Provides protection against cancer
Green tea has been proven to be effective in protecting against certain types of cancers, including esophageal, lung, bladder, and breast cancer. Besides catechin polyphenols, green tea is also rich in epigallocatechin gallate, and both these substances have been found to inhibit the growth of cancer cells by cutting blood supply to them.
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Green tea accelerates weight loss
For all those who are weight conscious and want to lose a few extra pounds, green tea is the best choice. Drinking two to three cups of green tea everyday enhances the metabolism within body, helping you burn fat at a faster rate. In addition, the polyphenols encourage your liver to consume fatty acids, thus increasing your energy levels.
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Green tea reduces breathing problems
The antioxidants present in green tea also help reduce breathing problems, especially the oxidative stress caused by neurodegenerative diseases.
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Green tea reduces high blood pressure
Research has shown that the regular intake of green tea can reduce the risk of hypertension by 40 to 65 percent, since the antioxidants present in it have the ability to relax blood vessels.
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Green tea for acne
Green tea has also been proven to be effective in preventing and reducing skin problems, especially acne. The antioxidants present in green tea build up resistance against the radicals that damage your skin cells, while the antibacterial properties of green tea help reduce bacterial acne.
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Green tea improves cardiovascular health
Green tea contains polyphenols that are very effective when it comes to reducing bad cholesterol levels in the blood; meanwhile, it simultaneously improves the level of good cholesterol, thus reducing the risk of heart attacks, coronary artery disease, and various other cardiovascular conditions. In addition, the antioxidants present in green tea help prevent conditions like strokes and atherosclerosis.
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Green tea help prevent rheumatoid arthritis
Green tea contains the chemicals epigallocatechin gallate and epicatechin gallate, both of which have been proven to help the body avert the onset of rheumatoid arthritis, an inflammatory disease of the joints in which the patient’s joints become sore, stiff and inflamed. A cup of green tea helps reduce pain, and slows down cartilage breakdown.
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Green tea counteracts the harmful effects of smoking
Studies have suggested that drinking green tea regularly can help neutralize the harmful effects of smoking. It is believed that it can also reduce lung cancer in heavy smokers.
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Green tea prevents Alzheimer’s
A recent study has claimed that green tea contains chemicals that can control brain enzymes associated with Parkinson's and Alzheimer’s disease.
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