Loaded with antioxidants and nutrients that can improve brain function, fat loss, a lower risk for cancer, and more.
Consider these health benefits that are sure to make green tea your drink of choice:
A 2007 study published in the journal Cytotechnology found that drinking green tea can reduce pollen allergies due to a specific compound called EGCG. This can block the key receptor responsible for an allergic response. Quercetin, a naturally occurring flavonol in tea, can also help relieve allergy symptoms.
The same antioxidant listed above (EGCG) is believed to inhibit the absorption of cholesterol from the large intestine. Research suggests drinking five cups of green tea daily will provide the biggest reduction in cholesterol levels.
The antioxidants found in green tea can penetrate the tissues of the eye and be absorbed; studies have shown that drinking green tea can be a preventative measure when it comes to eyesight, especially for cataract-induced blindness.
Promote Oral Health
The catechins in green tea can kill bacteria and inhibit viruses, potentially lowering your risk of dental infections and oral cancer. Specifically, green tea can inhibit the growth of streptococcus mutans, a harmful bacteria in the mouth that causes plaque formation, cavities, and tooth and gum decay. It can also help reduce bad breath!
In a 2013 study published by the British Journal of Nutrition, a low dose of green tea catechins (540 mg) daily, about 2 cups of green tea daily, can considerably reduce the effect of UV radiation on the skin.
Improve Brain Function
Green tea contains caffeine, which has been known to improve mood, productivity, vigilance, reaction time, and memory. It also contains the amino acid L-theanine, which has anti-anxiety effects and can increase dopamine production. When combined, the two make a powerful impact on your brain.
Increase Fat Burning and Weight Loss
Green tea has been shown to increase fat burning and boost the metabolic rate, resulting in easier weight loss.
Boost Overall Health
As stated above, green tea is loaded with important nutrients, flavonoids ,and catechins antioxidants that can reduce the formation of free radicals (compounds that play a role in aging and a wide variety of other conditions and diseases).