Top Health Benefits of Green Tea

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Green tea is made from the leaves of Camelia sinensis plant. The tea has been used in traditional Chinese and Indian medicine for centuries and it is considered to be the healthiest beverage, due to its high content of polyphenols and antioxidants. Here are some of the health benefits of drinking green tea.

1. Cancer fighting
According to National Cancer Institute, the polyphenols in green tea decrease tumor growth and prevent several types of cancer, such as lung, prostate, and breast cancer. In Japan, where green tea consumption is high, prostate and breast cancer rates are about three times lower when compared with the United States, according to the World Health Organization.

2. Heart health
Studies have shown that catechins in green tea lower the “bad cholesterol” (also called LDL) and increase the amount of good cholesterol – HDL. Drinking at least one cup of green tea a day lowers the risk of a heart attack. A study of 40,530 Japanese adults found that participants who drank more than five cups of green tea a day had a 26% lower risk of death from heart attack or stroke. Another study found that green tea does widen the artery which runs from the shoulder to the elbow by 4 per cent within 30 minutes – reducing the risk of blood clots.

3. Type 2 Diabetes prevention
Various studies have shown the beneficial effects of green tea, not only on cardiovascular diseases but also on obesity and type 2 diabetes itself. Drinking green tea may lower the risk of developing Diabetes type 2 by keeping blood sugar levels stable. In a study performed in Japan, a 33% risk reduction of developing type 2 diabetes was found in subjects consuming six or more cups of green tea daily compared to those consuming less than 1 cup per week.

4. Weight loss

Swapping sugary drinks with green tea may increase body metabolism. Catechins in green tea boost the process of burning calories.


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