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5 Benefits of Drinking Green Tea

5 Benefits of Drinking Green Tea

  • Genna Heintzkill
  • Aug 07, 2019

There are an amazing amount of health benefits from a cup of green tea. This drink has been in existence for centuries, but its natural properties are not always appreciated. Just a simple change to your lifestyle by adding a cup or two of green tea each day can work wonders on your health and here's why.

Green Tea Improves Brain Health

Green tea not only keeps people awake but it also enhances brain activity to make people think clearly. It contains caffeine but not as much as coffee. This active ingredient stimulates the brain and makes you more alert. However, one of the unique properties contained in green tea is an amino acid called theamine. This has a twofold effect on the brain. It produces a neurotransmitter called GABA which has anti-anxiety properties, and it also increases the concentration of dopamine which improves memory.

Green Tea Helps Weight Loss Naturally

The natural properties found in green tea have another benefit- weight loss. Studiesshow that green tea burns fat which makes it an easy way to lose weight without much effort. It also improves insulin sensitivity. Supplementing a soft drink or a milky coffee for a cup or two of green tea each day is a simple swap that can boost your health and increase metabolism.

The Anti-Oxidants in Green Tea Help Prevent Some Cancers

One of the most remarkable properties of green tea is that it can help prevent some cancers. The antioxidants in green tea appear to have an effect in reducing the risk of developing the disease. A breast cancer observational study reported that those women who drank green tea were 20-30% less likely to develop cancer.Another meta analysis of 29 research studies demonstrated that drinking green tea reduced the risk of developing bowel cancer by 42%.

Green Tea Reduces the Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

The antioxidant properties of green tea have been found to prevent the total and LDL cholesterol in blood from oxidizing. This contributes towards the prevention of heart disease. In fact green tea has been shown to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease by up to a third. This, combined with the ability to burn fat and increase the sensitivity of insulin makes it a significant natural product to include in your diet to improve health.

Green Tea Helps People Live Longer

Green tea is full of natural properties that work to improve health. This includes preventing diseases and losing weight. Japanese people consume the most green tea. In a research study of over 40,000 people in Japan, the results showed that of those drinking more than 5 cups of green tea a day their risk of dying from cardiovascular disease was significantly reduced, but not in cancer. Another Japanese study showed that death from all causes was reduced by 6 years in those who drank green tea compared to those who did not.

Green tea is a natural drink that has many beneficial properties to boost health. Adding a cup or two to your daily routine is simple and can boost your health.

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