Green tea is one of the healthiest drinks one can consume, and it offers countless health benefits. In Ancient China, it was initially used only by the royalty and the wealthy, and after only the fall of the Mongolian empire, all people got the opportunity to enjoy it.
The powerful properties of green tea are due to the polyphenols it contains, that fight cancer and inflammation in the body. Moreover, the high content of catechins, Epigallocatechin Gallate or EGCG, prevents various diseases, premature aging, and fights free radical damage.
Green tea is a rich source of various minerals and vitamins, too. Here are some of the benefits of the consumption of green tea:
Lowers Risk of Heart Disease
The polyphenolic compounds in green tea prevent damage to the cardiovascular system, lower bad cholesterol and triglyceride levels, and lower the risk of heart attack and stroke.
Prevents common colds and flu
The antioxidants in green tea fight off infections and free radicals. Moreover, the multiple trace minerals and chlorophyll help the cleansing process of the body and boost the immune system.
The strong anti-inflammatory properties of this tea help digestion, and prevent issues like ulcerative colitis, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, and Crohn’s disease.
Reduces the Risk of Diabetes
The consumption of green tea lowers the type 2 diabetes risk by 42%, as found in a Japanese study.
Green tea lowers the risk of cardiovascular diseases by 31% since it improves LDL cholesterol, total cholesterol, and triglyceride levels.
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