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					Green Tea Health Benefits Green Tea The Wonder Beverage



Herbal tea has become very popular these days. Green Tea in particular
has been known to fight cancer and help in the prevention and cure of
many other diseases. There have been hundreds of reviews written about
green tea health benefits. Numerous testimonials about its effectiveness
have been made public which have contributed to the popularity of this
herbal drink.

To learn more about green tea health benefits, we have to know its roots
and its content. Green tea has been used by Chinese as a staple drink
for hundreds of years. It was also used by people in ancient China and
India for medicinal purposes. Green Tea was used to cure simple
headaches, help in digestion, aid in curing food poisoning, and many
others. Chinese have been aware of the green tea health benefits for
hundreds of years. Recent studies show that Chinese men who drank green
tea over the years have lower rate of cancer than those who did not.

GREEN TEA IS AN EFFECTIVE ANTI-OXIDANT

Green tea extracted from the leaves of a plant known as Camellia Sinesis
is an herb that was first cultivated in China. Studies show that this
plant contains a high level of catechin polyphenols called
epigallocatechin gallate or EGCG. EGCG is a very effective anti-oxidant
which inhibits cancer cell growth and disintegrates cancer cells. This
chemical contributes to green tea health benefits because it lowers
cholesterol level and prevents blood clots.

GREEN TEA VERSUS BLACK TEA

Other teas are known to have medical benefits too but green tea health
benefits far exceed the rest. The basic difference of green tea from
other teas is the preparation. Green tea is made from boiling fresh
leaves of the plant while the also famous black tea is made from
fermented leaves. The fermented leaves used in making black tea do not
contain as much EGCG found in fresh leaves. The anti-oxidants found in
black teas are far lesser than those found in Green teas. So far, green
tea health benefits have been proven by several studies showing hard
evidences.

GREEN TEA FOR WEIGHT LOSS

Recent studies also show that green tea health benefits include weight
loss. The anti-oxidants in green teas help speed up burning of calories.
Because it is a very good anti-oxidant, it also affects weight loss as it
detoxifies human system to allow proper absorption of nutrients and
flushing out fats.

GREEN TEA FOR HEALTHIER TEETH

Another known green tea health benefit is that it prevents cavities and
promotes health in the mouth. Green tea has been found to contain
minerals like fluoride that fight bacteria causing cavities. The
polyphenols found in the tea strengthens teeth and prevents bad breath.
Some people even gargle with green tea for healthier mouth.

RICH IN VITAMINS

Green tea has been found to contain Vitamin C that protects the body’s
immune system, Vitamin B components that help burn Carbohydrates, and
Vitamin E for healthier and younger looking skin.

Green tea health benefits patients suffering from rheumatism. The green
tea has chemicals that decrease blood inflammation which results in the
prevention of arthritis. This wonder beverage has also been reported to
lower blood sugar, reduce stress and prevent high blood pressure.

The green tea health benefits are indeed outstanding. To date, there
have been no reports of fatal side effects and so green tea continues to
be popular and in demand.