You ought to include three cups of green tea in your daily health regimen. This article supports this piece of advice with relevant facts.

Is Green Tea Good For You?

It’s a beautiful day. The breath-taking view from your window, the comfort of your throne, the soft whirling breeze lashing upon your cheeks are mere add-ons to the magic cup of hot green tea clasped in your hand; the pioneering source of all contentment. You inhale the refreshing aromas of the miraculous green tea, and exhale a deep sigh of relief. Green tea defies the theory that all good things to the palate are detrimental to your body. In fact, the ancient Chinese strictly adhered to the proverb “Better to be deprived of food for three days, than tea for one." The Chinese were perhaps the first to discover the medicinal benefits of green tea, relying on it to cure anything from headaches to depression. Recently, researchers from the University of Purdue concluded that green tea contains a compound that inhibits the growth of cancer cells. There is absolutely no doubt that green tea is good for you. Drink a couple of cups of high quality green tea on a regular basis, and be as fit as a fiddle, or perhaps better. Go through the core reasons on what makes green tea so good for your body.
Benefits Of Green Tea
  • The icing on the cake is that green tea is principally rich in catechin polyphenols, and the cherry on the icing is epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG). EGCG is a powerful anti-oxidant that does wonders to our body. Not only does it inhibit the maturity of cancer cells, but it can also kill and eradicate these cancer cells without causing any harm to our healthy tissues.
  • The high content of EGCG is phenomenal in lowering LDL cholesterol levels. It raises the levels of good cholesterol (HDL) over bad cholesterol (LDL). Moreover, it gracefully hampers the abnormal formation of blood clots, which often leads to heart diseases. This EGCG reduces cell damage, hinders mutation in cells, blocks growth of tumours, and restricts entry of the liver enzymes, which convert pro-carcinogens (i.e. harmless substances in the body that can turn into cancer agents) into perilous carcinogens. Scientific studies have also revealed that this effect is 10 to 100 times more potent in green tea than in black tea.
  • With every sip of your delightful green tea, bid adieu to the bacteria that threaten to burden you with tooth decays. Green tea is not only effective in preventing food poisoning but also kills the bacteria that cause dental plaque.
  • Green tea greatly boosts the blood's antioxidant capacity. Various research conducted on animals have also revealed that green tea possesses the ability to prevent lung cancer.
  • Chemotherapy and radiation treatments are essential in the treatment of patients diagnosed with cancer. However, such treatments negatively impact bone marrow, and lower white blood cell count. Fortunately, the polyphenols in green tea can boost white blood cells, and hence serve as an excellent supplement to these treatments.
  • Men who drink two to three cups of green tea everyday are less vulnerable to prostate cancer while women who drink more than five cups of green tea a day have reported to have fewer occurrences of breast cancer. Although, more research needs to be done to prove the claim, the antioxidants in green tea can be considered as a wonderful reason to switch to green tea from any other beverage.
  • Green tea efficiently speeds up the process of losing weight. It acts as a superb appetite suppressant, and thus renders dieting much easier, and comfortable. The catechins present in green tea enable the levels of metabolism-boosting brain chemical norepinephrine to soar.
  • Green tea is good for healthy skin and prevents wrinkles. It battles with the cancer-inducing free radicals which attack your skin, and give rise to blemishes and wrinkles.
  • Smokers who drink green tea are somehow salvaged as the damage to blood vessels is partially thwarted.
  • Among other health benefits, green tea also boosts the immune system, cures digestive disorders, controls blood sugar levels, eliminates stress and encourages relaxation. Green tea is also known to protect the kidney, and liver from invasive maladies.

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