In a previous post I talked in a general way about all the many benefits green tea have. I was looking into it and as I promised before in that post, today I’ll be telling you in details some of the benefits of drinking green tea.
Green tea is very famous for its property in cancer prevention. Green tea is famous for its potent antioxidants, like polyphenols. These antioxidants prevent the cancer cells from gaining a foot holes in the body. They discourage cells growth and then squelch the creation of new blood vessels that tumors need to thrive. Many studies have proved that people who regularly drink green tea, actually reduce their risk of developing cancer of many kinds, like breast, stomach, esophagus, colon and/or prostate ones. So, if you have a family history of cancer or for any reason you are in any way more likely to develop cancer, or even if you just want to prevent any possible risk of cancer, you should drink green tea as often as possible, remember that Chinese people drink green tea at restaurants and at home just like if it was water and they are very famous for living often more than 100 years old, so you should try and catch some of their traditions to have a healthier and happier life.
The green tea is also very well known for its properties to soothe your skin. This is because green tea is a natural antiseptic that relieves itching and swelling. You can soak a cotton pad on green tea to cure any cut, scrape or bite. Green tea is also very beneficial for inflamed breakouts and blemishes, sunburns and puffy eyelids. Lately green tea is more often used on sunscreens and moisturizers, and that’s because green tea can help block sun-triggered skin cancer. You can drink the green tea it or apply it directly to the skin for better results.
Green tea is also very useful to control your blood pressure. A healthy blood pressure is around 120/80, but keeping it among the normal limits is quite difficult to many people, especially high blood pressure patients. It’s been proven that people who drink at least half a cup of green tea a day are almost 50% less likely to suffer hypertension than non-drinkers. This green tea propriety is said to be cause by the polyphenols on it (especially one known as ECGC), this polyphenols are the substances in charge of keeping the blood vessels from contracting and raising blood pressure. So if you have a family history or hypertension or simply if you want to keep a very healthy blood pressure you should at least drink half a cup of green tea, and once you are in the mood, drink a full glass or make an use of drinking it as often as water.
Another very good use of green tea is to protect your memory. Some scientists think that the green tea’s big dose of antioxidants fights the free-radical damage to brain nerves seen in Alzheimer and Parkinson’s diseases. So green tea can help us keep our brain from turning fuzzy. Adults who drink at least two cups a day are 50% less likely to develop cognitive problems than non-drinkers. Since green tea has can help us keep our brain from developing cognitive problems and some other brain illness, I advice you, especially to those not so young readers to drink green tea often as a prevention method. We don’t need to wait until we have the illness or symptoms to start taking care of our health.
Green tea is very useful to help us stay young and healthy. This might seem a little bit too general, but actually green tea can fight plaque build-up in your blood vessels, this plaque build-up would rise the risk of heart disease and stroke, adds years to your biological age and saps your energy. Just by drinking around 10 ounces of green tea we cannot only fight the plaque build-up, but prevents our body from absorbing artery-clogging fat and cholesterol.
Another very important benefit of green tea, especially for women, is its help on losing weight. You might be wondering how is this possible, very simple, green tea speeds up our body’s calorie-burning process. So before trying all those “special weight loss diet”, try and go natural, you only need to drink some green tea. I’ve been in China for almost 4 years, and while children’s obesity is very common, I can assure you that women’s obesity is very rare, so it means that the green tea is actually helpful.
Remember that in one of my previous posts I promised to start drinking tea little by little? Well, I did it! I’m personally very happy that I’m finally taking care of my health even if that means drinking something I don’t like at first. Right now I do still not love it, but I’m getting very used to the taste. If you were like me that wouldn’t drink tea for anything in this world, I can assure you that you’ll like it and the most important thing is that you’ll be doing it for healthy reasons, don’t we all want to be healthy? Don’t we all spend money on expensive gyms or diet pills? Well, what about we spend less money and drink green tea?
There are many other teas with many different benefits for our health, I promise to keep writing about it. Do you know any other green tea benefits?