A lot of studies show that green tea is very good for the health. Here are the reasons why:
Helps you lose weight
If you want to cut those extra inches around your tummy, drinking green tea could be a simpler way to do so. A new study shows that green tea extract increases the rate of calorie burning by the body. It reduces blood fat, cholesterol, detoxifies the body and suppresses untimely food cravings. It also eliminates excess water and thereby reduces excess weight. So the best way to get rid of that paunch is to have green tea before having your morning jog.
Reduces the risk of heart attack
Consuming green tea rapidly improves the health of the body cells lining the blood vessels and also helps in lowering one`s risk for heart disease. The flavonoids present in this tea protect the heart by relaxing the blood vessels so blood can flow more easily.
Fights against various cancers
The antioxidants in tea helps protect against a variety of cancers, including breast, colon, skin, lung, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, pancreas, liver, ovarian, prostate and oral cancers. Green tea extract is reported to induce cancer cell death and starve tumours by curbing the growth of new blood vessels that feed them.
Contrary to common beliefs that tea dehydrates, green tea provides hydration benefits similar to water. Green tea not only rehydrates as well as water does, it also has many other health benefits such as above.
Prevention and treatment of neurological diseases
Regular consumption of green tea could help in prevention of degenerative and neurological diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson`s because of the Polyphenols that help maintains the parts of the brain that regulate learning and memory.
Anti- Ageing benefits
Antioxidants found in green tea fight free radicals thereby keeping a check on ageing and promoting longevity. It contains high levels of oligomeric proanthocyanidins one of the most powerful antioxidants that makes green tea help in slowing down the premature ageing process.
Boosts your immunity
Polyphenols and Flavonoids present in green tea boost the immune system to make the human body stronger in fighting various infections. Also, Vitamin C is present in green tea that we all know to be a strong defence in various diseases.