6 Reasons to Drink Green Tea
Fromt the desk of Jessica L. Molleur, Lic.Ac., DNBAO... Why Is Drinking Green Tea Good For You?
You’ve heard a buzz about green tea. But what is it about green tea that makes it a great coffee alternative? Here are six great reasons:
- Green Tea Contains A Natural Source of Antioxidants (They’re called polyphenols!)
- Green Tea May Prevent Certain Types of Cancer (Lung, bladder, colon, esophageal, pancreatic and stomach)
- Green Tea Can Protect Your Heart: Antioxidants in green tea have been found to lower cholesterol & control blood pressure
- Green Tea Can Help Arthritis Prevention Recent studies have shown green tea to have anti-inflammatory and arthritis preventing effects
- Green Tea Lowers Blood Sugar Levels
- Green Tea Protects Your Liver Scientists suggest that green tea stimulates the immune system & specifically acts to protect liver cells
- Green Tea Protects Your Teeth Green tea works against bacteria that causes cavities in teeth
Jessica L. Molleur is a licensed acupuncturist, herbalist and massage therapist in Massachusetts and California. She holds a Masters of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco, CA. Her training also includes a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology from the University of California at Davis, CA. Jessica first became interested in acupuncture as a soccer player searching for an alternative to knee surgery.
She is a National Diplomate of Acupuncture, Oriental Medicine and Chinese Herbology through the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). Following her acupuncture licensure, she became a Diplomate of Acupuncture Orthopedics. This orthopedic specialty certification is held by fewer than 300 acupuncturists in the United States. Areas of specialty include women's health, infertility, pediatrics, and sports medicine. For patients interested in learning more about acupuncture for fertility and IVF, please click here.