March 25, 2013

Natural wonder – Green tea

Green tea has increasingly become a very popular drink worldwide because of its immensely powerful health benefits. It is extraordinarily amazing what green tea can do for your health. And if you’re not drinking three to four cups of green tea today, you’re definitely not doing your health a big favor. Here are the reasons why you should start drinking green tea right now:

  • Prevents Heart Disease and Cancer – To protect your heart, have green tea on regular basis. It improves the health of the blood cells lining the blood vessels and also helps in lowering one’s risk of heart disease. It also protects against various cancers.  Green tea extract is reported to induce cancer cell death and starve tumors by curbing the growth of new blood vessels that feed them.
  •  Keeps Diabetes in Check - Green tea is great for people suffering from Diabetes. It can do wonders as it helps to regulate glucose levels showing the rise of blood sugar. It triggers and stimulates insulin levels. Presence of polyphenols and polysaccharides in Green tea helps lower blood sugar level.
  • Protects Skin – Antioxidant in Green tea protects the skin from the harmful effects of the free radicals in the body. It protects skin from sun’s UV rays and also helps fight skin cancer.Using green tea extracts along with sunscreen provides greatest level of sun protection.
  • Reduces Risk of Arthritis – Green Tea can help prevent and reduce the risk of rheumatoid arthritis. It’s a great benefit for health as it protects the cartilage by blocking the enzymes that destroys cartilage.
  • Strengthen Bones – There is enough evidence in the recent research that says green tea can help boost bone health. The key to this is the high fluoride content found in it. It helps to keep your bone strong and preserve the bone density, thus lower your fracture risk.
  • Prevents Obesity- Green Tea prevents obesity by stopping the movement of glucose in fat cells. If you exercise regularly, follow healthy diet and drink green tea, its unlikely you will be obese. Green tea also helps cut down those extra inches, as they increase the rate of calorie burning by the body.
  • Prevents Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s -Polyphenols in green tea may help maintain the parts of the brain that regulate memory and learning. It is used to treat neurological diseases. Although there is no cure for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, regular consumption of green tea in preventing them or reduces the process.
  • Boosts Exercise Endurance – Antioxidants present in green tea extracts increases body’s ability to burn fat and improve muscle endurance. It also enhances energy levels ad boosts your metabolism. It has moderate amount of caffeine, lots of beneficial antioxidants and phytochemicals, all of which helps in increasing energy level.
  • Anti-Ageing Benefits–It prevents skin damage and wrinkling. Free radicals react with healthy cells in the body causing the damage, but consumption of green tea helps lower this number which in turn helps reduce wrinkles and signs of ageing. Due to its high level of antioxidants content, it is sought to slow down the process of premature ageing.
  • Keeps Oral Health intact – Green tea destroys bacteria and viruses that feed on sugar in foods and cause many dental diseases. It also slows the growth of the bacteria that leads to bad breath. Drinking green tea regularly can lead to healthy mouth.

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