What I have to say myself is that I would not drink coffee anymore and only drink green tea henceforth. So, what is the special and benefits of drinking green tea?
As stated by Dr. Christopher Ochner, Green tea is the healthiest beverage on the planet.
Which benefits does green tea bring for your health?
Drinking green tea is witnessed as the good beverage for your health, but, obviously not able to evaporate all for health problem. As per studies of green tea, I just mention some key benefit of green tea as follow.
Green tea has a lot of antioxidants
All parts of the body (muscles, brain, heart, and liver) need energy to work. This energy comes from the food we eat. The free radicals are created from this digesting food process. These chemical are, however, very awful and even harms our bodies in the oxidation which is the main cause for aging problem. Fortunately, we can be against this adverse impact of free radicals by consuming antioxidants. And the best way is by drinking a lot of green tea day by day.
Following the American Society for Nutritional Sciences, scientists found out the positive effects from drinking tea bringing. The stated hypothesis behind these benefits is based on the high levels of flavonoids and antioxidants scavenging free radicals.
Benefits of flavonoid include:
Helping Prevent Cancer
Helping with Allergies
Green tea can protect body from cancer.
As evidence of cancer.gove website, a cup of tea can definitely keep the docter away. Our internal detoxification enzymes hindering tumor growth would be activated by green tea.
Tea comprises of antioxidant; however, it has not developed the fully direct mechanism of cancer prevention yet. But, there is a link between cancer prevention and tea consumption.
According to study shown in livescience.com, proteins, a part of tumor cell growth, might be slow due to polyphenols in green tea.
Another study in men of Dr. Katherine Crew, an assistant professor of medicine and epidemiology at Columbia University, also proved that prostate, especially antigen, was witnessed to be lower markedly at green tea drinkers. Moreover, there is existing evidences which suggest that both sexes can enjoy the cancer fighting benefits of green tea.
Green tea enhance brain
Whether drinking tea can make you more intelligent?. It sounds suspicious. But, with a study from the Department of Psychiatry, University of Basel Switzerland, it stated that drinking green tea enhances memory capacity. It was still speculative influence of green tea on cognition function until last year when Dr. Stefan Borgwardt proved that usage of tea could increase connectivity in cortices of the brain by the enhancement in functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI).
Specifically, drinking green tea drinkers improves connectivity in key parts of the brain associated with memory.
Furthermore, through the study which used healthy male volunteers, it was found out that consuming soft drink including green tea extract helps them to increase connectivity in parts of the brain, as well as, improve performance on working memory tasks.
Green tea helps in anti-anxiety and relaxation
My friend who suffered from mild chronic anxiety and; in some situations as hangovers, he can bring up flares uses L-theanine – an amino acid found almost solely in tea. Well, I do not mean you should get a hangover and try this out. I’m just saying that l-theanine can be found out in green tea, and may help you to relax and avoid anxiety.
Following the study of Dr.Juneja & his team which was published in the Journal of Trends in Food Science & Technology, they states that theanine acts as a neurotransmitter that increases alpha waves in the brain-an indicator of relaxation. The responders for this study who were provided 50-200 mg l-theanine had increased alpha waves without drowsiness.
Therefore, each time the anxiety appears, you can enjoy a cup of green tea to feel relax without falling asleep. It is rather a gift to my buddy.
Green tea makes your heart healthier
It is obvious that those with heart issues should stay caffeine away. Of course, I am not a doctor, but, as far as I am concerned, many studies suggest that green tea may lower your risk of heart disease.
According to the Harvard Heart Letter, Japanese adults who drank more than five cups daily can avoid the exposures of heart attack or stroke at the rate of 26%. There were no red flags while research around mechanisms of action is limited, hence, it can’t hurt anybody.
Another study of Athens Medical School took 14 volunteers and had them either drink green tea or caffeinated hot water. This study used blood pressure cuffs and ultrasound to check whether arteries were widened or not. As the result, doctors found that those drinking green tea had expressively wider arteries. It mean that they has lower risk in heart diseases like atherosclerosis.
Green tea helps you burn fat
Dr. Abdul G. Dulloo, author of a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition said WebMD that “Green tea has thermogenic properties and promotes fat oxidation beyond that explained by its caffeine content per se”.
