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Top 1o Green Tea Benefits in Each and Every Cup

Updated on August 31, 2015

Perfect Health in a Cup

Used for centuries, green tea is originally from China but is utilized popularly throughout Asian countries and from cancer prevention to lower bloodpressure, there are many uses for this drink.

Due to the way it is processed, green tea has more benefits of health related to it even when compared to black tea. The fermentation process does not apply to green tea processing and in comparison, black tea involves fermentation.

Because of this, the maximum poly-phenols and antioxidant amount is retained by green tea and for this reason, you get a lot of benefits when drinking green tea.

Although the health benefits of drinking tea in general have been around for years, it is only in years recent that its true medicinal properties have been scientifically investigates. The health benefits of green tea are mainly due to is high flavonoid content.

These are compounds derived from plants that are anti-oxidant in nature. In test tube studies, catechins have more power compared to vitamins E & C in stopping cells oxidative damages. Plus, they have been shown to have properties fighting diseases and cancers of the bladder, esophagus, colon, lung, breast and skin.

Green Tea for Great Skin

When it comes to the aging signs and wrinkles, green tea helps control this. Mainly, this is due to the anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activities of green tea. Both human and animal studies have shown that topically applied green tea even reduces damages brought about by sun exposure.

Green Tea is Antiviral and Antibacterial

The catechins in tea, including those in green tea are strong antiviral and antibacterial agents that make this effective in the treatment of everything from cancer to influenza. It has also been proven by studies that green tea inhibits the spread of various diseases.

Green Tea Alleviates Depression

A naturally found amino acid in tea leaves, theanine is a substance that provides effects that are both tranquilizing and relaxing. This is another green tea benefit.

Green Tea for Reduced Blood Pressure

Green tea when consumed regularly reduces the risks involved with high blood pressure.

Green Tea Prevents Tooth Decay

Green tea contains catechins which are chemical antioxidants that destroy viruses and bacteria that cause dental conditions including dental caries and throat infections.

Green Tea Delays Parkinson's and Alzheimer’s.

Mice studies show that green tea restores brain cells that have been damaged and protects brain cells from dying.

Green Tea Lowers Cholesterol

In human blood, green tea reduces bad cholesterol and improves the ratios of good to bad cholesterol.

Green Tea Kills Cancer Cells

Green tea studies show that not only is green tea able to reduce cancer of the esophagus but also it can generally kill cancer cells without damaging tissues around them that are healthy.

Green Tea Helps With Heart Disease

It is believed by scientists that green tea works on blood vessel linings, assisting in letting them withstand blood pressure changes and helping to keep them in a state of relaxation. Green tea also protects against clot formation which are the main cause of heart attacks.

Green Tea Helps Diabetics

Apparently, green tea helps in the regulation of levels of glucose that slow down elevated sugar in the blood after meals. This can prevent fat storage that results in high spikes of insulin.

Green Tea Helps in Weight Loss

Increased metabolism is caused by green tea. Fat oxidation levels are intensified by green tea's polyphenol. This is the level at which your cells turn food into energy.


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      Jamie Brock 5 years ago from Texas

      Thank you for explaining all of these wonderful benefits of green tea.. I hear about it often... and now, I know why.... so many wonderful benefits. I especially love that it aids in weight-loss. I wonder if I could substitute my morning coffee with green tea? Going to look into that. Thank you for sharing :)

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      I love green tea.. it is so good for us.. I will share on cooking time and HEALTHY PAGE ON FACEBOOK

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      elle64 5 years ago from Scandinavia

      Well that is also a good reason- thanks for stopping by.

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      Martin Kloess 5 years ago from San Francisco

      Thank you for this. I drink green tea because it tastes good to me.