Green tea is made up of Camellia Sinensis leaves which are dried and steamed. Green tea consists of several medicinal values. These are found 5,000 years back in China.
Green tea consists of great health advantages because of the content epigallocatechin-3-gallate, or EGCG. This substance consists of 40% polyphenol which are available in green tea.
Take your doctor suggestion before starting green tea consumption.
Health Advantages of Green Tea
Daily consumption of green tea prevents from hypertension, coronary artery disease, atherosclerosis and high triglycerides. Green tea is useful in curing risk of strokes, blood thinner, brain damage and heart attacks. Green tea is helpful in reducing excess LDL cholesterol.
An experiment which is done in the year of 2003 which is related to “Archives of Internal Medicine” revealed this green tea containing with theaflavin lessens LDL levels when green tea combine with low saturated fat food.
National Institutes of Health reveals that green tea lessens the problems of heart attack and atherosclerosis. There may be a chance of raise in hypertension by drinking green tea. It may be possible because tea contains caffeine and some refreshment substances.
Green tea effectively protects cancer, the reason it contains rich amounts antioxidants. Some specific substances which are available in green tea stops the development of new blood vessels which nourishes tumors, it is said by American Cancer Society.
EGCG is a substance which is present in green tea stops the vascular growth which causes apoptosis in leukemic cellsand reduces the enzymes which plays a key role in cell replication and DNA synthesis. These actions stops the growth of cancers such as breast and colorectal, bladder cancers, prostate, ovarian, pancreatic, lung and esophageal.
Green tea is useful in reducing skin cancer; it is said by Maryland Medical Center. EGCG and some polyphenols which are available in green tea have the anticancer and anti-inflammatory properties.
Green tea can naturally reduce the blood sugar levels. Green tea is useful to reduce development of type 1 diabetes. It lessens the succession of diabetes even after development. In August 2004, “BMC Pharmacology” proved that individuals who has taken green tea is tested for oral glucose tolerance examination, the results showed that capability of utilization of blood sugar levels are raised.
Green tea is useful to reduce gum diseases and cavities, the reason it consists antibacterial properties as well as green tea leaves consists of fluoride which is useful to stop cavities. Fluoride amounts which are available in green tea are equal to the Fluoride availability in water.
Osteoporosis and Bone Loss
Green tea is useful to reduce bone loss and osteoporosis. Elderly women who take green tea most often have the ability of preservation of hip structure which is dangerously damaged by osteoporosis, it is published by “American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
Mixture of caffeine and catechins used in green tea fastens the metabolism and has a capability to burn fats. It is said by World’s Healthiest Foods. Green tea reduces visceral fats which deposits in the abdominal cavity and intestines.
Accumulation of visceral fat are related with type 2 diabetes and metabolic disorders. A study in animal revealed that excess amounts of consumption of green tea encourages the utilization of fatty acids by liver and muscle cells, by lessening the amounts of glycogen utilization. Green tea is useful to lose weight and maintain weight.
Diseases of Cognition
Catechins of green tea provide a wide variety of neuroprotective advantages such as damaging free radicals, chelation of iron, protection brain cells from spoilage, regulating mitochondrial function.
These are very advantageous for individuals who suffer with Alzheimer’s, dementia and Parkinson’s disorders and mentally disabled. But we cannot say that green tea is advantageous for good memory and cognition. Green tea consists of caffeine and stimulates neuro-processes.
Viral and Bacterial Infections
Experiments are getting done on the antibacterial and antiviral properties of the green tea. Some element of green tea is helpful to cure the problems of external genital warts which is caused by human papillomavirus, it is said by NIH.
Green tea stops the growth of viruses in HTLV-1 and reduces flu and cold symptoms. An experiment done in 2005 November, the matter of “Antiviral Research” revealed that substances which are present in green tea stops the replication of influenza virus.