10 Special Benefits of Green Tea

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Benefits of Green Tea

Green tea has been present since ancient times. According to studies, compared to any other drink, green tea gives several benefits to health. Chinese have the knowledge and experience on how medicinal green tea can be. This has been the secret ingredient for a longer life passed down by the Chinese.


Green tea has been helping numerous ailing people for almost 4,000 years now, It is considered as a very important historical plant and It can be the answer for almost every ailment – from physical to mental or emotional problems.


What so special about green tea? Green Tea leaves comes from the Camellia Sinensis evergreen shrub and the tea is produced through special processing.


The secret of Green Tea lies in catechin polyphenols which contains a very powerful antioxidant called epigallocatechin gallate (EGCE){1}. The anti-cancer effects of EGCG have been wildly reported. This specialized antioxidant not only inhibits cells causing cancer but also kills it in the process without even harming adjacent healthy tissues.


Benefits of Green Tea


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Research has shown that EGCG has an antioxidant activity about 25–100 times more effective than that of vitamins C and E and appears to be the most potent of all the catechins. It has also been proven that Green Tea can be very effective in decreasing cholesterol levels and inhibits the abnormal accumulation of blood clots.


Aside from those mentioned above, here are some of the numerous benefits derived from green tea.

  1. Researchers have claimed that green tea can be the reason for cancer prevention and even the treatment of disease. Green tea consumption has also been linked to the prevention of many types of cancer, including lung, colon, mouth, stomach, small intestine, kidney, pancreas, and mammary glands. {2}
  2. Can be able to teat cardiovascular diseases and rheumatoid arthritis.
  3. Reduces the risk of the effects of oesophageal cancer.
  4. Used traditionally to treat multiple sclerosis.
  5. Treat immune function that is impaired. Several epidemiological studies and clinical trials showed that green tea (and black and Oolong teas to a lesser extent) may reduce the risk of many chronic diseases
  6. Used to prevent having Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease.
  7. It is claimed through intensive research that daily consumption of green tea can prevent tooth decay. It is found out that green tea can fight and kill bacteria that are one of the leading causes of plaque.
  8. It can result to decreased risk of heart attacks and heart diseases by reducing thrombosis formation.
  9. Improves the ratio of good cholesterol against bad cholesterol.
  10. Lastly, it is said to increase fat oxidation and metabolism inside the body. That is why it is used by many who wanted to lose weight without even compromising the health.


The difference of green tea apart from other Camellia Sinensis plant extracts is the way it is processed. Leaves of green tea are steamed or brewed that gives more reason for EGCG not to be oxidized. Black tea, on the other hand, is made through fermentation. The process of fermenting the leaves of black tea can covert EGCG into compounds that aren’t even close to the effectiveness of the original compounds found in green tea in terms of fighting and preventing numerous diseases.


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Caffeine in green tea?

Aside from its many advantages, green tea can have one slight so-called “disadvantage” and that is its caffeine content. {3} Caffeine can cause a sleeping disorder that makes a person have trouble in sleeping which is also known as insomnia.


However, compared to coffee, green tea has less caffeine. With proper consumption, people can decrease the undesired caffeine content in their green tea.


Green Tea contains distinctive polyphenolic compounds, the possible cancer-preventive activity of green tea constituents has been studied extensively and the amount of experimental evidence documenting the properties of green tea, which affects multiple signalling pathways against metastasis of cancer is increasing rapidly. Metastasis is responsible for most deaths due to cancer and therefore, therapeutic strategies to prevent development of metastases have potential to impact on cancer mortality.


Drinking Green Tea is a traditional treatment, even so, its paving the way to helping a lot of people regarding their weight, diet and health.  There are a lot of studies {4} that shows how Green Tea has inhibited or reduced the growing risk of cancer and other ailments.  Drinking Green Tea daily is an effective preventative and maintenance measure for all ailments of the body.


{1}. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2855614/.
{2}. Koo MWL, Cho CH. Pharmacological effects of green tea on the gastrointestinal system. Eur J Pharmacol. 2004;500:177–185. doi: 10.1016/j.ejphar.2004.07.023. [PubMed] [Cross Ref]

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