Green Tea Health Benefits

Question: Green tea is everywhere! I know it's good for me but I'm not really sure why. What are some green tea health benefits?

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Answer: You are right. Green tea is everywhere. Consumers are constantly being told that the health benefits of green tea are numerous, however; like you, many people do not know what those numerous health benefits are. Some green tea health benefits include:

  • Green tea as a powerful antioxidant.
  • This is one of the reasons why green tea is so special. Green tea is rich in epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG). EGCG is a powerful antioxidant. EGCG prevents the growth of cancer cells and is able to kill cancer cells while leaving healthy tissue intact. Other benefits of the EGCG in green tea includes the lowering of cholesterol and preventing the formation of blood clots which can cause heart attacks and stroke.

  • Reducing the risk of some forms of cancer.
  • A study done in 2007 showed that women who drank more green tea have a lower risk of breast cancer than women who do not. It has also been show that men who drank green tea on a regular basis had a decreased risk of prostate cancer.

  • Green Tea is beneficial in preventing some common illnesses.
  • Western cultures are now aware of what Chinese cultures have known for years-that green tea is a natural disease fighter. It has been linked as a beneficial factor to more common illnesses and problems such as diabetes, high blood pressure, bad cholesterol, and constipation.

  • Green tea can help fight problematic skin.
  • Skin problems usually do not start in the skin. Problematic skin can be the result of toxins, inflammation, and hormonal imbalances. Green tea and it's powerful antioxidants works to correct those issues within the body.

  • It aids in weight management.
  • A green tea health benefit that most people are familiar with is its benefits in weight loss. Green tea improves energy and increases metabolism function. Unfortunately, many weight loss supplements contain low amounts of green tea and high amount of other stuff. Drinking pure green tea is best for this benefit.

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