It is said that Green Tea is one of the healthiest drinks available, it is full of antioxidants that can offer various benefits.
These include weight loss, improved brain function and a low risk of cancer.
Lets look at the top 10 benefits of Green Tea:
1. Green Tea contains powerful antioxidants
Green Tea is full of polyphenols such as flavonoids and catechins, which are powerful antioxidants.
These antioxidants can help to prevent the formation of free radicals within your body, which in turn can prevent your cells and molecules from being damaged.
Epigallocatechin Gallate or EGCG for short is one of the more powerful compounds found within Green Tea and this particular compound has undergone numerous studies that have shown that it can help to treat numerous diseases.
There are other compounds found within Green Tea that can stimulate your brain and energy levels. These include Caffeine, Theobromine and Theophylline.
Caffeine sometimes causes side effects, however due to the L-theanine content and a smaller than normal dose of Caffeine you are unlikely to experience any issues.
2. Improved brain function
The Caffeine found in Green Tea can help to block an inhibitory neurotransmitter called Adenosine, which helps to increase the firing of neurotransmitters such as Dopamine and Norepinephrine that can make you smarter.
Caffeine has been studied intensely and has been shown to improve various parts of the brains function, including your mood, reaction times and memory.
The L-theanine can work together with the Caffeine to improve brain function.
3. Improved fat burning
The EGCG can inhibit the enzyme Catechol-o-methyl transferase that normally breaks down Norepinephrine.
However by inhibiting this enzyme there will be an increase in the production of Norepinephrine, which will tell your fat cells to break down fat.
The Caffeine content is also important for burning fat as it can increase your metabolic rate.
4. Reduce the risk of Cancer
There have been numerous studies that have shown that Green Tea could help to reduce the risk of suffering from Cancer.
The risk of suffering from Breast Cancer will see a 22% drop, a 48% drop in Prostate Cancer and a 57% less risk of Colorectal Cancer.
The reason why there is a reduction is due to the high level of antioxidants found in Green Tea.
5. Reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s
Studies have shown that the catechin compounds found in Green Tea can help to protect against the damage to your neurons.
Although these studies are currently only on animals or in a test tube, they are certainly promising that the same benefits can be experienced on humans.
6. Improved dental health
The catechins in Green Tea can help to kill bacteria and prevent plaque formation, which is the leading cause of cavities and tooth decay.
There have also been studies that have shown how Green Tea can help to improve bad breath.
7. Lower your risk of Type II Diabetes
Studies have shown that Green Tea can help to improve your insulin sensitivity and reduce your blood glucose levels. Both linked with the development of Type II Diabetes.
One study was particularly promising with regular consumers of Green Tea showing a 42% lower risk of developing the condition.
8. Lower risk of cardiovascular disease
Cardiovascular disease is one of the biggest killers in the world, but Green Tea could be the solution.
Consuming Green Tea could help to lower the main risk factors of this problem. It can lower your LDL or bad cholesterol levels plus increase the antioxidant capability of your blood.
9. Help with your weight issues
As already mentioned Green Tea can boost your metabolic rate, so will help you to burn more calories and fat.
There have been numerous studies that have shown how effective it can be at reducing the fat from your abdominal areas.
10. Help you to live longer
Although we all have to diet eventually it only makes sense that reducing the risk of diabetes, heart disease and the various other conditions mentioned above that you may extend your overall lifespan.
One particular study in Japan has shown that consuming Green Tea could make you 76% less likely to die early.
Which Green Tea product is best?
In our opinion the best option is Tava Tea, which is not just Green Tea it is a combination of 3 powerful teas; Sencha, Oolong and Pu-erh.
Each of these different teas offer numerous benefits, but when combined you will be amazed at the results.