Health Benefits of Green Tea

There are many reasons why green tea has been part of Asian cultures for some centuries. It is a drink rich in antioxidants and nutrients that benefit the body, being a great support to strengthen the defenses and prevent diseases. 

In addition, it is now known that this tea is a great support to lose weight and prevent chronic health problems, such as cancer.

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1. Green tea is rich in antioxidants

Antioxidants are chemical compounds that are responsible for combating other molecules, such as free radicals. Green tea is a rich source of antioxidants and, thanks to this, it is an ally to prevent premature aging of the skin.

2. It could help prevent cancer

Several studies  have provided evidence that green tea has important properties that are promising as a method to reduce the risk of developing different types of cancers.

In an investigation carried out by the McGill University in Montreal (Canada), it was found that the antioxidants contained in this tea could help reduce the risk of prostate cancer.  In another analysis, a decrease in the risk of lung cancer up to 18% was observed.

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Other Chinese research has linked the consumption of green tea with the decreased risk of developing stomach, pancreatic, esophageal, prostate and colorectal cancers.

3. Improves the health of the liver

The liver is the organ responsible for filtering toxins that accumulate in the bloodstream and can affect health. Therefore, if this organ does not work properly,  excess toxins can have a negative effect on the rest of our body.

A cup of green tea a day could be the impulse to purify the liver, reduce inflammation and make sure it is working properly. Regular consumption of green tea helps prevent damage caused by toxic substances, such as alcohol.

4. Stimulates the metabolism

It is scientifically proven that the consumption of green tea helps eliminate toxins, lose weight and maintain a healthy body weight. 

It was also concluded that it helps activate metabolism, improves the ability to burn calories and acts as a cardioprotector.

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5. It favors good digestion

Green tea , although it does not have a laxative effect,  can help reduce gas, bloating and other digestive problems. In countries such as China and Japan, it is consumed daily in abundance.

6. Help in the prevention of diabetes

The properties of this tea could help control blood sugar levels to prevent diabetes. In fact, recent research has shown that green tea can help prevent the development of type 1 diabetes, in addition to controlling type 2 diabetes.

7. Improves oral health

In traditional Chinese medicine green tea has been used as a dental protector , capable of preventing mouth infections, in addition to its use to help control bad breath problems . So, if you have some halitosis, it is convenient to start drinking green tea to solve this annoying problem.

8. Help in the prevention of arthritis

Several investigations have determined that green tea has a powerful analgesic and anti-inflammatory action that could be very useful in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and other types of inflammatory diseases.

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The consumption of this tea could help stop the inflammatory response, as well as the cartilage breakdown in people suffering from this type of disease.

9. Strengthens the immune system

Its high content of antioxidants added to vitamins and minerals make this tea is one of the best natural allies of the immune system.

The properties of green tea have been shown to be effective in the treatment of different types of infections, in addition to common respiratory problems such as flu and the common cold.

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