Consumed for thousand years, green tea has provided delicious medicinal benefits- weight management, disease fighting, energy boosting and stress reducing – to many cultures around the globe. Studies too shows that the components founds in such a small little teabag can do wonders for your health. If you look at the ingredients list for any fat burning supplement, chances are that green tea will be on there too.
According to one the famous dietician, green tea can help you lose weight and lower your risk of becoming obese.
“Given that green tea can boost the metabolic rate in the short term, it could help you lose wight.” She says.
So drink up, because your overall health is about to get a lot better!
Here’s a list of some of green tea’s amazing benefits- benefits that you may not have been aware of:
- Weight loss:
Green tea increases the metabolism. The polyphenol found in green tea works on intensify levels of fat oxidation and the rate at which your body turns food into calories.
Green tea apparently helps regulate glucose levels showing the rise of blood sugar after eating. This can prevent high insulin spikes and resulting fat storage.
- Heart Disease:
Scientists think, green tea works on the lining of blood vessels, helping keep them stay relaxed and better able to withstand changes in blood pressure. It may also protect against the formation of clots, which are the primary cause of heart attacks.
Green tea reduces bad cholesterol in the blood and improves the ratio of good cholesterol to bad cholesterol.
- Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s:
It is said to delay the deterioration caused by Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. studies carried out on mice showed that green tea protected brain cells from dying and restored damaged brain cells.
- Tooth decay:
Studies suggests that the chemical antioxidants “Catechin” in tea can destroy bacteria and viruses that cause throat infections, dental caries and other dental conditions.
- Blood pressure:
Regular consumption of green tea is thought to reduce the risk of high blood pressure.
Theanine is an amino acid naturally found in tea leaves. It is this substance that is thought to provide a relaxing and tranquilizing effect and be a great benefit to tea drinkers.
- Anti-viral and Anti-bacterial:
Tea catechins are strong antibacterial and antiviral agents which make them effective for treating everything from influenza to cancer. In some studies green tea has been shown to inhibit the spread of many diseases.
Green tea can apparently also help with wrinkles and the signs of aging. This because of their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities. Both animal and human studies have demonstrated that green tea applied topically can reduce sun damage.