In particular, green tea has much better effect on metabolism than caffeine which can help burn fat and increase metabolism since simply ramping up caffeine intake will definitely make you nervous.
Moreover, the Journal of Advances in Nutrition also mentioned information of how green tea can improve fat burning.
Although overall research is still limited, given the health benefits of green tea, why don’t we drink it when it is a fat burner to boot.
We already know that green tea is full of antioxidants, is good for both the heart and brain, and it can help fight cancer, so why shouldn’t we drink it?
Green tea can be anti-bacterial
Doctor gives you antibiotics when you are infected. We’ve all been there, but are prescribed antibiotics the way to go? I don’t think so. What about a natural remedy? I do not mention green tea as a medicine to cure once you are already sick (probably not), but it certainly can’t hurt anything.
Green tea comprises of other antioxidants called catechins. These catechins, specifically epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) and epicatechin gallate (ECG), are proved to be able to delay growth of many bacterial species by a study published in the Food Science Technology Bulletin. They can stick themselves into the films to cover the bacteria. EGCG and ECG may change in the bacteria’s characteristics which make you ill thank to mechanisms of lodging into the outside layers of bacteria.
Green tea can control cholesterol
It is common to be high cholesterol with 73.5 million adults having high LDL cholesterol. Hence, many of us are looking for ways to lower ‘bad’ cholesterol. Amazingly, green tea can also help us with cholesterol levels.
According to research of healthaliciousness.com, cholesterol is subject to drinking up to 10 cups of green tea a day.
Green tea helps with oral health
Why else do we need nutrition secrets while we all love food right?
Well, I also love food but the fact is that when eating food, we may direct substances like bacteria to our mouths that may cause cavities. It is in entirely different situation when we eat sugar because some bacteria use sugar as a tool to multiply, and this may potentially develop cavities.
So as mentioned above, how can green tea help keep the inside of our mouths healthy?
Besthealthmag.ca lists a quick synopsis of items as followed:
Cavities – Green tea is anti-bacterial. As such it may help reduce bacteria and acid in the mouth.
Gums – Green tea’s antioxidants are anti-inflammatory, hence, they may aid in controlling gum disease.
Tooth Loss –Green tea is showed to markedly reduce enamel loss by a study of the Journal of Periodontology.
Oral Cancer –Green tea not only prevents breast and prostate cancer, but slows the progression of oral cancer as well.
Stinky Mouth – Our breath is exposed to bacteria and other microbes which make smell and, green tea with anti-bacterial properties can fight stinky bacteria.
Approved, 10 cups of green tea is such a lot, but no worries, your cholesterol is shrunk by each you drink. Together with eating healthy and exercising, you’ll be in the lower cholesterol range in no time.
Green tea can reduce stomach issues
Stomach issues are very common. But according to Medscape, the CDC posted in 2012 that there are about 20% of people having either ulcerative colitis, or Crohn’s disease. And of Florida Hospital, there are more than 40% of Americans suffering from heart burn at least once a month.
Green tea’s the anti-inflammatory mechanism, as mentioned above, may also help with stomach issues like colitis. Based on a study of the University Of Cincinnati College Of Medicine, EGCG contained in green tea may help both colitis and Crohn’s disease. Not to mention that the anti-cancer properties of green tea also apply to colon cancer.
Green tea is nectar of the youth
Shortly, green tea is packed with antioxidants, and a major driver of aging is oxidation by free radicals. These free radicals also affect our skin. Green tea’s the antioxidants may help hinder free radicals from breaking down collagen and the protein in our skin that keeps us looking young.
Consistent with the San Francisco Gate, a study from the University of Campbell stated that Japanese practitioners of a green tea ceremony showed longer life spans.
Beside features such as the anti-inflammatory, the fat burning aspects, and the resultant better health, green tea would likely improve life span as well.
However, I feel a little upset in stomach when I enjoy green tea it in the morning without eating anything. So what I do now is to put a little creamer or milk into it after it has steeped.
Do you have any tips for me?
Like I mentioned at the start, green tea might be the healthiest thing you can drink. Let me know if you have some opinions by now!