Green Tea

20 Health benefits of green tea we bet you don’t know!


 

1. Helps in Weight Loss

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“Green tea increases the metabolism. The polyphenol found in green tea works to intensify levels of fat oxidation and the rate at which your body turns food into calories. Several studies show that green tea leads to decreases in body fat, especially in the abdominal area. 

2. Prevent Heart Disease

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Scientists think green tea works on the lining of blood vessels, helping keep them stay relaxed and better able to withstand changes in blood pressure. It may also protect against the formation of clots, which are the primary cause of heart attacks.

3. Reduces Cholesterol Level

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Green tea reduces bad cholesterol in the blood and improves the ratio of good cholesterol to bad cholesterol.

4. Improves Brain Function

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Compounds in green tea can improve brain function and make you smarter. The principal active ingredient is caffeine, which is a known stimulant. It doesn’t contain as much as coffee, but enough to produce a response without causing the ‘jittery’ effects associated with too much caffeine.

5. Lowers Depression

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Theanine is an amino acid naturally found in tea leaves. It is this substance that is thought to provide a relaxing and tranquillizing effect and be a great benefit to tea drinkers.

6. Anti-viral and Anti-bacterial

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Tea catechins are potent antibacterial and antiviral agents which make them effective for treating everything from influenza to cancer. In some studies, green tea has been shown to inhibit the spread of many diseases.

7. A Good Skincare

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Green tea can apparently also help with wrinkles and the signs of aging, This is because of their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities. Both animal and human studies have demonstrated that green tea applied topically can reduce sun damage.

8. Relief from Stress

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The thiamine in green tea has been shown to produce a calming effect. The only thing is that in order for you to feel less stressed you might have to drink 6 cups of it. This decaffeinated green tea acts as a perfect substitute for coffee.
 

9. Reduces the risk of Esophageal Cancer

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It can reduce the risk of esophageal cancer, but it is also widely thought to kill cancer cells in general without damaging the healthy tissue around them.

10. Prevents Tooth Decay

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Studies suggests that the chemical antioxidant “catechin” in tea can destroy bacteria and viruses that cause throat infections, dental caries, and other dental conditions

11. Increases Your Immunity

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Green tea has polyphenols and flavonoids that help boost your immune system to a large extent, making you healthier and stronger, and capable of fighting against infections.

12. Slows Down Ageing

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Green tea also makes erases the wrinkles from your face. It contains polyphenols, an antioxidant that fights against free radicals. That, in turn, helps you fight against ageing.

13. Strengthens Your Bones

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The high fluoride content found in green tea helps keep your bones strong. Hence, to preserve your bone density, make sure you drink green tea every day. It can also reduce the risk of rheumatoid arthritis.

14. Boosts Your Memory

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Green tea not just helps your bodily functions, but also makes you sharper and smarter. It protects your brain with the support of the bioactive compounds and catechins and reduces the risk of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.
 

15. Keeps Your Liver Healthy

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In today’s day and age, liver problems are way too common among men. Green tea is rich in catechins—a type of plant antioxidant that smoothens liver function and reduces fat storage in your liver.

16. Maintains Blood Pressure Levels

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Green tea helps repress angiotensin, a hormone that causes vasoconstriction and a subsequent increase in blood pressure. So, drinking green tea actually helps your blood pressure levels down.

17. Lowers Your Risk Of Diabetes

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Research shows that drinking green tea is good for improving insulin sensitivity and reducing blood sugar levels. Generally, blood sugar tends to increase with age, but polyphenols and polysaccharides present in green tea help keep the blood sugar level low. Hence, it also helps lower the risk of developing type II diabetes.

18. Fights Common Cold And Flu

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Green tea is loaded with vitamin C that helps you fight the common cold and flu. Also, the antioxidants called catechins help treat common cold and flu.

19. Reduces The Risk Of Asthma

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The chemical theophylline in green tea help relax those muscles that support the bronchial tubes. As a result, this ancient healthy beverage also reduces the severity of asthma.
 

20. Heals Ear Infection

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You need not limit the use of green tea to just drinking it. If you have an ear infection, you can soak a cotton ball in green tea and clean the infected part. It heals faster because of the chemicals present in green tea.
Green tea may decrease the absorption of iron and folic acid. Therefore it is best to be drink tea between meals rather than using it as your mealtime beverage. Wait 1-2 hours between eating foods rich in iron and folic acid and drinking tea to maximize your absorption of these nutrients
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