Green Tea Health Benefits

by Sam Malone

There are a number of benefits of drinking green tea. These benefits have been known to the Chinese for centuries, and they have been successfully reaping the benefits of drinking green tea. Western societies, however, have only in the recent years re-discovered the benefits of drinking green tea and are able to provide hard evidence of the healing properties of green tea.

The benefits of drinking green tea include providing a number of preventive and healing processes to help deal with diseases such as heart disease, rheumatoid arthritis, impaired immune functions, and cancer. The benefits of drinking green tea also include dealing with high cholesterol levels and improving the levels of cholesterol in your body. If you drink the amount of green tea that is recommended, you can cleanse your body of toxins that are responsible for a number of health problems. Drinking green tea helps us relax and at the same time energizes us to go about our daily chores.

Here are some benefits of drinking green tea.

  • Drinking green tea for slimming or weight loss can be extremely beneficial. Research has proven that drinking tea five times a day regularly helps you reduce your weight. You can lose around seventy calories in a day. Using green tree extract for weight loss is extremely popular, and many diet pills have this extract as part of their ingredients. However, care should be taken before popping these pills as they often have ingredients that may not be healthy. Therefore, a healthy alternative is drinking green tea for fat loss.
  • Green tea has antioxidants that protect your body's cells and at the same time help your body gets rid of cells that are malignant. This is done without creating any unwanted side effects.
  • Green tea features among the natural solutions to help you minimize or get rid of blemishes and wrinkles.
  • Yet another benefit of green tea is that it helps reduce the content of bad cholesterol and increases the count of good cholesterol in your body.
  • Certain antioxidants such as polysaccharides and polyphenols present in the tea help lower your sugar levels and blood pressure and this, in turn, prevents the onset if diabetes (type 2). Green tea also helps smother a chemical called angiotensis II that is responsible for choking your body's blood vessels. This in turn helps control your blood pressure.
  • The polyphenols and flavonoids that are there in green tea are believed to be responsible for increasing your body's immunity to considerably high levels. The receptors that lead to allergies in your system can be suppressed with the help of antioxidants present in green tea.
  • Green tea also has bacterial and antiviral properties that prevent you from falling ill with cold, contagious flu, and common cough. The antibacterial property of this tea helps prevent tooth decay, and this is done by killing the germs that are responsible for the decay. Green tea can also help those fighting against HIV. As it is antibacterial agent it is believed to be responsible for preventing the HIV from binding to the cells in your body that are healthy.
  • Some other benefits of drinking green tea are that it helps retard the development of Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, and arthritis. It has the ability to subdue enzymes that ruin the cartilage and this in turn keeps you away from arthritis. Green tea also prevents the reducing the acetylcholine levels in your body and as a result of this your development of Alzheimer's contraction slows down. The brain cells are protected from being destroyed by green tea, and thus, the chances of your contracting Parkinson's is minimized.

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