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Green Tea and Its Various Benefits

Green tea is popular today for providing 10-40 mg of polyphenols and contains more antioxidant activity than a single serving of broccoli, spinach, strawberries or carrots. In addition, green tea includes thiamine, and various minerals and vitamins, such as manganese, potassium, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Fluoride and Vitamin A. Green tea also contains anti oxidants.

Assists in Preventing Cancer
When green tea is included in the daily diet it can largely reduce colon, bladder, pancreas, rectum, stomach and esophageal cancer by up to sixty percent. The antioxidant known as Epigallocatechin Gallate is a hundred times more effective than vitamin C and twenty-five times more effective than Vitamin E when it comes to protecting the cells from harmful influences. It not only prevents the expansion of cancer cells, but also kills any existing cancer cells, without affecting any healthy cells.

Restricts levels of cholesterol
Green tea lowers bad cholesterol and enhances the levels of good cholesterol.

Controls High Blood Pressure
High blood pressure places a serious burden on the vascular system and causes such problems as stroke, heart disease and some cardiovascular disease. Green tea is popular for lowering high blood pressure.

Lowers the Blood Sugar
Green tea is very beneficial for diabetes patients as it decreases the glucose levels in the blood. It keeps you away from the various problems caused by high blood sugar, including retinal hemorrhages, arteriosclerosis and various negative effects on the vascular system.

Suppresses Aging
Oxygen can sometimes be an unhealthy agent in the body. Oxygen in the body acts as a free radical agent that can corrode cell membranes, which in turn can damage the fats and DNA. This further gives birth to disease, such as cardio vascular disease, cancer and diabetes. The lipid peroxide made by fats joins with the oxygen and build up in the body which produces aging. An intake of anti-oxidants, such as Vitamin C and E, promises a more prolonged life. Green tea consists of these two vitamins, thereby suppressing aging.

Rejuvenates the Body
When consumed in the correct quantity, green tea stimulates every organ of the body and clears the mind. A small amount of green tea, about 9 mg, smoothes the growth of the muscular contractions and stimulates the skeletal muscles.

Prevents Food Poisoning
Green tea has the capability to kill bacteria and prevent food poisoning. It is a powerful sterilizing instrument for all kinds of bacteria, which is often the reason for food poisoning. In addition, it can also treat diarrhea.

Treats and Prevents Skin Diseases
Soaking in green tea has been a known cure for athlete's foot. Skin diseases and bedsore diseases can be healed and prevented by taking a bath with green tea.

Prevents Cavities
Green tea contains natural fluoride, and is considered excellent for preventing cavities in children's teeth. In addition to preventing cavities, it also makes the teeth strong.

Fights Viruses
Green tea contains Theaflavin and Catechin, also available in black tea, and has a very strong effect upon the flu virus. It is also considered that the anti viral capability of green tea might have several beneficial effects over the AIDS virus.

Additional Information
- Green tea consumers enjoy a healthier life.
- Green tea consumers have less risk of getting fatal heart disorder.
- Green tea compounds known as flavonoids, stops the blood platelets from creating clots in the same way that aspirin does.

Freshly brewed green tea is an excellent preventative of modern day diseases.

 

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