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Discover The Amazing Health Benefits of Green Tea

For 4,000 years, the Chinese people have been using green tea as treatment for everything from headaches to depression.  Of course, there are many types of tea on the market.

If you believe that these claims have no scientific proof you would be wrong because there have been many studies all carried out all around the world. In the 1994 edition of the Journal of National Cancer Institute, the outcome of an epidemiological study said that one of the health benefits of consuming green tea is that it can reduce the risk of esophageal cancer in Chinese men and women by up to 60%.  This is just one of the health benefits of tea.

The rich presence of catechin polyphenols, especially epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) is the reason why green tea has so much health benefits. A potent antioxidant, EGCG can not only inhibit the growth of cancer cells but can also destroy them without harming healthy cells.

EGCG is a compound that has been found to have the outstanding benefits of lowering LDL cholesterol and also prevent thrombosis which is formed because of blood clots.  This therefore can help the reduction of strokes and heart attacks.

Besides the medicinal value, green tea can also {provide|offer} other benefits to your health, particularly in the fitness field. By drinking green tea, it has been discovered that you will burn more calories when you do exercising. A recent study on the health benefits of green tea shows that the drink can help dieters. According to the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition in 1999, men who take both caffeine and green tea burn down more calories than men who only take caffeine or a placebo.

As if that wasn’t enough health benefit of green tea is its ability to kill bacteria. The health benefit of green tea in this area is that it can help prevent food poisoning and also tooth decay.


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