Benefits of Green Tea
first brewed in China, where it was known as a
`MIRACLE MEDICINE. In her book, 'Green Tea: The natural
secret for a healthier life', Nadine Taylor states that
green tea has been used as a medicine in China for at
least 4000 years. Today research shows us how true that
ancient claim was. Green tea, with its medicinal properties,
is a boon for the health-conscious and a wonder, even
to modern science. The benefits of green tea are many.
The main ingredient in Green tea,
Epigallocatechingallate (EGCG) inhibits the growth of
cancer. The latest good news about Green tea comes from
a study done at the Karolinsska Institute in Stockholm.
team of researchers headed by Dr. Yihai Cao found that
Green tea can block Angiogenesis, the development of new
blood vessels that tumors need, in order to grow. In an
interview, Dr. Cao explained that the polyphenols in
tea prevent Angiogensis, which also explains why green
tea is effective in preventing cancer. According to Dr.
Hasan Mukhtar, Professor and Research Director of Case
Western University, Cleveland, studies have shown that
the risk of stomach cancer goes down as consumption of
Green tea goes up.
High-Blood Pressure and Heart Disease:
With the chaos of our daily lives,
we can do without the added tension of high blood pressure,
which can result in heart problems. Scientific studies show
that daily consumption of green tea can prevent high blood
pressure. 3 to 4 cups of Green tea a day can substantially
reduce an individuals risk of heart disease and stroke.
Tea can actually help burn Fat.
In November 1999, the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Published the results of study at the University of
in Switzerland. Researchers found that men who were given
a Green tea extract burned more calories, since Green
tea helped to excrete more fat.
Our body needs to be strong enough to fight common
diseases like the flu and other infections. Green Tea
helps to strengthen a weak immune system, guarding us from
illness and infections that take a long time to heal.
the Blood Sugar Level:
extract of Green tea has the ability to actually lower
blood sugar. It is believed that both the EGCG and polysaccharides
in Green tea are factors in lowering blood sugar.
Hygiene and Dental Care:
in Green tea protects tooth enamel and EGCG reduces the
development of bacteria growing in the plaque. Green tea
can also kill other oral bacteria, which cause bad breath.
It also stimulates the production of saliva and reduces
the harmful acids that are formed in the mouth.
Oxygen is very important to us,
but it can also be a very harmful agent in form of active
or free radical oxygen. One way to slow the ageing process
is to prevent the accumulation of active oxygen in our
body. This can be done by antioxidants, which are strongly
present in Green tea.
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