Benefits of Drinking Green Tea

sofa8485 By sofa8485, 14th Mar 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Health and Beauty Benefits of Drinking Green Tea Every Day

Health and Beauty Benefits for Drinking Green Tea

Green tea has been consumed as a traditional medicine in the east especially in China, Japan, India and Thailand for four or five thousand years. Green tea has attracted a lot of attention in recent years because of its health and beauty benefits. A lot of research has been conducted by scientists within the modern State, both Asia and West.

Green tea contains very powerful antioxidants and it can be very helpful to overcome various kinds of diseases and health problems because green tea leaves contains polyphenol. The most important one being eipgallocatechin gallate (EGCG). EGCG is known as a very powerful antioxidant and has shown to inhibit the growth of cancer cells and kills cancer cell without injuring healthy body tissues.
Clinical research and studies have shown that green tea can be very beneficial if used properly. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, some of the most important benefits are as follow:

Medical Benefits:

1. Helps with digestion.

2. Prevents and fight cancer.

3. Lowers cholesterol.

4. Helps and prevent cardiovascular disease.

5. Helps and prevent rheumatoid arthritis.

6. Reduces blood pressure.

7. Prevents and fight diabetes.

8. Reduces inflammation.

9. Reduces stress and boost brain power.

10. Detoxify and purifies body.

11. Helps with tooth decay.

12. Boost metabolism.

13. Improves circulation.

14. Fights bacteria.

15. Helps lose weight.

16. Treats depression.

17. Cures headaches.

Skin Benefits:

1. Lighten up skin and clears up acne.

2. Rejuvenate skin cells.

3. Neutralizes UV light.

4. Slows down the aging process.

Harmful Side Effects?

To date, no severe side effects have been reported except for insomnia. It contains caffeine, but is less comparatively to coffee. The benefits of drinking green tea greatly preponderates the side effects of caffeine, thus making it a miracle tea.

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author avatar Dafeenah
28th Mar 2011 (#)

Very informative. I love green tea. I use to drink it all of the time but I can't seem to find it now that I moved. Thanks for sharing.

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author avatar Tranquilpen
5th May 2011 (#)

Thank you sofa8485 Good article.

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author avatar Jenny
30th Aug 2011 (#)

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