Green tea is a power packed with health support for your body. It has tons of beneficial qualities wrapped up in those loose-leaf tea leaves. People have been talking about the benefits of green tea for years now. Its richness in anti-oxidants is what makes it so beneficial. Many people benefit from its good effects and it is easy to see why people swear by its health advantages. Even the medical and nutritional community recommends it as a health drink. Green tea contains antioxidants, which is proven to increase your health. The following are some of the ways in which consuming green tea can prove to be a good for you.
- Lowers your risk of cancer
Various studies have proven that green tea has the effect of inhibiting cells from developing cancer. EGCG in green tea regulates and inhibits cancer growth by killing cells that are growing inappropriately.
- Eases the pain of rheumatoid arthritis
Green tea has also been found to benefit those who are suffering from arthritis by reducing the incidence and severity of the disease. EGCG protects cartilage destruction and reduces joint swelling and pain. Green tea is recommended by many physicians and doctors as a remedy for arthritis.
- Stabilizes your cholesterol levels
Researchers believe that green tea lowers your cholesterol levels by reducing its absorption in your digestive tract and increasing the rate of which it is excreted. The amazing antioxidant effects of green tea prevent the conversion of LDL cholesterol into its more dangerous, oxidized form, thereby helping to keep your arteries clean. You can ensure your heart’s health simply by drinking green tea.
- Prevents cardiovascular disease
The most important benefit of drinking tea of this kind has been found to be its ability to prevent cardio-vascular diseases. Maintaining a healthy heart becomes very easy with green tea as a part of one’s routine. It has also been found that green tea was especially beneficial in preventing strokes, due in large part to the antioxidants and how they prevent clogged arteries.
- Boosts your immune system
Catechins, the antioxidant polyphenol compounds, have been shown to have a major impact in your immune system. Researches have revealed that theanine, found in green tea, boosted the activity of the gamma delta T cells that form part of our adaptive and innate immunity. The study followed a group of coffee drinkers and a group of tea drinkers who each drank 600ml of their drink daily. Blood samples taken four weeks later clearly showed that production of these anti-bacterial proteins were five times higher in those drinking tea.
This benefit is the main reason behind the popularity that green tea has gained in the mainstream market. Both green tea as loose tea and green tea extract have been shown to fight obesity and lower LDL cholesterol – both of which ultimately lead to a reduced risk of heart disease and diabetes. The polyphenols in green tea are extremely useful for dissolving triglycerides, a substance in the liver and small intestine made up of mostly sugar and fat, and this is thought to be the reason green tea benefits fat loss.
Green tea gives you two in one. You burn more calories and exercise longer therefore increasing the fat burning process. It’s great for athletes as it allows them to exercise longer.
If you want to live longer then drink green tea as it is confirmed to prevent and treat cancers. Green tea anti-cancer prowess extends beyond its antioxidant activities. It starves off cancer cells by restricting blood vessel growth. It wreaks havoc in abnormal cells, causing them to self-destruct. It blocks over-production of harmful enzymes that act as catalysts to cancer growth. From brain tumors to leukemia, from lung cancer, stomach cancer, colon cancer, esophageal cancer to bladder cancer, not to mention breast cancer, ovarian cancer and prostate cancer, green tea cancer studies are showing positive results. Green tea contains a special compound called theanine, which has been known to stimulate alpha brain waves, calm the body, and promote relaxed awareness.
Drinking green tea helps patients recover from heart attacks and strokes. Preliminary studies suggests active green tea compound EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate) speeds up the recovery process. It helps to prevent and treat diabetes and green tea is anti-diabetic. Tea compounds EGCG and theaflavins have been found to regulate blood sugar levels in the following ways; increases insulin activities, promotes glucose metabolism by blocking glucose absorption. Boost your immune defence system today and fight off the flu and colds by drinking hot or cold tea. Tea contains antigens, which are found in some bacteria and help build up an immune defence.
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