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The Health Benefits of Green Tea

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Green tea is a natural remedy and it is beneficial for pain and other medical problems. The history of green tea can be traced down since ages. People used to have green tea during the ancient times; it is still as valuable and good as in ancient times. Numerous wonders are hidden in this herbal drink. Primeval Chinese people have used it for medical purposes as they knew green tea was favorable for health. Green tea is useful for headaches and depressions. Chinese history holds great importance for green tea.  More than a decade's worth of research about green tea's health benefits — particularly its potential to fight cancer and heart disease — has been more than intriguing, as have limited studies about green tea's role in lowering cholesterol, burning fat, preventing diabetes and stroke, and staving off dementia.

This is official that tea is good for your health. So go ahead and relish that hot cup of green tea to realize its power and enjoy its numerous health benefits.

Helps you lose weight

If you want to cut those extra inches around your tummy, switching to green tea could be a simpler way. A new study shows that green tea extract increases the rate of calorie burning by the body. It reduces blood fat, cholesterol, bloated ness, detoxifies the body and suppresses untimely food cravings. Enabled with diuretic properties, 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 along with the right amount of bodily exercise.

Boosts exercise endurance

According to scientists, antioxidants present in green tea extracts increase body’s ability to burn fat as fuel which accounts for improved muscle endurance. It also enhances energy levels and boosts your metabolism.

Reduces the risk of heart attack

Drinking green tea rapidly improves the health of 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. So, protect your heart and have green tea on a regular basis.

Fights against various cancers

The antioxidants in tea helps protect against a shipload of cancers, including breast, colon, colorectal, 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 tumors by curbing the growth of new blood vessels that feed them.

Hydration benefits

If you love drinking green tea then there is good news for you. Contrary to common belief that tea dehydrates, green tea provides hydration benefits similar to water. Tea not only rehydrates as well as water does, it also has many other health benefits.

Protection from harmful ultraviolet rays

The sun’s UV rays in summer act as a constant threat. Green tea is rich in antioxidants that scavenge harmful free radicals in the body according to researches. Also using green tea extracts along with your sunscreen could afford you the greatest level of sun protection.

Keeps diabetes in check

Green tea can do wonders to a person suffering from diabetes. Green tea apparently helps regulate glucose levels slowing the rise of blood sugar. It also triggers and stimulates insulin production and activates the functioning of pancreas to some extent. Blood sugar level in the body is also normalized and regularized by the use of green tea.

Prevention and treatment of neurological diseases

Polyphenols in green tea may help maintain the parts of brain that regulate learning and memory. So, regular consumption of green tea could help in prevention of degenerative and neurological diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

Anti- Ageing benefits

Antioxidants found in green tea fight free radicals thereby keeping a check on ageing and promoting longevity. Because it contains high levels of oligomeric proanthocyanidins one of the most powerful antioxidants, Green Tea is thought to help slow down the premature ageing process.

Boosts your immunity

Polyphenols and Flavo-noids present in green tea boost the immune system to make the human body stronger in fighting various infections. Also, Vitamin C present in green tea keeps cold and flu away.