Green Tea Benefits

For thousands of years, people have been drinking tea to prevent or treat several health conditions. Green tea is probably the most powerful of the available teas. It has been well researched and numerous studies have confirmed it’s benefits. Let’s list 10 of them here.

1.      Weight Loss. Drinking green tea boosts metabolism. Polyphenol in the tea promotes fat oxidation and helps your body burn calories faster. It also works as an antioxidant, gives you energy and may suppress appetite.

2.      Heart Conditions. Studies have shown that green tea helps with blood flow, lowers blood pressure and protects against blood clots. All this helps to prevent heart attacks and other problems.

3.      Diabetes. This tea regulates glucose levels and slows down the spike of blood sugar and insulin that occurs after eating.

4.      Esophageal and other cancers. It reduces the risk of developing esophageal cancer. In the same time, it could also kill other cancer cells while keeping other tissues around it healthy.

5.      Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. Green tea is thought to delay Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. Studies have been done on mice and green tea managed to restore some damaged brain cells. There is reason to believe it works the same on humans.

6.      Cholesterol levels. It’s a fact that this type of tea can reduce bad cholesterol and increase good cholesterol.

7.      Blood pressure. People who drink green tea regularly can significantly lower their blood pressure.

8.      Tooth Decay. There have been some studies that show how catechin, an antioxidant in the tea, can get rid of the viruses and bacteria that cause dental caries but also throat infections.

9.      Depression. Theanine that is found in tea leaves provides a tranquillizing and relaxing effect which calms down the drinker of the tea and can relieve depression.

Skincare. Due to having anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, green tea can reduce wrinkles and delay ageing symptoms. Green tea can even help with sun damage if applied topically.

You simply can’t ignore all these benefits, include green tea in your day and be slim and healthy!