DIY Green Tea Sunscreen

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green tea sunscreenGreen tea has been widely patronized by people not just simply as a drink but also as other forms of commodity - especially as a beauty product.

Numerous skin care items have been developed with green tea as the base component due to its high level of antioxidants. There are skin gels, creams, toners, cleansers, lotions and moisturizers, among others. The antioxidants in green tea are used to combat free radicals that cause skin aging, loss of elasticity and damage.

Benefits of Rooibos Tea

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We have started to discuss the benefits of rooibos tea's quercetin in the body. This time, we'll tackle another bioflavonoid content of rooibos that also offers the body a number of health benefits - rutin.

Rutin is found in various food sources - citrus, berries, buckwheat seeds and of course, rooibos tea. It has been known to deliver health benefits in the body particularly in the protection of blood vessels.

In an experimental study published in the PubMed section of the National Center for Biotechnology Information, it has been found that rutin is capable of inhibiting platelet activating factors, thus helping in blood circulation.

Added Health Benefits of Rooibos Tea

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Rooibos tea may not seem to be as famous as green and black tea in the Western world but it is a very important commodity in South Africa where it naturally grows. Rooibos tea has shown a lot of health beneficial potentials and has become the subject of studies recently.

Japan, one of the top importers of rooibos tea (both conventional and organic), patronizes it for its anti-aging benefits. Their researchers also recognize rooibos tea for its anticancer and antimutagenic (ability to reduce rate of mutation) properties.

green tea helps protect skin from sun damageMost people worldwide patronize tea for its health benefits. To add up to the long list, a study published in the British Journal of Nutrition has found that green tea catechins could help protect the human skin from UV damage.

The research involved sixteen health human subjects, who orally took 540mg of green tea catechins (low-dose GTC) which is equivalent to around 2 cups of green tea; along with 50mg of Vitamin C daily for 12 weeks.

green tea and red wine against Alzheimer's diseaseA new breakthrough in the study of Alzheimer's disease has been discovered by a research from the University of Leeds in UK. The EGCG components of green tea and the resveratrol from red wine could possibly disrupt a stage in the development of Alzheimer's disease.

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