The FDA may want to try to take away our flavored e-liquids, but they can never keep us from vaping entirely. The hand-to-mouth action of vaping keeps us from lighting up those nasty, carcinogenic tobacco cigarettes. Thankfully, there are lots of natural herbs that are also perfectly legal to vape, just in case the FDA gets flavor-ban-nutso. One of these herbs is green tea, and this miracle plant has numerous, well-documented health benefits.
Green tea is the most popular beverage worldwide besides water, according to a report published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition via the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NCBI). In Okinawa, Japan, one of the world’s “blue zones” known for longevity of life, drinking green tea is considered an essential part of everyday living. But if drinking green tea is not your thing, now you can vape it and gain the same positive heath advantages. You may even live longer, too.
Vaping green tea for diabetes
Certain studies indicate that the flavan-3-ols and anthocyanidins in green tea help to regulate blood sugar levels, which can be tremendously beneficial for patients suffering from diabetes. The study entitled Green tea: A boon for periodontal and general health published in the Journal of Indian Society Periodontology (NCBI) also suggests that this dry herb improves glucose and lipid metabolism, which can help prevent weight gain and burn excess fat whether you have diabetes or not. Its high epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) content is also believed to further enhance green tea’s anti-obesity and antidiabetic effects while improving insulin resistance.
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Vaping green tea to burn fat
If you have ever purchased a fat burning supplement of any kind or brand, chances are that the product label lists green tea as one of its primary ingredients. Instead of buying those expensive pills laced with ephedrine and caffeine, why not just vape your green tea naturally instead? You gain the same fat burning benefits, avoid the temptation to smoke, and reduce your intake of needless chemical additives at the same time. Read the study entitled Obesity and thermogenesis related to the consumption of caffeine, ephedrine, capsaicin, and green tea (NCBI) for more information. Another 2008 study estimates that the fat oxidation process increases by as much as 17 percent after drinking green tea on a daily basis.
Vaping green tea for its anti-carcinogenic properties
Antioxidants protect the human body from cellular oxidative damage that can easily lead to several forms of cancer. Luckily, green tea is super-high in these antioxidants. One study entitled Green tea consumption and breast cancer risk or recurrence: a meta-analysis (NCBI) found that women who drink the most green tea experience an average 20-30 percent reduction in health risks associated with breast cancer For men, a 2008 study (NCBI) determined that those who drink green tea regularly have a 48 percent lower chance of developing prostrate cancer.
Vaping green tea for its anti-bacterial properties
One of the secret health benefits of vaping e-liquids is that the ingredient propylene glycol is known for its ability to kill airborne bacteria, including pneumococci, streptococci, and staphylococci. To gain the same magical properties, try vaping a bit of green tea every now and then. There are volumes of scientific research that show the catechins in green tea inhibit the growth of streptococcus mutans and other bacteria that typically live and breed inside the mouth. As a result, vaping green tea can even prevent bad breath while improving overall oral health.
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