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Your Cup of Health! The Green Tea

Posted by Anne Trueman on Mon, Mar 10, 2014  
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Obtained from Camellia sinensis, green tea has become immensely popular over the years. Credit goes to its amazing health benefits. If you are not drinking few cups of this health packed tea, believe me, you are showing no concern to your health.

 

Green tea originated from China and Chinese have known the benefits of this amazing tea since times immemorial.

 

The secret of healthy green tea is hidden in the fact that it has high quantities of catechin polyphenols, especially epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG). This is a powerful anti-oxidant and helps in wading off cancerous cells.

Here are listed some healthy reasons that should encourage you to drink green tea.

 

Fights cancer-

Surprised, how a simple cup of green tea can help you increase your chances of fighting the invasion of cancer? But studies have shown that green tea has some important antioxidants that are effective in protecting body cells from the damage caused by cancer.

 

Good for your heart-

Green tea can effectively prevent the susceptibility to heart ailments and stroke. It lowers the cholesterol level in the body and keeps your heart healthy.

 

Delays Aging-

Want to look young! Green tea is the ultimate answer. It contains polyphenol, an antioxidant that is responsible for promoting longevity and delaying the process of aging.

 

Aids weight loss-

Green tea helps you lose those accumulated calories that you always wanted to get rid of.

 

Good for skin:

Green tea has antioxidants that are effective in preventing the skin from the adverse effects of free radicals. The process of aging and wrinkle formation is delayed by drinking green tea.

 

Green tea and arthritis:

The risk of rheumatoid arthritis can be evaded by drinking green tea. It blocks the enzyme causing cartilage damage and thus protects cartilage.

 

Green tea and bones:

Due to the presence of high fluoride content, green tea strengthens your bones and keeps them viable and strong.

 

Green tea and cholesterol:

The humble green tea is helpful in keeping cholesterol level under control. Besides this it also reduces the ratio of bad cholesterol to good cholesterol, in other words, it lowers the level of bad cholesterol.

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