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20 benefits of drinking green tea

By Edited Jul 4, 2015 1 3

Green tea is rich in antioxidants called catechins. Drinking green tea for better health, can be done by consuming at least 3 cups a day. Why drink green tea? Because it might be the healthiest drink in the world. Green tea is extremely rich in antioxidants, and polyphenols that benefit your body. Green tea benefits are pretty much endless. Green tea comes from China, sometimes known referred as China green tea. Japanese cultures are also known for growing camellia sinensis plants.

Green tea is made with camellia sinensis leaves. The Asian culture has been using green tea for thousands of years. Green tea has become a popular herbal remedy in the Asian culture. Green tea caffeine is rather low compared to other teas. According to a nutritional chart on whfoods, green tea only consists of 0.06 mg of caffeine. It also contains 80-100 mg of polyphenols, and 25-30 mg of EGCG. If you have health risks, smoke a lot, then there's even more of a reason why you should be drinking green tea. The health benefits of drinking green tea can improve your overall health variety of different ways. Those who are at health risks of cancer, heart disease, and stroke can significantly lower their chances by drinking green tea.

There are no green tea side effects. Even if you drink 4-5 cups of day, that still doesn't compare to how much caffeine soda and caffeine contains. To minimize the caffeine, use the same tea bag a few extra times. The more times you use the same tea bag for another brew, the less amount of caffeine you use. There are decaffeinated green teas on the market. However, a little bit of caffeine is not bad for your diet. Just simply replace coffee, with green tea instead. Green tea keeps the body hydrated similar to water, with the added nutrients and antioxidants that water doesn't contain.

Top 20 reasons to drink green tea


1.) Drinking green tea helps in weight loss. Green tea helps in stimulating fat oxidation. Green tea instantly boosts your metabolism. Drinking green tea replaces the extra calories and sugar substances obtain from other drinks. There's no sugar or calories in green tea. Weight loss for green tea goes well with exercise, and proper diets.


2.) Drinking green can lower cholesterol. Green tea helps lower high LDL cholesterol, that leads to cardiovascular health risks. Green tea is high in catechins, which helps those suffering from high cholesterol in their blood. Green tea helps prevent 73% of blockage from bad cholesterol.


3.) Drinking green tea protects against cardiovascular disease. 60% of Japanese people smoke, but have lower heart disease than Americans. According to a study in Japan from M.D Shinichi Kuriyama, 31% of women lowered risk of cardiovascular disease by drinking 5 cups of green tea daily. Men lowered the risk by 22%.


4.) Drinking green tea prevents blood clotting. Green tea helps thin blood. Blood clots can lead to potential high health risks like heart attacks. Green tea has proven to help in blocking the formation of thromboxane. Thromboxane narrows arteries, decreasing blood flow to the heart.


5.) Drinking green tea can protect against a stroke. According to the study done by Shinichi Kuriyama, 62% of women lowered the risk of dying from a stroke when drinking at least 5 cups of green tea daily. Men lowered the risk by 42%. Green tea provides healthy cell production, and protects the brain from inflammation and damage to cells. Green tea increases oxygen circulation to the brain as well. A study done in China consists of lowering the risks of strokes by 75%.


6.) Drinking green tea can prevent cancer. A study done in 1994 consists of reduction of cancer risks of up to 60% from esophageal cancer. Green tea can lower the risk of prostate cancer, breast cancer, colon cancer, ovarian cancer, cervical cancer, pancreatic cancer, and other forms of cancer. The EGCG antioxidant properties have proven to be 120% stronger than vitamin C.


7.) Drinking green tea can lower high blood pressure. Drinking green tea daily can lower risks of high blood pressure up to 65%. Just drinking green tea of just a half a cup a day, might lower high blood pressure risks up to 50% according to a Chinese study. Green tea is one of more effective remedies fo lowering hypertension naturally. High blood pressure is the largest risk of heart disease.


8.) Drinking green tea can lower triglycerides. Triglycerides are a fat found in the blood. The flavonoids found in catechins can reduce triglyceride levels up to 20%. A high level of both cholesterol and triglycerides lead to an increased chance in heart disease. An increase in carbohydrates, can lead to a higher level of triglycerides. Green tea lowers carbohydrates.


9.) Drinking green tea lowers gallstones. According to a study by Ann Hsining of the national cancer institute, women who drink only a cup of green tea a day, lowered the development of gallstones by 27%. There was a 44% reduction in gallbladder cancer, and 35% reduced risk of bile duct cancer. The results on men weren't as significant, but they were also smokers as well.


