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Health Benefits of Green Tea!!

 28 July 2014
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Health Benefits of Green Tea!!

Green tea, native to China and India, has been consumed and hailed for its health benefits for centuries globally.

 
Tea is considered the most consumed beverage in the world behind water, however 78% of the tea consumed worldwide is black and only about 20% is green.
 
 
 
 
So, here are few benefits of green tea:
 
 
 

1. Heart Disease:Drinking green tea rapidly improves the health of body cells lining the blood vessels. The flavonoids present in this tea protect the heart by relaxing the blood vessels so blood can flow more easily thereby preventing the formation of clots, which are the primary cause of heart attacks. So, protect your heart and have green tea on a regular basis.
 

  1. Prevention Against Diabetes:Green tea can do wonders to a person suffering from diabetes.Green tea apparently helps regulate glucose levels slowing the rise of blood sugar. This can prevent high insulin spikes and resulting fat storage.
  2. Esophageal Cancer:It can reduce the risk of esophageal cancer, but it is also widely thought to kill cancer cells in general without damaging the healthy tissue around them.
     
  3. 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.
     
  4. Anti- Ageing benefits:Antioxidants found in green tea fight free radicals thereby keeping a check on ageing and promoting longevity. Green Tea is also considered to help slow down the premature ageing process.
     
  5. Cholesterol: Green tea reduces bad cholesterol in the blood and improves the ratio of good cholesterol to bad cholesterol.
     
  6. Tooth Decay: Studies suggests that the chemical antioxidant “catechin” in green tea can destroy bacteria and viruses that cause throat infections, dental caries and other dental conditions.
     
  7. 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 metabolism.
     
  8. Boosts 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 present in green tea keeps cold and flu away.
     
  9. Helps lose weight: If anyone wants to cut those extra inches around the tummy, switching to green tea could be a simpler way. It reduces blood fat, cholesterol, 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 those extra kilos is to have green tea along with the right amount of bodily exercise.
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