One of the many benefits of switching to vaping is that you have a variety of different liquids and flavors available for your enjoyment. Many former smokers often begin their transition by purchasing an e-juice with a moderate level of nicotine, say, around 12ml. Over time, they gradually decrease the nicotine strength until they are ultimately vaping a zero-nicotine alternative. Then what do you do?
The hand-to-mouth movements involved in both smoking and vaping are often a psychological symptom of our addiction. It’s not so much that we’ve become addicted to vaping, necessarily. It’s more that we are not mentally prepared to give up the physical actions involved with vaping.
Have you ever tried to quit smoking cold turkey? Many smokers trying to quit are so addicted to the hand-to-mouth actions of smoking that we begin engaging in unhealthy substitutional behaviors. Instead of reaching for a cigarette to put up to our lips, we repeatedly reach for the cookies and candy because the physician hand-to-mouth movements are the same.
And before we know it, we’ve put on a few extra pounds, which makes us feel badly about ourselves, which tempts us to relapse back into smoking. We are tricked into thinking, “I’d rather be a smoker than fat.” It’s a bottomless rabbit hole of self-loathing that keeps us addicted to smoking.
But what if there was something that we could vape, something without nicotine, something that was tasty while simultaneously helping us to control our body weight? Luckily, there is. Green tea oils to the rescue.
Health benefits of green tea
Scientists have known for years that green tea is a natural antioxidant and fat-burner. It’s been a popular beverage among health-conscious consumers for so many years because of its remarkable capabilities to detoxify the body from the chemicals and other toxins that we automatically ingest when eating processed or fast foods. Green tea also bolsters the immune system and protects the liver from damage caused by alcohol and other toxic substances.
Green tea is also a natural anti-inflammatory while being high in polyphenols necessary for the prevention of cell damage caused by free radicals and chemotherapies. In fact, a study entitled Beneficial effects of green tea recently published in the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NCBI) by the American College of Nutrition suggests that green tea is now the most popular beverage worldwide due to its multitude of holistic health benefits.
Vaping green tea to burn fat
Next time you go to the local pharmacy or Walmart, head over to the natural supplement’s aisle. Chances are that you will see entire shelves stocked with the latest appetite suppressants and other “lose weight fast” dietary aids. Now, look at the labels. In almost all circumstances, green tea will be near the top of the list of ingredients.
In a 2008 study entitled The Effect of Green Tea Extract on Fat Oxidation at Rest and during Exercise: Evidence of Efficacy and Proposed Mechanisms (NCBI), the co-authors claim that people who drink green tea on a daily basis have a reduced body fat index of around 17 percent compared to non-drinkers.
Green tea as an antioxidant and cancer preventative
Whether we are talking about breast cancer, prostate cancer, or anything in between, cancer develops because – for some strange reason – the body is producing huge amounts of extra or abnormal cells. After a certain point, these extra cells begin to consolidate to form of tiny tumors. The medical community now believes that, in many cases, this growth of abnormal cells can be caused by damage derived from free radicals.
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In a study entitled Green tea consumption and breast cancer risk or recurrence: a meta-analysis (NCBI), a team of scientists from the Harvard School of Public Health discovered that women who drink green tea daily are 30 percent less likely to develop breast cancer. Other comparable studies further suggest that men are also 30 percent less likely to develop prostate cancer and 42 percent less likely to develop colorectal cancer.
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