It is a well-established understanding that drinking Japanese green tea is beneficial for health. Here are 10 things drinking green tea can benefit you!
1. Green Tea contains bioactive compounds
Green Tea is loaded with many powerful antioxidants. One of the more powerful compounds in green tea is Epigallocatechin Gallate (EGCG), which is known to treat various diseases such as type II diabetes and other cardiovascular diseases.
EGCC has also been shown to protect our cells from cancer-inducing changes. Antioxidants are essential for neutralizing and removing free radicals found in the bloodstream that can damage cells and cause disease. This antioxidant is the reason why green tea is believed to play a role in cancer prevention.
2. Improves brain function
Green tea contains an amino acid, L-theanine, which is capable of penetrating the blood-brain barrier. Studies show that caffeine and L-theanine can have synergistic effects and the combination of both helps to boost brain function!
3. Boosts your metabolism rate
Green tea is commonly associated with weight loss. According to studies, green tea speeds up your metabolism rate and increase the burning of fat.
4. Lowers the risk of various types of cancer
Oxidative stress contributes to cancer development, and consuming more antioxidants is one way to fight and protect against this damage. Studies have shown that people who drink green tea on a regular basis has lower risk of cancer.
5. Helps to fight and prevent UTI
Drinking 2 to 3 cups of green tea daily can help clear up Urinary Tract Infection (UTI). The tea contains antioxidants that can reduce bladder inflammation. Studies show that green tea drinkers have a 40 percent lower incidence of UTIs than those who did not drink green tea.
6. Relieve allergies
Green tea is rich in flavonoids, plant chemicals that protect against inflammation. If you struggle with allergies, try drinking a few cups of tea a day and see if the inflammation subsides.
7. Green tea lowers your risk of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s
The catechin compounds in green tea can have various protective effects on neurons, potentially lowering the risk of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
8. Reduces your risk of cardiovascular disease
Green tea drastically increases the antioxidant capability of the blood, which protects the LDL cholesterol particles from oxidation. People who drink green tea regularly are also said to have a lower risk of developing cardiovascular diseases.
9. Antibacterial properties
The catechins in green tea may inhibit the growth of bacteria and some viruses. This can lower the risk of infections and lead to improvements in dental health, a lower risk of caries and reduced bad breath.
10. Lowers Your Risk of Type II Diabetes
Type II diabetes is a disease that has reached epic proportions in the past few decades. It involves having elevated blood sugar levels in the context of insulin resistance or an inability to produce insulin. Studies show that green tea can improve insulin sensitivity and reduce blood sugar levels.
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