Health benefits of Green Tea
Published: 04:30 PM, 7 January 2018 Updated: 06:32 PM, 8 January 2018
Tea is the most consumed beverage in the world behind water. However, 78 percent of the tea consumed worldwide is black and only about 20 percent is green.
All types of tea, except herbal tea, are brewed from the dried leaves of the Camellia sinensis bush. The level of oxidation of the leaves determines the type of tea.
Green tea is made from unoxidized leaves and is one of the less processed types of tea (with white tea the least) and therefore contains the most antioxidants and beneficial polyphenols.
Green tea can be found in many types, including bottled and sweetened with sugar or an artificial sweetener, in single tea bags, as loose-leaf, in instant-powder and in green tea supplements, which are sold in capsule form or liquid extracts.
It was used in traditional Chinese and Indian medicine to control bleeding and heal wounds, aid digestion, improve heart and mental health, and regulate body temperature.
In Recent studies have shown green tea can potentially have positive effects on everything from weight loss to liver disorders, type 2 diabetes, and Alzheimer`s disease.
Here are some possible health benefits that are associated with green tea:
Green tea can use in cancer prevention
According to the National Cancer Institute, the polyphenols in tea have been shown to decrease tumor growth in laboratory and animal studies which may protect against damage that is caused by ultraviolet UVB radiation.
Some studies have also shown some positive impacts of green tea on cancer treatment and those are breast cancer, bladder cancer, ovarian cancer, lung cancer, prostate cancer and skin cancer.
Green tea lowers the Cholesterol
An analysis published that consuming green tea as a beverage or in capsule form was linked to significant but modest reductions in total and LDL or bad cholesterol.
Green tea can benefit the heart
Green tea contains catechins, polyphenolic compounds that benefit the heart as well as in cardiovascular system.
To reduce the Stroke risk
Drinking green tea or coffee on a regular basis can reduce the risk of stroke. The lead author, Dr. Yoshihiro Kokubo, who published a journal in American Heart Association said that the first large-scale study to examine the combined effects of both green tea and coffee on stroke risks. You may make a small change but it can help you in positive lifestyle to help lower the risk of stroke by adding daily green tea to your diet.
To reduce extra weight
Green tea may develop a small, non-significant weight loss in overweight and obese adults; however, since weight loss in the studies was so minimal, it is unlikely that green tea is clinically important for weight loss.
Treatment of Skin disease
2007 study shows that green tea can hold as a new treatment for skin disorders such as psoriasis and dandruff. Researchers studied an animal model for inflammatory skin diseases, often characterized by patches of dry, red, flaky skin caused by the inflammation and overproduction of skin cells. Those who treated with green tea can slow the growth of skin cells and the presence of a gene that regulates the cells` life cycles.
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