What is Green Tea?
Green tea is a type of tea made from Camellia Sinensis leaves. Native to Southeast Asia, for centuries it was only consumed by the elite members of Chinese society because of its high quality and expensive price. Around the 14th century, Green tea became accessible to all and skyrocketed in popularity all throughout Asia. Green tea reached western civilization via the Dutch East India Company in the 17th century and quickly gained traction in Europe. The popularity of Green tea in the United States has increased drastically over the last several decades due to its great flavor and its various health benefits. 
What Are the Health Benefits of Green Tea?
As mentioned, Green tea is composed of polyphenol antioxidants, which have been shown in studies to help fight a variety of diseases and promote overall health. Molecules known as free radicals are produced in the body and are harmful to cells; the antioxidants in green tea help reduce the formation of these molecules. 
Green tea has been shown to increase fat burning by increasing the body’s metabolic rate. Studies have shown that drinking 24 oz. of Green tea daily can naturally cause your body to burn an extra 70-100 calories per day due to antioxidants called catechins which are present in the tea. Aside from burning fat, Green Tea has also been known to help lower cholesterol levels, reducing the risk of heart disease or stroke. 
Green tea is proven to help improve brain function in multiple different ways. Caffeine is a stimulant that has been shown to increase a variety of different facets of the functionality of your brain including memory and reaction time. Green tea also contains L-theanine, an amino acid that when combined with caffeine has a proven positive effect on mental cognition.