health and beauty benefits are worth celebrating.
From oolong to black and beyond, Japan is a tea
drinker’s paradise where tea is consumed all
day and every day. It is here that a formal tea
ceremony evolved and was elevated to an art form.
In a Japanese tea ceremony, every act, from brewing
to sipping, is carefully and artfully executed.
Tradition also dictates that only one tea be used:
green tea. As it turns out, few other teas are as
deserving of such pomp and circumstance. Not only
is green tea a fragrant, comforting drink, experts
say that it may also have powerful health benefits
that surpass those of other varieties.
Dozens of studies point to the potent antioxidant
properties of tea, but green tea beats black and
oolong teas in polyphenol content—the active
ingredient that is said to possess antioxidant and
anti-inflammatory properties. Some studies have
shown that these polyphenols may help prevent UV-induced
immune suppression and even skin cancer stimulation.
While more research is under way to determine the
true powers of green tea, one thing is clear: making
it part of our daily rituals may be more valuable
than we ever imagined.
Look for green tea seed extract* (Camellia oleifera
seed extract) in DHC products such as Toning
Body Tonic. This cool gel helps contour your
body for a smoother, sleeker silhouette by minimizing
the appearance of dimpling with a stimulating blend
of astringent botanicals, including gingko and bitter
orange peel extract. Green tea seed extract tops
it off with antioxidant power.
* You’ll find it in Micro
Skin Water and Imperial
Green Tea Shower Gel, too.
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