Green tea is a zero-calorie beverage if it is consume in the form of an un sweet brew drink. It is available in many types, including bottle tea, single tea bags, loose leaf, instant powder, and supplements. It relatively lesser caffeine than black tea or coffee and is consider one of the healthiest drinks because of its high antioxidant content.
Some of its many benefits are list below:
1. Prevents Cancer
Green tea has polyphenols that help reduce tumor growth and may protect against UVB radiation too. In populations, where consumption of is high, cancer rates are lower than where its consumption is low. It helps prevent cancers of breast, bladder, ovaries, lung, esophagus, prostate, skin and stomach.
2. Heart Health
Green tea has catechins which exert numerous protective effects, particularly on the cardiovascular system. A Japanese study shows that mortality (especially due to cardiovascular diseases) is low in those who consumed green tea regularly.
3. Lowers Cholesterol
Consumption of Green Tea is link with significant yet modest reductions in cholesterol levels. It lowers the total and LDL or bad cholesterol levels thus keeping the arteries in good health.
4. Type 2 Diabetes
Some studies claim that regular consumption of green tea helps prevent the onset of Type 2 Diabetes.
5. Weight Loss
Many people have been drinking green tea to accelerate their weight loss process. Although clinically the effect of tea is not yet establish, the possible explanation could its help in fat metabolism which leads to quicker weight loss.
6. Anti-Inflammatory Properties
A 2007 study held evidence of being related to a reduction in skin problems like psoriasis and dandruff. It helps with any skin condition related to inflammation. It detoxifies the body to get rid of toxins causing inflammation.
7. Alzheimer’s Disease
Tea can enhance cognitive functions like working memory. It can be promising in the treatment of neuropsychiatric disorders like dementia. It reduces the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, chronic fatigue, PTSD, etc.