Health benefits of Green Tea



health benefits of green tea, cancer and green teaTea is the most consumed beverage of the world after water. Although, black tea is more popular as a drink than the green or white teas, lately green tea is getting lot of attention due to it's health benefits. Large number of studies have confirmed why this ancient asian medicine is used to fight against cancer, heart deceases and obesity since ages. Green Tea contains less caffeine than coffee and any other tea.This article brings out why this magical tea is so popular.

Fights against Cancer
Green tea contains powerful compounds (Antioxidants) known as Catechins. They are helpful in protecting human cells from the attack of cancer causing free radical cells found in human body.

Heart decease
Green tea consumption improves the health of the delicate cells lining the blood vessels and helps lower the risk of heart disease.

Weight loss
Clinical studies have shown that green tea increases the metabolic rate and helps burn fat faster. Daily intake of green tea along with exercise can help to burn fat and reduce the weight. green tea contains catechin polyphenols that raise thermogenesis (the rate at which calories are burned), and hence increases energy expenditure.

Antioxidant
Antioxidants in green tea protect cells from free radicals, the damage that can lead to blood clot formation, atherosclerosis, and cancer.

Immune system
Enhance immune system function by guarding against the oxidants and free radicals that weaken the body's natural defensive system

Cholesterol
Daily consumption of Green tea can help to reduce bad Cholesterol and elevates HDL (Good cholesterol)

Mouth Health
Green tea fights bacteria in the mouth that cause cavities and bad breath. Polyphenols in green tea prevent the growth of bacteria that cause bad breath.

Arthritis
Green tea may effective on arthritis. Research indicates that green tea helps inflammation and joint damage because of arthritis.

Diabetes
Green tea is very effective on Diabetes. Animal studies have shown that green tea help to prevent development of type 1 diabetes and inhibit the progression, if it has developed. Green tea helps to regulate blood sugar in the body.

Other benefits
It suppress the formation and growth of tumors. It helps to control blood pressure. It defend against viruses, fungi, and food borne bacteria.

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5 comments:

recette minceur September 8, 2009 at 5:36 AM  

It will be a great benifit if we include green tea to our daily diet. Thanks for the all your efforts to this post it will sure going to help many people.

Vaidehi September 8, 2009 at 6:47 AM  

thanks recette..

acne September 13, 2009 at 9:13 PM  

Thank you so much for sharing the information. Green tea is quite natural. It has great herbal value. It should be consumed daily for proper health.
acne

Alzheimer's September 16, 2009 at 1:11 AM  

Green Tea is the well-known "wonder drug" known to give its drinkers a host of health benefits. People who drink green tea have significantly lower risk of cancer. Green tea has been shown to counteract both the initiation and promotion of carcinogenesis. Green Tea has been shown to lower LDL cholesterol and serum triglyceride levels. The potent antioxidant effects of green tea inhibit the oxidation of LDL cholesterol in the arteries. It plays a major contributory role in the formation of atherosclerosis.

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