Green Tea – for years researchers have examined its properties in order to uncover the various health benefits that its oriental cultivators have boasted about for centuries. Oozing with polyphenols, flavonoids, and catechin – powerful antioxidants that get rid of free radicals that can harm the body – green tea does in fact cure (or at least alleviate) an array of aliments. That said, to learn why you should add green tea (the least processed types of teas) to your diet continue reading below. *Note that results will vary and will heavily depend on how many cups of green tea one chooses to drink daily. Most health experts recommend two to three cups each day to reap its health properties.
5. Promotes Better Oral Hygiene
Drinking tea may cause a little discoloration and stain your teeth slightly if you don’t brush them immediately or shortly after, but it can actually improve overall oral hygiene by fighting not only plaque, but also by controlling cavity-causing bacteria as well, dentists claim. Green tea is also teeth-friendly because it is a natural source of fluorid – a mineral that most dentists use to protect tooth enamel.
4. Encourages Better Skin
Like mentioned in a previous article, green tea can also help you get healthy and glowing skin. This is because the antioxidants help prevent, and sometimes even reverse, damage caused by various pollutants and an excess of sun exposure. That said, green tea can help fight signs of aging, acne, and even some skin cancers.
3. Burns Fat
Not only is green tea naturally calorie-free, but some health and fitness experts say that green tea can actually help increase your metabolism which in turn helps you burn more fat more easily, even by doing inactive things like sitting down. This is because the small amounts of caffeine found in green tea leaves raises your body temperature which is the key to an increased metabolism. Green tea can also help curve one’s appetite, which can prevent someone from consuming unnecessary calories. So if you think you’re hungry and you just ate a big meal not too long ago, drink a cup of green tea first before reaching for a savory or sweet snack.
2. Can Battle Cardiovascular Diseases
Flavonoids, the same antioxidants that can help reduce inflammation and help asthmatics, is the same antioxidant that can help protect heart arterie – and green tea is filled with them. That said, green tea is great at keeping the artery walls flexible and relaxed, enabling them to better cope with blood pressure changes. It also can help reduce the number of blood clots, the number one leading cause to heart attacks and strokes.
1. Helps Fight Off Cancer
Lastly, while researchers have debated on whether green tea can actually help prevent cancer in humans for years, several studies do indicate that green tea has the ability to help some test animals fight off or slow down various forms of the incurable disease at the very least. But most health experts do speculate the disease-fighting antioxidants called polyphenols may be strong enough to prevent healthy cells from turning cancerous in humans as well.