Discover The Miracles of Green Tea

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Are you wondering where Green Tea originally comes from? Botanical evidences indicate that India and China were among the first countries to cultivate it.

In fact, according to an Ancient Chinese proverb, “better to be deprived of food for three days, than tea for one.”

In traditional Chinese and Indian medicine, practitioners have been using green tea as a stimulant, diuretic (to promote the excretion of urine), astringent (to control bleeding and help heal wounds) and to improve heart health since the ancient times. This green variety of tea is known to treat every disease from headaches to depression.

In her book “The Natural Secrets Of Healthier Life,” Nadine Taylor, a famous writer and novelist, talked about how tea has been used as medicine for over 4000 years.

Health Benefits?

Green tea, like regular black tea, comes from the leaves of the Camellia Sinensis plant. However, unlike black tea, it is not fermented (oxidized); therefore, it retains its natural ingredients and medicinal benefits. It contains powerful antioxidants and a variety of vitamins and minerals.

It protects cells from damage with antioxidants and polyphenols (especially epigallocatechin gallate – EGCG), which are at least 100 times more effective than vitamin C and 25 times more powerful than vitamin E. Two cups contain about as many antioxidants as a serving of vegetables or fruit.

Help cure diseases?

Today, there exist many scientific evidences that prove the benefits of drinking green tea. Studies have shown that people who drink it have considerably lower risks of many diseases, including cancer, heart disease and stroke. For example, the Journal of National Cancer Institute published the results of an epidemiological study in 1994. The result of this epidemiological study indicates that the risk of esophageal cancer in Chinese men and women is reduced by nearly 60%.

Researchers at Purdue University have found an anti-cancer compound that inhibits the growth of cancer cells in the human body.

Another research indicates that the total cholesterol levels get lowered by the drinking of green tea, as well as it controls and manages the ratio of good HDL cholesterol to bad LDL cholesterol.

Here are a few diseases and medical conditions for which drinking it is helpful:

* Rheumatoid Arthritis

* Cancer

* Oral Health

* Infection

* High Cholesterol Levels

* Impaired Immune Function

* Cardiovascular Diseases

* Atherosclerosis

* Diabetes

* Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

* Liver Diseases

Help in weight loss?

Yes. Green tea can also help dieters to balance their diet and in weight loss. In a weight loss study, it was found that you can burn more calories by taking the combination of tea and caffeine than taking only placebo or caffeine. It also helps prevent tooth decay as it has a potential to kill bacteria. Due to this unique property, it helps to prevent from the food poisoning.

Adding to your diet plan?

With so many benefits, green tea definitely seems to be a good buy for all tea lovers.

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