Have you ever thought about trying green tea for purposes other than just losing weight and detoxifying your system?
We suppose it’s a NO from your side.
You will be amazed by reading the amazing facts about Green Tea.
Facts About Green Tea you didnt know!
1. Is green tea good for fighting cancer and heart attack?
Green tea guards against cancer by scavenging for free radicals, which are the by-products from all the chemical reactions that occur in the body – like the exhaust from an automobile.
Free radicals can damage the cells that block the action of cancer-causing agents, or carcinogens, and detoxify them.
Tea polyphenols also may limit cell replication, the primary characteristic of cancer.
In one widely publicized study, researchers at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, in Cleveland, reported that an ingredient in the polyphenols in green tea kills cancer cells while sparing healthy cells.
In the study, reported in Dec. 17, 1997, issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, the researchers tested this ingredient, EGCG, on cancerous human and mouse cells of the skin, lymph system, and prostate and on normal human skin cells.
They found that EGCG caused cell death in cancer cells while leaving healthy cells unharmed.
2. Will green tea improve blood circulation?
Green tea is packed with antioxidants, which widen the blood vessels in the body, increasing blood flow.
The benefits of drinking green tea have a positive effect on the cardiovascular system. It’s recommended to drink two to three cups of green tea daily to improve circulation.
3. Can green tea help you lose weight?
One other amazing facts about Green tea is that it supplements, containing catechins or caffeine, had a small but positive impact on weight loss and weight management.
A most recent review investigated the clinical use of green tea to stimulate weight loss in people who were overweight or obese. While it found green tea to have a positive impact on weight loss, the result was not significant, and the authors concluded that it was unlikely to be of clinical importance.
The processes that allow the body to convert food and drink into usable energy are collectively known as metabolism. Green tea may be beneficial for weight loss by helping the body’s metabolism to be more efficient.
Green tea contains caffeine and a type of flavonoid called catechin, which is an Antioxidant. Research suggests that both of these compounds can speed up metabolism. Catechin can help to break down excess fat, while both catechin and caffeine can increase the amount of energy the body uses.
4. Green tea helps you with depression!
The Chinese have long been using green tea to treat depression, but it might come as a surprise that green tea can also treat anxiety. Green tea comes with L-theanine, an amino acid that helps reduce stress and relaxes your mind and body.
When going out to dinner, try swapping your water for a glass of green tea. You can also purchase green tea extract or L-theanine supplements.
Green tea seems to be the main source for L-theanine, but some people don’t like the taste. But let me tell you some interesting ways of making your boring green tea special and tasty!
• Add honey: consume green tea with honey.
• Add lemon juice
5. Does Green Tea Makes You Smarter
Green tea does more than just keep you awake, it can also make you smarter.
The key active ingredient is caffeine, which is a known stimulant.
It doesn’t contain as much as coffee, but enough to produce a response without causing the “jittery” effects associated with too much caffeine.
What caffeine does in the brain is to block an inhibitory neurotransmitter called Adenosine. This way, it actually increases the firing of neurons and the concentration of neurotransmitters like dopamine and norepinephrine.
Caffeine has been intensively studied before and consistently leads to improvements in various aspects of brain function, including improved mood, vigilance, reaction time and memory.
However, green tea contains more than just caffeine. It also has the amino acid L-theanine, which is able to cross the blood-brain barrier.
Because of the L-theanine and the smaller dose of caffeine, green tea can give you a much milder and different kind of “buzz” than coffee.
Many people report having more stable energy and being much more productive when they drink green tea, compared to coffee.
Scientists have been able to bind the catechins to a biological transport medium so that it can reach tumor cells directly. So far it has been successful only in animal studies in reducing malignant skin tumors.
This advancement, however, gives genuine hope for the future development of new therapies against malignant diseases.
Until then, you can reduce your personal risk of cancer by drinking a cup of green tea daily.
I start my day with a warm cup of green tea with no sugar, it sparks your metabolism and energy, I highly recommend it, now it is your turn to keep yourself GO!