Why Green Tea Is Good For You

Why Green Tea Is Good For You

The Benefits of Drinking Green Tea- And Why It Is Good For You

Green Tea may help treat a wide range of health conditions.

Chinese and Indian traditional uses of green tea include treating gas, regulating body temperature and blood sugar, promoting digestion, and improving mental processes. Practitioners also used green tea as a stimulant, a diuretic, an astringent, and to improve heart health.

Many studies have revealed that free radicals contribute to the aging process as well as the development of a number of health problems, including cancer and heart disease. Antioxidants such as polyphenols in green tea can neutralize these free radicals and may help to reduce or even prevent some of the damage they cause.

Green tea has been extensively studied in people, animals, and laboratory experiments. Results from these studies suggest that green tea may help treat a wide range of health conditions, some of which are listed below.

  • Improves blood flow.
  • Improves the ratio of good cholesterol to bad cholesterol.
  • Helps lower high blood pressure.Why Green Tea is Good for You
  • Protects from congestive heart failure.
  • Allows for greater activity in the working-memory area of the brain.
  • Helps block the formation of plaques that are linked to Alzheimer’s disease. Studies show that green tea protects brain cells from dying and restores damaged brain cells.
  • Helps keep blood sugar stable.
  • Green tea increases metabolism assisting with and contributing to weight loss.
  • Helps regulate glucose levels slowing the rise of blood sugar after eating. This can prevent high insulin spikes and the resulting fat storage.
  • Can reduce the risk of esophageal cancer, but it is also widely thought to kill cancer cells in general.
  • The chemical antioxidant “catechin” in tea can destroy bacteria and viruses that cause throat infections, dental caries and other dental conditions.
  • Green tea can apparently also help with wrinkles and the signs of aging. This is because of it’s antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities.

Why Green Tea Is Good For You

What Is Green Tea?

Cultivated for centuries, tea had it’s beginnings in India and China and is now the most widely consumed beverage in the world, second only to water. Tea has three main varieties, green, black, and oolong. Their differences stem from how these three varieties are processed.

Green tea is made from unfermented leaves and reportedly contains the highest concentration of antioxidants called polyphenols. Many studies suggest that green tea (Camellia sinesis) in particular has many health benefits.

Loaded with antioxidants and nutrients that have powerful effects on the human body, green tea improves brain function, helps with fat loss, and lowers the risk of cancer. 

 

Final Thoughts

As stated above, there are many benefits to drinking green tea. One cup of green tea provides roughly 100 mg of polyphenols337 and has antioxidant effects that are greater than a serving of broccoli, spinach, carrots or strawberries.

However the reality is that one cup of tea a day may not give you all of the antioxidant advantages needed by the body. The interpretation is still in question as to how much green tea daily will be sufficient to see all the goodness which can be derived from this magnificent plant, the tea bush (Camellia sinensis).

So to take advantage of all the benefits derived from drinking green tea, you may want to consider taking a green tea supplement as well. I drink Green Tea, but I also supplement, and I highly recommend Life Extension’s decaffeinated Mega Green Tea Extract (vegetarian capsules). One capsule of Life Extension’s Mega Green Tea Extract provides more polyphenols than you get from drinking seven cups of green tea.

 

 

PS: I hope you enjoyed this article. Join the conversation and let me know what you think of  Green Tea – share your experiences below!

 

To your good health,

Tom

 

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Thomas

Great article! I have long been an advocate of the benefits of green tea. However I did not realize that one cup of tea a day may not give you all of the antioxidant benefits needed. I now know that I will be adding Life Extension’s decaffeinated Mega Green Tea Extract as a supplement along with drinking my tea.

Thanks for the great information.

T!

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Marant

Hi Tom,
I have heard for years about the benefits of drinking green tea. Now thanks to this post I actually know what some of those benefits are! I am very surprised to learn Green Tea can actually ward off Alzheimer’s and destroy cancer! Thanks for putting up this great post.

Marant

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    Tom

    Hi Marant- I am glad you enjoyed the article and hope it contributed to further your knowledge of the amazing benefits of drinking Green Tea!

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Spitz

Hi Tom-Next time that I’m in a supermarket I’ll buy some Green Tea to give it a try, as well as ordering some of Life Extension’s Mega Green Tea Extract. I hope that it’ll taste good as well. 🙂 Nice article, thanks for the information!

-Spitz

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    Tom

    Hi Spitz- Try some raw honey and organic lemon with your green tea, I promise it will taste great!

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Marith

Hi Tom,
I am not a big tea-drinker myself, but my husband drinks a lot of green tea. He is always telling me how healthy it is, but I never really listened. Well, now I have to tell him he is right, and no wife enjoys saying that…..
Since I am more into coffee, I will try your Life Extension’s decaffeinated Mega Green Tea Extract. That way I can get most of the benefits without drinking tea all day.
Thank you for this info, sharing to G+

~Marith

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    Tom

    Hi Marith- Most of us really don’t realize that green tea improves brain function, helps with fat loss, and lowers the risk of cancer.That’s why I wrote this article, to inform my readers of all the health benefits associated with drinking green tea. But I’m with you, being a coffee drinker myself I don’t drink as much tea, so I supplement and my choice in supplements is Life Extension’s decaffeinated Mega Green Tea Extract!

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Phil L

Tom, we agree on so many things it’s scary.
Once again Green Tea, I’m a huge fan.
I do have a several cups of coffee in the morning, but for the rest of the day at work I have a huge mug of green tea.
I don’t know if I’m drinking 7 cups, but I do use on average three tea bags per day. I start with one bag and then when that mug is finished I’ll add a second bag to the mug. Then a third bag, never removing the first or second bag. I just keep adding hot water.

At night at home with dinner and after it’s just water. That’s what I drink, except for my one Foster’s with my cheat meal for the week.

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    Tom

    Hi Phil- Remember that for those of us who for whatever reason just can’t drink tea, you can always supplement. I highly recommend Life Extension’s decaffeinated Mega Green Tea Extract (vegetarian capsules). One capsule of Life Extension’s Mega Green Tea Extract provides more polyphenols than you get from drinking seven cups of green tea.

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Phil L

“Remember that for those of us who for whatever reason just can’t drink tea, you can always supplement.”

Tom, my boss has an ulcer and said he can’t drink Green Tea, do you think he would be okay with Green Tea Extract?

Phil
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    Tom

    Hi Phil- I don’t see why not. As always, have him check with his physician first before starting any supplement regiment.

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