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The Benefits of Green Tea :)
Wednesday, September 4, 2013 @ 1:23 PM | 0 Talk [s]

1. Green tea helps burn fat 

It can help speed up the metabolic rate because its antioxidant effect helps the liver to function more efficiently.

2. Green tea protects against heart disease 

It has been shown to lower LDL (bad) cholesterol, because its potent antioxidant effects inhibit the oxidation of LDL cholesterol in the arteries.

3. Green tea can help lower blood pressure 

A major cause of hypertension (high blood pressure) is an enzyme secreted by the kidneys called angiotension- converting enzyme (ACE).

4. Green tea can help protect against diabetes 

When starch is consumed, it requires the enzyme amylase to break it down into simple sugars that can be absorbed in the bloodstream.

5. Green tea can help prevent food poisoning 

As it can kill bacteria, drinking green tea with meals may reduce the risk of bacterial food poisoning.

6. Green tea can prevent bad breath 

Drinking green tea - which is a natural anti-bacterial agent - with food may help kill the oral bacteria that cause cavities and bad breath.

7. Green tea guards against hepatitis 

Viral hepatitis is often triggered by high levels of iron in the liver. Green tea lowers iron levels throughout the body, so may have a direct anti-viral effect against certain strains of hepatitis.

8. Green tea can protect against cancer 

There is growing evidence to suggest that green tea contains compounds that fight cancer. The tea contains a compound called epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), which helps inhibit blood vessel growth.

9. Green tea can help prevent arthritis 

A recent study found that antioxidants in green tea may prevent or reduce the severity of symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis.

10. Green tea improves your immunity 

Gargling with green tea boosts immunity to influenza and flu, according to a study in Japan.

11. Green tea can protect against Alzheimer's disease 

A recent two-year study of a group of people aged 80 and over found that 96 per cent of those who drank ten cups of green tea a day showed no signs of cognitive impairment, compared to only 12 per cent who didn't drink green tea.

12. Green tea can help fight allergies 

Researchers in Japan have identified a compound in green tea that, in laboratory tests, blocks a key cell receptor involved in producing an allergic response...

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