Green tea and its paybacks

Green tea and its paybacks
Green tea benefits us beyond its ability to slake thirst. Green tea extracts contain several compounds that serve for different characteristics of green tea, such as catechins (texture), caffeine (bitterness) and theanine (flavour) besides some vitamins and minerals. Healthwise, it provides lots of benefits and following are few paybacks of green tea:
  • The catechins present in green tea contain EGCG (epigallocatechin-3-gallate), which serves as powerful anti-oxidant that prevents ageing of skin and obstructs dangerous free radicals present in the body.
  • Caffeine content in green tea will increase alertness and help in relieving weariness.
  • Theanine present in green tea acts as a mild relaxant.
  • Green tea comforts in regulating the glucose level in the body; thereby, it prevents Type 1 diabetes.
  • Green tea boosts weight loss and increases body's metabolism through polyphenols and fat burning properties present in it.
  • Green tea helps in reducing heart risks, potentially by its property of lowering blood cholesterol level.
  • Green tea serves as a powerful immune system booster by preventing cold and flu.
  • Green tea functions as a 'Liver Protector' through catechins present in it and helps in reducing the liver inflammation.
  • Green tea will potentially fight against 'Cancer'. Consumption of 3-4 cups of green tea per day will lower the re-occurrence of cancer.
  • Green tea helps in preventing tooth decay and dental plaque.
  • Green tea serves its best to make us live a longer life. Do utilise the natural resources to be prevented from diseases.
    How to cite this article:
    Team YOUNG WING. Green tea and its paybacks. BioLim O-Media. 01 April, 2013. 1(1).
    Available from: http://archive.biolim.org/omedia/read/BOMA0001.