Recently, my dear, beautiful and amazing sister Adriana told me that she’d fallen in love with green tea for its incredible health benefits.
She was talking about it with so much excitement that I got really inspired and did a little research myself. I have to say that I found out some very interesting facts about this kind of tea. It can be helpful in many areas, like:
1. Weight Loss. Green tea increases the metabolism. The polyphenol found in green tea works to intensify levels of fat oxidation and the rate at which your body turns food into calories.
2. Diabetes. Green tea apparently helps regulate glucose levels slowing the rise of blood sugar after eating. This can prevent high insulin spikes and resulting fat storage.
3. Heart Disease. Scientists think, green tea works on the lining of blood vessels, helping keep them stay relaxed and better able to withstand changes in blood pressure. It may also protect against the formation of clots, which are the primary cause of heart attacks.
4. Esophageal Cancer. It can reduce the risk of esophageal cancer, but it is also widely thought to kill cancer cells in general without damaging the healthy tissue around them.
5. Cholesterol. Green tea reduces bad cholesterol in the blood and improves the ratio of good cholesterol to bad cholesterol.
6. Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. It is said to delay the deterioration caused by Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Studies carried out on mice showed that green tea protected brain cells from dying and restored damaged brain cells.
7. Tooth Decay. Studies suggests that the chemical antioxidant “catechin” in tea can destroy bacteria and viruses that cause throat infections, dental caries and other dental conditions
8. Blood Pressure. Regular consumption of green tea is thought to reduce the risk of high blood pressure.
9. Depression. Theanine is an amino acid naturally found in tea leaves. It is this substance that is thought to provide a relaxing and tranquilizing effect and be a great benefit to tea drinkers.
10. Anti-viral and Anti-bacterial. Tea catechins are strong antibacterial and antiviral agents which make them effective for treating everything from influenza to cancer. In some studies green tea has been shown to inhibit the spread of many diseases.
11. Skincare. Green tea can apparently also help with wrinkles and the signs of aging, This is because of their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities. Both animal and human studies have demonstrated that green tea applied topically can reduce sun damage.
Isn’t that just amazing?
I am now officially a fan.
And you, dear friends, do you like this kind of tea?
(All the information come from lifehack.org.)
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7 thoughts on “Green Tea”
Go green tea!!! I am having a cup of this amazing goodness with honey every day during my lunch time at work. Love it!!!
For quite some time, I have been trying to befriend green tea. It seemed to me that it tastes a bit bitter and boring. But then I discovered green tea and fruit infusions and I am a fan now. And after reading your list, even more so.
Wow…it’s just amazing! I’m going to start drinking it ridge away 🙂
Thanks for the ideas on green tea and diabetes! After reading your post did some search. Amasing! Should start drinking it.
every day (in afternoon) I drink green tea .I add a small piece of fresh ginger in the pot & brew the tea for 3 Minute . I love it .xox,zohreh
Have any of your research-y travels said how much green tea you need to drink to gain any of these benefits? I have had at least 2 cups per day if not more, I have plateaued in my weight loss journey! I have not found the answer to my question, but maybe you and your fans have..?
I am exercising well and eating better, tracking all of my input as well. SIGH.
I hope that you know. And I mean it’s not like I am suffering the stuff. Green tea is warm and tastes fine. I quite enjoy it. But it makes me sad that I am not experiencing the benefits it is purported to have.
Theanine has a chemical structure very similar to glutamate, a naturally occurring amino acid in the body that helps transmit nerve impulses in the brain. Some of the effects of theanine appear to be similar to glutamate, and some effects seem to block glutamate.^-;”
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