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Shvoong Home>Medicine & Health>Alternative Medicine>Natural Wonders– Green Tea Review

Natural Wonders– Green Tea

Book Review   by:RANDHIRSINGH04     Original Author: randhir
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Enough And Beyond Has Been Written

About Green Tea And its Numerous

Health Benefit.

How Exactly Does it Help Your Body?

Read On To Find Out.

Green Tea & its Nutrients

All Kinds Of Tea,

Be it Black,

Green Or Oolong,

Comes From The Camellia Sinensis Plant.

The Colour Of The Tea Depends Upon

The Amount Of Fermentation it Has

Been Through.

Oolong Tea is Partially Fermented,

Black Tea is Completely Fermented

And Green Tea is Not Fermented At All.

It is Produced By Steaming Fresh Tea

Leaves At Very High Temperature.

That Tea is Rich in Antioxidants is A Given,

But Green Tea is Known To Contain

Large Amounts Of Polyphenols,

Thearubigins, Epicatechins And

Catechins

All Types Of An Antioxidant Known

As Flavanoids.
Green Tea And its Health Benefits:-

Heart Healthy: Regular consumption of green tea has been known to reduce overall cholesterol levels,

especially the bad LDL cholesterol which ultimately reduces the risk of heart attacks and heart diseases.

Fights cancer: Catechins present in green tea,

are the flavanoids which fight free radicals that damage DNA and increase the risk of cancer.

Since green tea is not put through a whole lot of

processing, catechins, especially

epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) are available in

larger numbers.

Helps You Lose Weight : Can a simple activity like drinking green tea help you lose weight?

Recent studies show that catechins help combat

accumulated fat and aid in weight loss.

Experts say that this fat reducing property

catechins can help in a number of lifestyle

disease, including obesity.

Boosts Your immune System :

The antioxidants in green tea help give your

immune system a boost of good health which

helps keep common ailments like the flu away.

Happy teeth:

Catechins are also antibacterial,

which is why they are so great in fighting tooth decay,

gum diseases and bad breath.

Additionally, they also reduce the formation of plaque.

Prevents Diabetes :

Preliminary studies show that green tea may help

to prevent or at the very least,

slow down the onset of diabetes.

The same study also suggested that green tea

acts a very good agent in lowering your blood sugar.

Improves Bone Health :

Studies show that not only can drinking green tea

help improve bone density and help reduce the

risk of a fracture, it also encourages bone formation.

Reduces The Risk Of Parkinson’s & Alzheimer’s :

Research shows that polyphenols present in

green tea helps in improving concentration,

prevents memory loss and helps reduce the

accumulation of brain damaging proteins in your body.

Great For Your Skin :

Not just as a drink, skin care products with green

tea extracts are also wonderful for your skin as it helps your skin stay supple.

The antioxidants in green tea are also known to help keep wrinkles at bay.

Experts suggest anywhere from 2-5 cups daily can help you rake in maximum benefit from this natural wonder. Try the decaffeinated version if you’re worried about the caffeine.

So are you ready to ditch your coffee for this healthy cuppa?


Published: March 21, 2012   
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