Great Benefits of Drinking Green Tea

Many know green tea is healthy for you.

It is loved for many reasons besides its “clean” taste.

Green tea generally contains much less caffeine than a cup of coffee or black tea. However, green tea has many other health benefits as well. Green tea has been used by traditional medical practitioners for about five thousand years.

Long Jing Dragon Well Chinese Green Tea

Long Jing (Dragon Well) Chinese Green Tea

Green tea is excellent for the heart and blood vessels throughout the entire body. Studies show that drinking green tea reduces hardening of the arteries. It even lowers your risk of having a heart attack. Green tea lowers levels of unhealthy fats in the blood, including LDL, bad, cholesterol.

Researchers have also discovered that green tea is packed with antioxidants and vitamins, such as vitamins C and E which prevent many kinds of illnesses. Antioxidants and other compounds in green tea help to promote longevity.

Conventional and alternative health care experts agree that the compounds in green tea may help to prevent cancer. The tea interrupts the growth and development of cancer via several mechanisms. Green tea is especially protective against colon cancer and other cancers of the gastrointestinal system. It has been identified as protective against breast, lung, and pancreatic cancers as well.

Green tea can be a helpful addition to a weight reduction plan. It helps to gently speed up the metabolism and hasten “fat burning”.

This delicious ancient beverage has been shown reduce osteoporosis.

Using green tea to relieve diarrhea, abdominal cramping, and dehydration if gastrointestinal “flu” or distress is present is an age old effective practice of many people worldwide.

Organic Gyokuro Green Tea

Organic Gyokuro Green Tea

Research is ongoing, investigating even more possible benefits of green tea. So enjoy its taste; drink green tea several times daily. You will be making your body healthier, stronger, and resistant to illness. Some experts believe that people who drink green tea even live longer.

Some popular green tea – Jasmine Green Tea, Bancha and Sencha Green Tea.

 

Pat Bratianu Pat Bratianu (10 Posts)

Pat Bratianu is a registered herbalist and nurse with a PhD in Natural Health based in Florida, US. She has been formulating herb teas for over 25 years, creating blends for health and for drinking pleasure.