Saturday, December 13, 2014

How can green tea benefit all of us?

green tea benefit all of us

           For centuries, the Chinese have been drinking it and based on what I have read, it is the second most popular drink after water. Isn't this amazing. Green tea is made from the Camellia Sinensis plant and it is not fermented, which means that the powerful antioxidant properties are completely intact.
           Green tea is particular rich in catechin, of which epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) is the most abundant. EGCG is a powerful anti-oxidant. It stops the growth of tumors and it kills cancer cells without harming healthy tissue.  Let me highlight a few points:

Help in weight loss

          A study conducted at the University of Geneva in Switzerland, green tea seems to help the body burn more calories. It can also slow down the release of carbohydrate in the body and prevent increase in blood sugar.   I know a friend who lost 5 to 10 pounds after drinking moderate amount of green tea daily with no other changes in diet.

Increase the immune system

         Green tea lowers the risk of cancer.
Published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute in 1994, the results of an epidemiological study showing that drinking green tea lowered the risk of esophageal cancer in Chinese men and women by nearly 60%. University of Purdue researchers also found out that a compound in green tea stops the growth of cancer cells.
          A study by the University of Kansas in September 1997 has reported that green tea contains the highest amount of any known antioxidant. EGCG is 100 times more effective than Vitamin C, and twice as powerful as resveratrol.

Prevent illness

         Many tests have proven that green tea can help neutralize germs that cause diarrhea, pneumonia, and skin infections. New research by Milton Schiffenbauer of Pace University finds that Green Tea deactivates viruses. Recent research at Harvard shows that tea chemicals stimulated T-cells that bolster immunity against bacteria and viruses.
         Believe it or not, green tea can benefit your child too. It can kill the bacteria that causes plaque. And does your child avoid his green vegetables? Well, a cup of Green Tea has more antioxidant ability than a cup of broccoli or spinach!
         There are tons of benefits when it comes to green tea and trust me, the benefits will start once you drink it. I have tried a few brands of green tea, some are made in China while some are from Japan. Personally I would recommend the Japanese green tea as the tea is closer to the nature. And if you don't mind, you can also try Perk Beverages- Green Tea Benefit

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