Busy life schedule makes many a victim of regular ill health compelling many to think an easy access to good health. But the question remains, How? So here's an easy way that can be one of the driven forces for a good health and that is by drinking green tea. Following are its health benefits: Heart Health
According to the study, adults who drank more than five cups daily were at 26% lower risk of heart attack or stroke. In a case study, some volunteers had them drink either green tea or caffeinated hot water. Using blood pressure cuffs and ultrasound to check whether arteries were widened or not, the doctors found that those that drank green tea had significantly wider arteries, meaning lower risk in heart diseases like atherosclerosis. Thus, antioxidants and other substances in green tea might help protect the heart and blood vessels. Oral Health
When we eat food (which is all of us), we may introduce substances like bacteria into our mouths that may cause cavities. and if we eat sugar, that’s a whole different ball game because some bacteria use sugar to multiply, and this may potentially increase cavities. so cavities are no fun but how can green tea help keep the inside of our mouths healthy? Here’s a quick synopsis of items:
a. Cavities – Streptococcus mutans is the primary harmful bacteria in the mouth. It causes plaque formation and is a leading contributor to cavities and tooth decay. Studies show that the catechins in green tea can inhibit the growth of streptococcus mutans. Green tea is anti-bacterial. Its ability to control bacteria and lower the acidity of saliva and dental plaque makes it useful for preventing cavities and other indicators of poor oral health.
b. Gums – Green tea’s antioxidants are anti-inflammatory. As such they may aid in controlling gum disease.
c. Tooth Loss – A study in the Journal of Periodontology showed that green tea may markedly reduce enamel loss. Regularly drinking green tea reduced symptoms of periodontal disease, possibly due to the presence of catechin.
d. Oral Cancer – Not only can green tea help prevent breast and prostate cancer as mentioned above, but may slow the progression of oral cancer as well.
Stinky Mouth – Bacteria and other microbes make our breath smell, and green tea’s anti-bacterial properties fight stinky bacteria too! Stomach Health
A recent study suggests that about 20% of people have either ulcerative colitis, or Crohn’s disease. And according to Florida Hospital, more than 40% of Americans suffer from heart burn at least once a month. The anti-inflammatory effects of green tea mentioned above may also help with stomach issues like colitis. A study at the University Of Cincinnati College Of Medicine found that EGCG found in green tea may help both colitis and Crohn’s disease. Not to mention that green tea’s anti-cancer properties also apply to colon cancer. Fat Burner
Green tea has thermogenic properties and promotes fat oxidation beyond that explained by its caffeine content per se. While caffeine has been shown to help burn fat and increase metabolism, it’s good to know the effect of green tea on metabolism is much more than that, because simply ramping up caffeine intake will definitely give you the jitters.
Other studies have found that green tea is helpful in preventing stress, chronic fatigue, treating skin conditions and improving arthritis by reducing inflammation. Cholestrol Control
High cholesterol is pretty common, 73.5 million adults have high LDL cholesterol .So odds may be that many of us are looking for ways to lower ‘bad’ cholesterol. Not only is green tea basically amazing so far, but it can also help us with cholesterol levels. research shows that drinking up to 10 cups of green tea a day has a large effect on cholesterol. Green tea contains catechins, polyphenolic compounds that are thought to exert numerous protective effects, particularly on the cardiovascular system. Hence replacing unhealthy snacks and drinks with green tea could actually help keep your cholesterol levels at bay. Green tea’s powerful antioxidant, EGCG, is believed to inhibit the absorption of cholesterol from the large intestine. Research suggests drinking five cups of green tea per day will provide the biggest reduction in cholesterol. Combat Allergies
Green tea may need to be added to your allergy season arsenal. Drinking the green liquid may provide some relief, as it's been proven to be anti-allergenic; a specific compound, epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), appears to be the most potent. Polyphenol found in green tea, can reduce pollen allergies. This is the first time a methylated form of EGCG can block the IgE receptor — the key receptor involved in an allergic response. It can elicit a stronger anti-allergenic response than normal EGCG, which makes it the strongest anti-allergen compound found in tea. Quercetin, a naturally occurring flavonol in tea, can also alleviate a histamine response. • Green Tea May Lower Your Risk of Type II Diabetes
Type II diabetes is a disease that has reached epidemic proportions in the past few decades and now afflicts about 300 million people worldwide. This disease involves having elevated blood sugar levels in the context of insulin resistance or an inability to produce insulin. Studies show that green tea can improve insulin sensitivity and reduce blood sugar levels.