Coffee, Health Benefits

16 Reason to drink more green tea

2 Comments 04 May 2012

We have published many articles extolling the health benefits of drinking coffee daily. However, we have never published anything listing the benefits of drinking green tea, which also has many health benefits. Therefore, here are sixteen reasons why you should drink more green tea. Smokers and drinkers please pay special attention to reasons #10 & #11.

1. Green tea prolongs your life. According to a Japanese study, people who consumed 5 or more cups a day had a significantly lower risk of death from all causes, especially lower risk of dying from cardiovascular disease and stroke.

2. Green tea is an excellent source of antioxidants that fight against free radicals that can cause cell and skin damage.

3. Green tea reduces risk of cancer. The antioxidants in green tea are 100 times more effective than vitamin C and 25 times better than vitamin E.

4. Green tea promotes fat burning and enables you to exercise longer. It raises your resting metabolism by 4-8%, according to a French research team.

5. The flavonoids in green tea lower blood cholesterol, reduces LDL (bad cholesterol) counts

6. L-theanine an amino acid found in green tea can also help to relieve stress and anxiety

7. Green tea boosts brainpower. The polyphenols and epigalochatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), a very strong antioxidant, enhance learning, memory ability, and overall brain function

8. The polyphenols and polysaccharides in green tea lowering blood sugar

9. Green tea helps reduce blood pressure by reducing angiotensin

10. Green tea helps to protect your lungs from smoking and the Theophylline in green tea relaxes the respiratory tract reducing the impact of asthma

11. Green tea helps to protect your liver from alcohol. Research shows that green tea destroys harmful free radicals in fatty livers.

12. Green tea prevents tooth decay and cures bad breath. It kills the bacteria that cause dental plaques and halitosis (bad breath) and increases the acid resistance of tooth enamel.

13. Green tea helps preserve and build bones. Australian researchers report that bone mineral density is 2.8% greater in green tea drinkers than non-drinkers.

14. Green tea boosts your immunity against illnesses

15. Green tea reduces inflammation – reducing the risk of rheumatoid arthritis

16. Green tea rehydrates you better than water alone

Your Comments

2 Comments so far

  1. William says:

    Now does this just apply to the hot version or cold version made by lipton too?

  2. David Voth says:

    It applies to all types. However, there are some that are more potent. To find the best quality go to a proper health food store and talk to someone there who can advise you. If you have a Whole Foods close by, I recommend their 365 brand organic green tea. It’s very good and reasonably priced.

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