Why do Japanese women look much younger than their years? According to folklore, there are 3 reasons for this: they eat a diet high in fish, a diet rich in seaweed and they drink lots of green tea.
Recently, scientists have studied the chemical properties of green tea and found that it replenishes worn out or dying skin cells and keeps the skin moist and young. Green tea contains polyphenols, particularly epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) which acts as a powerful antioxidant. These antioxidant compounds in green tea actually reduce the enzymes that destroy the nutrient Glutathione by an amazing 78-100%. Glutathione is the body’s most powerful anti-toxin antioxidant - vital for every organ in your body, which includes your biggest organ, your skin. Your skin wrinkles because you lose collagen stores and glutathione as you age.
Each decade after you turn 20 your body produces less and less collagen and less glutathione - by as much as 10% - 15% per decade. By the time you are 60 years old you are producing a fraction of the glutathione in your twenties.
The bad news is that drinking one or two Twining green tea bags daily won’t banish wrinkles or keep your skin smooth looking, the only way to really benefit from the concentrated extracts of catechin polyphenols and EGCG is the drink green tea the way they do in the Far East. You drink a highly concentrated and standardised extract which has therapeutic benefits, similar to the Longevity Green Tea from buzz health.