The Benefits of Drinking Green Tea

Green tea is a widely known tea across the globe. For a sound reason, its consumption has become a welcome trend in the health field. Your general well being will possibly improve if you drink green tea. Here are 6 health benefits that you will get if you drink green tea.

Reduce the risk of stroke

Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association contained the result of a study carried in Japan in which 83, 000 adults were studied. It was discovered that the participants that drank green tea for more than 13 years were less likely to have stroke. According to the study, your chances of having strong will be reduced to 14% if you drink 2 or 3 cups of green tea every day. The probability of people that drink 4 cups of green tea on daily basis will reduce to 20 percent.

The Benefits of Drinking Green Tea

Lower the risk of having Alzheimer’s disease

Green tea contained antioxidant epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) which when extracted and purified is capable of hampering the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. This antioxidant is capable of stopping dangerous clumps of proteins from fastening themselves onto the cells of the brain. The above was demonstrated in a study carried out in the University of Leeds. Even though purified extract of EGCG was used in the research, people that drink green tea will still get the same benefits.

Prevention of eye disease

It has also been discovered through a research that EGCG contained in green tea can forestall the occurrence of eye disease when it is absorbed by the tissues of the eyes such as the lens and retina that protect the eyes’ general integrity. The result of this research was published in the Journal of Agricultural and food Chemistry.

Prevention of lung cancer

Taking at least a cup of green tea on daily basis has been shown to reduce the risk of having lung cancer in a study carried out in Chung Shan Medical University, Taiwan. The same study also demonstrated that the probability of non-smokers that do not take at least a cup of green tea daily developing lung cancer is five times higher.

Prevention of leukemia

A study carried out by Mayo Clinic suggested that green tea contains compounds that are capable of preventing leukemia. 400 and 2,000 milligrams of EGCG were administered to patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia during the research. At the end of the research, the patients experienced significant improvement in their condition. Another study done in 2004 showed that leukemia cells could be eliminated by EGCG.

Enhancing memory

It has been confirmed by researchers at the Third Military Medical University, China that brain cells could be regenerated by EGCG which is contained in green tea. This will enhance your memory and improve spatial learning. The study affirmed that green tea does not only stop clumps of protein from causing Alzheimer’s, it can also enhance memory by regenerating the brain.

Indeed, green tea gives a lot of health benefits. If you drink green tea on daily basis, you will still get all these benefits even though only extracts from green were used in conducting all the above mentioned studies.

This entry was written on March 21st, 2014 by admin and filed under Uncategorized.

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