10.) Drinking green tea lowers the risk of lung cancer. Green tea might explain why a lot of heavy smokers live to the ages of 80, and 90. Green tea kills cancer cells that develop in the body, since its quite rich in antioxidants that eliminate free radicals more effectively than vitamins A and C. According to a study from Chung Shan Medical University in Taiwan, smokers and non-smokers were 5 times more likely to develop lung cancer, who didn't drink at least a cup a day. Smokers were 12 times more likely to developing lung cancer when not drinking green tea.


11.) Drinking green tea can help prevent baldness. Green might prevent baldness. Green tea extract is a natural DHT blocker. 95% of baldness is related to DHT. If you can stop DHT, then there's a chance for new hair follicles can continue to grow. Green tea supplements might be recommended, for those trying to fight baldness.


12.) Drinking green tea can prevent dementia. Green tea enhance oxygen to your brain, and the antioxidants found in green tea help provide healthy cell production in your brain. Green tea has been linked to improving cognitive health, and helps in protecting your brain. Green tea has been linked to preventing Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease as well.


13.) Drinking green tea lowers diabetes and prevents diabetes. Green tea can lower high blood sugar in the body. Green tea also maintains weight, lowers high blood pressure, which can also be linked to diabetes.


14.) Drinking green tea increases epigallocatechin-3-gallate. EGCG can prevent the death of heart muscle cells. A test done on rats, suggest that a combination of black pepper, and green tea had an increase of 130% of EGCG compared to receiving EGCG alone. The body at times doesn't use enough EGCG. EGCG can protect the body against cancer. EGCG is a gallic acid and a catechin.


15.) Drinking green tea helps treat respiratory conditions. Green tea can cure infections, and has strong antibacterial properties. Green tea is also anti-inflammatory, which can treat stomach pain, flues, colds, bronchitis, nasal congestion, headaches, and viruses.


16.) Drinking green tea can help with rheumatoid arthritis. Green tea has been effective in reducing rheumatoid arthritis. Green tea provides stronger joints, and it has anti-inflammatory properties. Green tea is a natural healer of the body.


17.) Drinking green tea can boost your immune system. Green tea fights off free radical attacks in the body. The strong antioxidants found in green tea protects the immune system, along with boosting the immune system. The polyphenols and catechins are very powerful antioxidants that kills numerous of diseases, bacteria, toxins, fungi, allergens and other harmful substances to the body.


18.) Drinking green tea can promote good bone production. According to Australians, green tea prevents a 2.8% increase in bone density. Green tea provides stronger bone production and can prevent osteoporosis as well. Those trying to build stronger muscles and bones should drink more green tea.

Green tea also can prevent iron absorption, since it contains tannin. Those who have iron deficiency, should be careful how much green tea they drink. Too much iron can lead to health risks though.


19.) Drinking green tea can provide anti-aging effects on the body. The high amounts of vitamin E and catechin fight off free radical attacks in the body. Drinking green tea can improve your physical appearance and benefit your skin's condition. Green tea can provide healthy cell production, and repair damaged skin naturally.


20.) Drinking green tea can prevent a bad oral hygiene. Green tea containing antibacterial properties, and can also help cure bad breath. The natural fluorine contain in green tea can prevent cavities. Drinking green tea for better oral hygiene will provide less plaque, and gingivitis buildup. Drinking green tea can prevent food poisoning as well, since its anti-viral, and antibacterial.

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Comments

Feb 16, 2011 1:52am
CortCaldwell
People may be very interesting in caffeine information when reading your article. The most important stat you should have included would have indicated as follows (for example) commonly available green tea brands (eg Stash Green Tea) contain 26mg of caffeine per *cup* (feel free to note that brewing strength differs, therefore these are averages). Commonly available soda ranges from 0 to about 45 mg per *can* (which is 355ml). Overall your info, especially on what many would consider the key nutritional metric, is inaccurate.

Quotes:
"According to a nutritional chart on whfoods, green tea only consists of 0.06 mg of caffeine."

"There are no green tea side effects. Even if you drink 4-5 cups of day, that still doesn't compare to how much caffeine soda and caffeine contains."

Very nice detail nevertheless. Good luck with future articles!
Nov 7, 2011 9:00am
articlesub
Love green tea... It really gives many good things to us and our body. i take at least 2-3 cups a day and it gives me a lot benefits :)
Dec 3, 2011 12:35pm
brlamc
Great article on tea. My girlfriend hates the stuff but I love it and can't get enough. I like drinking it when I have a cold with lemon, it's better than any cold medication.
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