Tea is one of the most famous beverages in the world. The consumption of tea stands second only to water when it comes to which is the most drunk beverage in the world. Whether tea reminds you of the chilled glass of much appreciated ice tea in the summers, or if it brings to mind the Boston tea party, it has been an important part of our civilization since long.
But now we have even more reason to celebrate (and drink) tea. Well we are talking about green tea, which has proven its merits in many a tests and scientific experimentations. It is considered to be greatly beneficial to health; mainly because it has a lot of antioxidants occurring naturally in the tea.
Free radicals or oxidants are the particles which have the power to damage and with time destroy our cells. The antioxidants in green tea destroys these free radicals and thus provides is with a number of health benefits, such as:
1.Acts as counterbalancing the effects of Type 2 diabetes. It can cure and prevent low blood pressure when taken for a long time every day.
2.It also has anti-inflammatory properties. This makes it very influential in the health of the digestive tract and regular intake can cure or avoid problems such as- Bowel Disease (IBD),Crohn’s disease.ulcerative colitis etc.
3.As mentioned before, the most important health benefit of green tea is the anti-oxidizing property. And cancer is mostly caused because of damage to living cell by these free radicals. Thus, studies conducted have found that regular consumption of green tea can help beat the odds against breast cancer, prostate cancer and colorectal cancer etc.
4.It also raises good cholesterol in the body. And the antioxidants of green tea prevent the absorption of bad cholesterol in our intestines.
5.Worldwide cardiovascular diseases are the biggest medical fatalities. Green tea has been known to positively impact atherosclerosis. That is, it prevents fats and cholesterol to build up in the arteries (which is the reason behind a heart attack).
6.Another element which green tea is full of is catechins. These are available in a large quantity in green tea and they can help in reversing the damage which is done to the liver by alcohol and such. Thus regular consumption can counteract previous drinking.
7.First of all, green tea gives a boost to the metabolism so that the food is absorbed pass and produces more energy rather than fat. Also it has a phytonutrient which goes by the name of EGCG, which mainly works by making you feel full for longer.
8.Neuropsychiatric disorders like cognitive impairment can also be treated with the help of green tea. Green tea has been successfully proven to enhance cognitive functions.
9.Other than all this, the importance of green tea has been proven in good dental health, arthritis treatment, prevention of genital warts. It is also proven to be very good for many dermatological problems