The Health Benefits of Green Tea!

Iced Green Tea

There are a plethora of sources stating the same thing. Green Tea is Healthy!

Here are some of the known benefits of Green Tea.

  1. Green tea contains various Bioactive compounds that can improve health. Being loaded with polyphenols like flavonoids and atechins, which function as powerful antioxidants, Green tea can help reduce the formation of free radicals in the body, protecting cells and molecules inside the body from damage and thus helping to decrease the risk against cancer.

  2. Improve Brain Function. Green tea contains both caffeine and amino acid L-theanine. Studies have shown that the combination of the two is particularly potent at improving brain function. Because of the L-theanine and the smaller dose of caffeine, green tea can give you a much milder brain boost than coffee, allowing for not only more energy, but concentration.

  3. Green Tea May Protect Your Brain in Old Age. The bioactive compounds in Green Tea can have various protective effects on neurons and may reduce the risk of both Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, the two most common neurodegenerative disorders.

  4. Reduce Risk of Cardiovascular Disease. Green tea has shown it can help lower total and LDL cholesterol which is the main risk factor for cardiovascular diseases.

Lower Your Risk of Type II Diabetes. Green tea has been shown to improve insulin sensitivity and reduce blood sugar levels, thus reducing your risk for Type II Diabetes. 

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