There are many varieties of tea the main being green, black, and oolong.  For hundreds, if not thousands of years Chinese and Indian practitioners prescribed green tea as a diuretic, an astringent and a stimulant.  They also believed that it treated a myriad other condition from minor to major.  The high levels of antioxidants within contribute to the benefits of the tea.  Antioxidants neutralise free radicals. Free radicals are damaging to the cells and as they rush through the body, that can strike anywhere.

Some free radicals arise normally during metabolism. Sometimes the body’s immune systems cells purposefully create them to neutralise viruses and bacteria. 

Green tea

What are the health benefits of green tea?

Additional nutrients in green tea:

Various vitamins such as A, D, E, C, B, B’s, H (biotin) and K.  It is also a rich source of Manganese and has many other beneficial minerals such as selenium, chromium and zinc.

The most important active component in green tea is epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG). This substance exhibits greater antioxidant activity than vitamin C or vitamin E.

The caffeine content of green tea is low when compared to other tea

  • Research shows that green tea lowers total cholesterol and raises HDL (good) cholesterol in both animals and people.
  • Clinical studies suggest that green tea extract may boost metabolism and help burn fat.
  • Clinical studies that look at populations of people indicate that the antioxidant properties of green tea may help prevent atherosclerosis, particularly coronary artery disease. 
  • Green tea has been used traditionally to control blood sugar levels.

Green tea has been shown to be both antibacterial and antiviral

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