Green tea benefits

Green Tea Benefits

The health benefits of green tea have come under review following a number research studies that indicate health benefits of green tea. Green tea is a traditional a Chinese beverage derived from the Camellia Sinensis plant. Green tea unlike other teas is not fermented; the young leaves are lightly steamed before being dried. The anti oxidant property in green tea has various health benefits.

Secrets of Green tea:

Green tea is recognized worldwide for its therapeutic and antioxidant properties. EGCG is the chief antioxidant in green tea, which is about 100 times more effective than vitamin C and 25 times more effective than vitamin E.

Green Tea and Cancer:

Green Tea polyphenols strongly inhibit tumor cells, DNA synthesis and peroxide radical generation. Besides inhibiting the growth of cancer cells, it kills cancer cells without harming healthy tissue.

Green Tea and Diabetes:

Green tea polyphenols inhibit amylase and sucrose, so the starch is broken down more slowly, thereby decreasing the blood sugar level. It may also reduce the intestinal absorption of glucose and enhance the insulin activity.

Green Tea and heart:

Green tea can play an important role in reducing the negative effects of bad cholesterol by lowering triglyceride levels and increasing the production of good cholesterol. This improves the LDL-HDL cholesterol ratio.

Green Tea and Arthritis:

Green tea protects the joints against cartilage breakdown and reduces inflammation thereby preventing arthritis.

Green Tea and obesity:

Green tea could help in weight loss by increasing the rate of metabolism and by speeding up fat oxidation. Drinking green tea regularly can reduce carbohydrate digestion.

Green tea fights aging:

Green tea is known to delay aging by preventing the accumulation of free radicals and the resultant damage to the DNA. It also enhances immunity in the drinker.

Green tea and teeth:

Green tea with its fluoride content helps prevent tooth decay and fights cavities by inhibiting the growth of oral bacteria.

Green Tea as a beauty aid:

Try applying Green Tea directly on your skin. This is known to replenish skin from the damage caused by ultraviolet rays. It is also know to reduce blemishes on skin.

 

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