Girl's Health

Green Tea: Good for your Health

Green tea is a type of tea that is made from Camellia sinensis leaves that have not undergone the same withering and oxidation process used to make oolong and black tea. Green tea has been used as a medicine for thousands of years and it is one of the best home remedy to treat conditions such as headaches and depression.

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Green tea has proven to be loaded with antioxidants and nutrients that have powerful effects on the body. This includes brain function, fat loss, a lower risk of cancer and many other incredible benefits. Here are the health benefits of dinking organic green tea daily:

  1. Weight loss

Green tea increases the metabolism. The polyphenol found in green tea works to intensify levels of fat oxidation and the rate at which your body turns food into calories.

  1. Diabetes

Green tea can prevent high insulin spikes and resulting fat storage. Green tea helps regulate glucose levels, slowing the rise of sugar after eating.

  1. Heart diseases

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Green tea works on the lining of blood vessel and helps them stay able to withstand changes in blood pressure, improving relaxation.

  1. Healthy teeth

Green tea can kill bacteria and inhibit viruses like the influenza virus, which lowers your risk of infection and improves dental health.

  1. Cholesterol

Green tea reduces the bad cholesterol and improves the ratio of good cholesterol to bad cholesterol.

  1. Brain function

The compounds in green tea can improve brain function and make you smarter. The ingredient is the caffeine, though in this case, is not as much as in coffee, which acts as the stimulant.

  1. Blood pressure

Daily consumption of green tea is thought to reduce the risk of high blood pressure.

  1. Depression

Green tea contain a natural amino acid that provides a tranquilizing effect and becomes of great benefit to tea drinkers.

  1. Anti-bacteria and anti-viral

Tea catechins are strong antibacterial and antiviral agents, which make them effective for treating everything from influenza to cancer.

  1. Stress

Thiamine in green tea produces a calming effect, and is therefore suitable for one when they are stressed.

  1. Cancer

Antioxidants in green tea may lower risk of various types of cancer such as breast cancer, prostate cancer and colorectal cancer.

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