Ten Health Benefits of Green Tea

Green tea has several health benefits and being used in most parts of Asia for hundreds of years. The health benefits of green tea ranges from prevention of various types of cancers to lowering of blood pressure. The green tea retains most of its natural ingredients (such as phytonutrients, polyphenols, antioxidants and many beneficial ingredients), because it is not allowed to ferment in the process of manufacturing it, whereas black tea, which most of us commonly use is allowed to ferment to an extent during processing the tea at the factories.

Most of us know about the benefits of drinking green tea, but many of you may not know what are the actual benefits of green tea. Here is the list of health benefits of green tea:

  • Green tea drinking regularly can reduce bad cholesterol (LDL or low density lipoprotein) and improve good cholesterol (HDL or high density lipoprotein) and improve your lipid profile, which is essential for keeping cardiovascular health.
  • Green tea is good for heart diseases. Green tea has a relaxing effect on blood vessel walls and helpful in reducing blood pressure and also help in preventing deposition of cholesterol in blood vessel walls that may block the blood vessels of heart and cause heart attack.
  • Diabetics can benefit from drinking green tea regularly as it can slow down rise of blood sugar after eating a meal and control blood sugar level.
  • Green tea is a good for weight loss. At present obesity is a major health problem throughout the world and it has reached epidemic proportion. But weight loss is not an easy task. Drinking green tea regularly can aid in weight loss. Green tea improves metabolism and ingredients such as polyphenols help in increased breakdown of fat stores and convert them into calories for expenditure, which aid weight loss.
  • Drinking green tea regularly can reduce risk of various cancers such as esophageal cancer.
  • Green tea can help in lowering blood pressure in hypertensive individuals. Green tea has relaxing effect on blood vessel walls which help to lower blood pressure.
  • Various antioxidants present in green tea can help in removing various germs (bacteria and viruses) that causes tooth decay, cavities, gum problems as well as sore throat. Taking green tea regularly is good for oral health.
  • There are study reports that regular intake of green tea can delay development of Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinsonism.
  • Regular drinking of green tea can reduce incidence of depression. Various nutrients present in green tea can act as mood stimulants and reduce depression incidences.
  • Green tea is good for skin care too. Antioxidants present in green tea help fight skin wrinkles and aging effects on skin by fighting the harmful free radicals that are responsible for cell damage and aging of cells.

 

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