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The Amazing Health Benefits of Green Tea

The Amazing Health Benefits of Green Tea
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By    |   Tuesday, 19 March 2019 08:52 AM

Green tea contains amazing antioxidant components and essential nutrients that can ward off many dreaded diseases. It even works as an anti-aging ingredient for your skin.

“Green tea has been a favorite drink of health enthusiasts for decades,” Dr. Ellen Kamhi, Ph.D., author of the”Alternative Medicine Definitive Guide,” tells Newsmax. “It has also been well studied for its health promoting effects on skin. It’s high in compounds called polyphenols which help eliminate free radical damage and rejuvenate aging skin cells.

“Green tea has been shown to reduce the effect of damaging UV radiation from the sun, which causes skin aging. It also reduces inflammation and can help improve skin elasticity.”

Kamhi says that to reap the benefits, use organic green tea bags that are NOT decaffeinated and steep them in boiling water. Allow to cool to the touch and place the tea bags directly on the face, especially in areas that tend to be puffy such as the lower eye lids. Allow the bags to stay in place for 20 minutes. Use the liquid from the steeped tea bags to make a refreshing wash.

Besides restoring your skin’s youthful glow, drinking green tea has been linked to a number of health benefits, according to Medical Daily:

  • Improves brain function. Consuming green tea, which contains caffeine, has been reported to improve the function of neurotransmitters necessary for brain activity. It also contains L-theanine which has anti-anxiety effects by increasing the body’s dopamine levels.
  • Promotes weight loss. Green tea boosts your metabolic rate, especially in the abdominal area, Studies have shown that drinking green tea on a regular basis significantly decreases body fat percentage and reduces your waistline.
  • Fights cancer. Green tea is rich in polyphenols which help reduce inflammation. It also has been shown to prevent and minimize the adverse effects of cancer cells in the body. The catechin found in green tea is a powerful antioxidant that protects the body from cell damage, making it an effective cancer preventative.
  • Regulates glucose levels. Green tea helps prevent diabetes by preventing dangerous spikes of sugar levels after eating if you drink a cup during or right after your meal.
  • Improves mortality rate. A study of Japanese adults showed that people who drank five or more cups of green tea daily were less likely to die in the next decade than those who did not drink the tea. The results also showed a significant decrease in heart disease and stroke.
  • Slows the progression of Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease. Studies conducted on mice showed that consuming green tea delayed the deterioration of the body for those suffering from dreaded diseases. The studies showed that green tea prevents brain damage just as it does against cancer cells. Its protective mechanism restores the damage caused by these diseases, making the patient retain memory for longer periods of time.

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