Monday, January 6, 2014

11 Amazing Benefits of Drinking Green Tea

Why Drink Green Tea Aside from a warm, refreshing beverage, there are several benefits of green tea. Most people are already aware that this ‘miracle tea’ is packed full of anti-oxidants that help cleanse your body and keep you healthy, as well as help improve with weight loss. But did you know that it can improve the health of your heart (in more than one way) or that it can help regulate blood sugar? How about the fact that drinking green tea can help with allergy symptoms?

If those few reasons aren't enough to consider drinking green tea, here are several more amazing benefits that may change your mind.  

Prevent Allergy Symptoms
Relieve & Prevent Allergy Symptoms with Green Tea

The EGCG found in green tea helps to prevent allergy symptoms by blocking the production of histamines and immunoglobulin E which trigger allergic reactions. Blocking these reactions prevents sneezing, watery eyes and coughing that is usually
associated with allergies.


Allergy sufferers can alleviate these symptoms by consuming a cup or two daily. An extra cup during allergy season may also help to insure allergy relief during times that allergies may cause the most problems. 


A Healthy Heart
Improve Heart Health, Reduce Clots, Lower Blood Pressure and Prevent Strokes by Drinking Green Tea!

One of the most well-known benefits of green tea is a healthier heart by simply consuming three to four cups a day. Antioxidants found in green tea help to improve heart health by reducing heart disease, preventing blood clots and improving blood vessel lining.

In addition, antioxidants from green tea help make vessels more flexible and allow them to dilate. This added flexibility helps clots to pass more easily to prevent heart attacks and strokes. While green tea does help keep your heart healthy it is still important to remember to maintain a healthy diet and exercise plan.

Prevent Cancer
Green Tea Antioxidants Prevent Cancer

Another commonly-known, but not understood, benefit of green tea are catechins. Catechins eliminate damaged DNA cells that can cause cancer. The EGCG regulates and prohibits cancer growth, especially in the stomach, esophagus, prostate, pancreas and colon. Recent studies have also shown it to be beneficial in preventing lung cancer.


Control Diabetes 
Diabetes? Green Tea Can Help You Control Your

Another fascinating reason you may want to consider drinking green tea is that it can help regulate glucose. By regulating your glucose, your body will slow the rise of sugar and prevents insulin spikes. Those same insulin spikes also cause fat storage, which is why green tea is beneficial to weightless, as well.


Treat Patients Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple Sclerosis & Green Tea

Dr. Aktas, from the Institute of Neuroimmunology, conducted a study on the benefits of green tea with patients who suffered multiple sclerosis. He discovered that green tea had huge impact on MS patients and was able to create new therapeutic treatments to help protect against neuronal injury of healthy brain tissue. The study showed the EGCG had anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective capabilities which help delay the damage caused by MS.


Fight Off Illnesses & Boost Your Immune System
Stay Happy, Stay Healthy!

Green tea has anti-bacterial and anti-viral agents that help treat and prevent infectionsDo you get sick often? Try drinking green tea! It also helps to boost the immune system which helps to prevent future illnesses and prevent spreading.

Treat Depression 
Prevent Depression

Green tea contains thiamine which is an amino acid and is found in natural forms of tea. It can be used to treat depression with relaxation. Relaxation then helps the patient by reducing anxiety and helps to improve sleep, all of which leads to a happy, healthier lifestyle.



Lower Bad Cholesterol
Lower LDL

Got high cholesterol? Drink up! Studies show that green tea lowers bad cholesterol. The compounds found in green tea help block the oxidization of LDL (bad cholesterol) and improver artery function, another heart-healthy benefit of green tea!

Skin Care Benefits of Green Tea
Anti-Aging and Acne Prevention

The benefits of green tea are not only confined to physical health, but also include beauty enhanments. Compounds found in green tea help to prevent wrinkles and the signs of aging while reducing sun damage 
The anti-bacterial agents found in green tea also prevent acne and scarring. The leaves are often used in skin care products and applied topically. Both topical skin applications and drinking green tea provide the skin care benefits, but remember- when drinking it, you get the many other benefits such as heart health and lowering blood sugar.  

Prevent Parkinson's and Alzheimer's Disease
Prevent Parkinson's & Alzheimer's

An anti-inflammatory agent along with healing agents found in green tea help to protect brain cells from dying and restores brain cells that have minor damage. By doing so, the brain cells are restored and kept healthy to prevent the onset of both Parkinson's and Alzheimer's Disease.

Prevent Tooth Decay 
Get Healthier Teeth and Gums with Green Tea

Yes, you can keep your pearly whites whiter with green tea. The antibacterial agents in green tea help reduce plaque and keep your teeth healthy. It also prevents gum disease and erosion. Just another great reason to drink green tea! 

4 comments:

  1. Great post! Thanks for sharing on Turn It Up Tuesday!
    Angie
    godsgrowinggarden.com

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  2. Exact amounts of each ingredient is important information to be included on the label of green drinks, especially for people that are looking for specific things to supplement in their diet.

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  3. I really appreciate the information you posted here. I used to drink Green Tea for some of those reasons. Now I am reminded I should start drinking it again. I could use some help in the losing weight department.

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  4. Nice post! Drinking green tea daily gives you lots of health benefits. I personally found it beneficial in weight loss, in purifying blood, stress and fatique.

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