health of 40,000 people. So this is a big study, 40,000. And when they did this study they actually found that those people that consumed green tea on a regular basis decreased their risk of heart disease by 26%.
Think about that. I mean, that’s a huge reduction just by adding a single beverage to their diet on a daily basis. So we know that green tea has tremendous benefits for the heart. A couple of other bonus benefits I want to mention.
Number five is cancer. Did you know green tea has been proven in several medical studies to fight breast cancer, lung cancer, and colon cancer? So if you really want to fight and prevent cancer, that antioxidant I mentioned earlier, EGCG, Epigallocatechin gallate, has been shown to actually fight and prevent cancer there as well.
I also want to mention green tea in terms of really supporting anxiety and other brain related issues. If somebody has anxiety, there’s actually a compound found in high quality green tea called L-Theanine and L-Theanine is known to increase GABA.
GABA, it’s a compound that your body can produce that really supports calmness. So if you’re a person has anxiety or a lot of stress, green tea can actually bring down the stress levels, balance your hormones, and help you get a better night’s sleep because of the theanine content but that’s only if you’re buying a very high quality green tea.
So again when you’re buying green tea you don’t want to just buy the cheapest one you can find. You want to buy just a good quality green tea that’s either organic or one that’s a ceremonial green tea when you’re using green tea.
Now listen there are lots of different types of green tea. My two favorites that I consume on a regular basis are sencha and matcha. Now sencha tends to be the most popular one that people consume in terms of a very high quality green tea.
The most nutrient dense though and also the strongest in flavor is matcha. Now listen there are other here like Fukamushi Sencha that’s a type that’s very, very good as well. We have Tencha tea, which is great.
So all of these are very high quality teas but I’d recommend starting with sencha and matcha on a daily basis doing between one to three cups every single day. And I love doing this right when I wake up.
This is a great coffee replacement, or hey, I do both. I mean, doing coffee if you buy organic, mold-free, high quality coffee. Also very high in antioxidants but green tea is great as well. And I want to talk about how to enjoy this.
This is a great thing to consume on a ketogenic diet. You can add in a tablespoon of ghee or grass fed butter. It’s actually delicious that way. That’s how people in Tibet, they actually drink this for anti-aging.
They would do green tea plus ghee on a daily basis for those reasons. But again, drinking three to four cups a day can be some of the best results. I recommend typically one to three maximum four cups a day.
The other benefit here is that it has less caffeine than coffee. About one cup of green tea has one third the amount of caffeine as a single cup of coffee and you’re getting all of these incredible antioxidants.
So we mentioned the benefits here of green tea. Again, when buying green tea make sure that it’s a high quality brand. Okay? Number two, look at all the benefits: Alzheimer’s prevention, bone health, eye protection, heart health, cancer fighting, supporting fighting anxiety, better sleep higher energy levels.
Weight loss was another benefit in a clinical study by using green tea on a daily basis. And hey, if you’ve enjoyed this live training video of me talking about how to use green tea as a natural form of medicine, then hey make sure to subscribe here on my page.
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