Green Tea Benefits

Green tea benefits are many, indeed, and most experts agree that while all tea is very beneficial to your health, green and white tisanes go the extra mile towards giving your health a boost. Listed below are the results of scientific studies on the potential benefits.

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Green tea benefits are probably best know for the very high amount of antioxidants, which build up your immune system and protect your body from free radicals.
Also, the L-theanine, which helps the body's immune system, and matcha (powdered) is the most concentrated source of theanine.

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EGCG, a type of phytochemical, is found in green leaves, which helps to boost one's immune system, therefore helping to prevent HIV. Professor Mike Williamson stated of early research, "Our research shows that drinking green tea could reduce the risk of becoming infected by HIV, and could also slow down the spread of HIV". He also said "It is not a cure, and nor is it a safe way to avoid infection, however, we suggest that it should be used in combination with conventional medicines to improve quality of life for those infected".


Many studies report both green and white tisanes have high amounts of the
antioxidant EGCG. EGCG can increase production of enzymes that give protection from cancer-causing substances.


In the fight against LDL (bad cholesterol), which blocks your arteries, catechins antioxidants have been found to reduce LDL, and raise the HDL (good cholesterol) as well as lower blood pressure, and reduce stress.
Studies state that green tea may promote healthy blood vessels and the fight against stroke by thinning the blood.

Heart Health

Since white tea helps lower cholesterol, lowers blood pressure and reduces stress, then this is all beneficial to a healthy heart.

Arthritis, Osteoporosis

In preliminary studies benefits of green tea resulted in a noticeable effect on producing greater bone density.

Weight Loss and Diet

Since white tea contains catechin polyphenols, which raise the rate at which calories are burned, drinking a few cups a day speeds up the fat oxidation by raising metabolic rates. Exercise, a good diet and a few cups of tea will equal a healthier you!

Mental Health

Dopamine, which tea contains, helps important functions in the brain. A study of a group of elderly Japanese who drank more than two cups of green tea a day, had a fifty percent lower chance of having cognitive trouble, than those who had less than two cups a day or who drank other beverages.

Teeth and Skin

Tea helps to kill the bacteria, which causes plaque, tooth decay, and bad breath. Green tea also helps promote healthy skin by scooping up free radicals that have been brought on by sun damage, stress and poor eating habits.

While there will always be on going studies concerning green tea benefits, the definite answer is that drinking green tea is beneficial to a healthier and
happier life.

So drink up and remember that just like your intake of a variety of foods is good, a variety of black, green and white tea will be the most rewarding, with perhaps a bit more emphasis on green and white tea.

Shunning soda and coffee in favor of tea is a step towards a healthier you. Try drinking three cups a day and taking time to relax while preparing your tea and see if you don't feel better both physically and mentally!

Here's to green tea benefits and your health - Happy Sipping!


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Disclaimer: Content on this site is for information only and is not intended for treatments, preventatives, or substitution of professional medical advice.

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