Green Tea – Health Benefits

You know that green tea provides many benefits for us and our health. Chinese knew about the health benefits of green tea long ago and they are using green tea to treat everything, from headaches to stress. We give you 18 good reasons why you should drink this magical herb.

1. Green Tea helps in weight loss

Green tea helps in melting fat, which is very good if we are willing to lose weight. Except burning fat, green tea also boosts our metabolism naturally. It can help us burn up to 70 calories in just one day. That means if we consume green tea regularly we can lose up to 3.5 kg (7.5 lbs) per year.

2. Green Tea reduces blood cholesterol levels

Green tea can help reducing blood cholesterol levels. It also enhances relationship between bad cholesterol and good cholesterol, by reducing bad cholesterol level.

3. Green Tea prevents heart diseases

Green tea helps preventing heart disease and stroke, thus reduces bad cholesterol level.  After a heart attack, green tea speeds up the recovery of the heart cells.

4. Green Tea reduces risk of cancer

Green tea helps reducing the risk of cancer. Antioxidants in green tea are more effective than vitamin C and also are considered to be much better than vitamin E. It helps your body protect cells from damage related to cancer.

5. Green Tea reduces the risk of arthritis

Green tea can reduce and sometimes help against the risk of rheumatoid arthritis. It protects the cartilage by blocking the enzyme that destroys cartilage.

6. Green Tea is good for treating Alzheimer’s

There is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease, but green tea helps in slowing down the process that releases acetylcholine in the brain, leading to Alzheimer’s disease, so it helps improving your memory.

7. Green Tea strengthens our bones

Green tea has high fluoride content. Fluoride helps maintaining bone strength. If you drink green tea every day, it will help you keep your bone density.

8. Green Tea for anti-aging treatment

Green tea helps against aging and helps us look beautiful and younger. This benefit comes due to the antioxidants known as polyphenols which fight against harmful effects of free radicals causing skin aging and wrinkling.

 9. Green Tea prevents obesity

Green tea prevents obesity by stopping glucose turn into fat cells. If you drink green tea and if you practice healthy diet, also if you exercise regularly, you will never be overweight and you will have nice sculpted body and excellent health.

10. Green Tea is good for patients with diabetes

Green tea improves glucose metabolism and prevents increasing of blood sugar levels.

11. Green Tea helps preventing high blood pressure

Drinking green tea helps keeping lower blood pressure by repressing angiotensin, which leads to high blood pressure.

12. Green Tea helps preventing Parkinson’s disease

People who drink green tea reduce the probability of having Parkinson’s disease. Antioxidants in green tea help preventing brain cell damage, which could cause Parkinson’s disease.

13. Green Tea is good for liver diseases

It helps preventing transplantation in people with liver failure. Green tea also destroys harmful free radicals in fatty liver.

14. Green Tea strengthens the immune system

Green tea contains flavonoids and polyphenols which help in strengthening the immune system, making your body become stronger and fight against infections.

15. Green Tea reduces blood sugar

Green tea contains polyphenols and polysaccharides that help us reducing blood sugar.

16. Green tea helps fighting flu and allergies

Green tea contains Vitamin C which helps preventing and also fighting flu. Epigallocatechin gallate which is found in green tea relieves allergies.

17. Green Tea reduces stress and helps against tooth decay

Green tea is rich in L-theanine – amino acid which can help reducing stress. Green tea also destroys viruses and bacteria which cause many dental diseases of teeth.

 18. Green Tea prevents food poisoning

Green tea contains antioxidant catechin capable of destroying bacteria responsible for food poisoning, green tea also kills toxins in our body.

 

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  2. MOHAMMAD SHAMIM SABIR

    I AM 68 YEARS OLD. HAD OPEN HEART SURGERY (BYPASS) 3.5 YEARS AGO. I HAVE HAD PROBLEM IN URINATION SINCE LONG AGO AND THIS IS IN MY FAMILY HISTORY FROM FATHER SIDE. VERY RECENT MEDICAL CHECKUP INDICATED PROSTRATE ENLARGEMENT. ON THE ADVICE OF UROLOGISTSTARTED TAKING MEDICINE FLOWMAX 0.4 MG AT NIGHT.
    WOULD BE OBLIGED TO KNOW:
    1. PARTICULAR FOOD AND FRUITS I SHOULD PREFER IN MY DIET
    2. WILL GREEN TEA (GINGER ADDED TO IT ) HELP IN ANY WAY. BEST TIME I SHOULD DRINK GREEN TEA. THANK YOU.

    1. admin ( Post author )

      Dear Mohammad,
      You should include the following foods in your diet:

      -Soy foods help enlarged prostates. Soy products, such as roasted soy nuts, soy milk, soybeans and tofu, contain phytosterols.
      -In your diet must be included fruits. Fruits helps an enlarged prostate because contains natural sugars that protect prostate glands. Men should focus on deep red fruits containing lycopene, like tomatoes, pink grapefruit and watermelon.
      -Cold-water fish, such as salmon, tuna, sardines, halibut and mackerel, contain omega-3 fatty acids.
      -Vegetables. Three servings a day of cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, cabbage, kale, cauliflower and brussels sprouts help an enlarged prostate because of the phytochemicals contained in them.
      -Nuts. nuts help enlarged prostates because they contain selenium and Vitamin E. Nuts such as Brazil nuts, almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts and peanuts are good sources of selenium and Vitamin E.

      And Yes, green tea extracts may help reduce enlarged prostate symptoms. But our proposal is to start to use Saw palmetto. Saw palmetto is one of the most popular herbal remedies for prostate enlargement. Saw palmetto can be just as effective as conventional medicine for treating an enlarged prostate, without as many side effects. No one is sure why saw palmetto works but it is believed to affect male hormones.

  3. Shalisa Heaston

    What is a good green tea to use I normally drink Lipton green tea

    1. admin ( Post author )

      Dear Shalisa,
      Green tea has amazing benefits for your health. Here are some of the amazing benefits of Green tea:
      -weight loss
      -reduces blood cholesterol levels
      -prevents heart diseases
      -reduces risk of cancer
      -reduces the risk of arthritis
      -good for treating Alzheimer’s
      -anti-aging treatment
      -prevents obesity
      -preventing high blood pressure
      -against flu and allergies
      -prevents food poisoning

  4. Steve M

    How much Green Tea should I be drinking to take advantage of these benefits? I am not a fan of tea’s in general, is there another way to consume the tea other than its normal state? Or is there a way of preparing the tea to give it different flavor?

    1. admin ( Post author )

      Dear Steve,
      It is recommended to drink 5 to 6 cups of drink tea daily, and it is better to consume tea with it’s natural flavor.

      1. Kelly

        Try squeezing a little lemon in your cup of tea. It will give a different flavor and won’t harm the benefits of the tea.

        1. admin ( Post author )

          Great advice Kelly!

  5. danial

    i recommend OG Green tea. It has an additional herb, ganoderma/reishi, with a lot of health benefits…….

  6. I am very interested know about Green Tea.
    Thanks

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