Green tea has some amazing benefits. Yes, the first one being weight loss but there are other benefits too. No wonder green tea had been used as a medicine for thousands of years throughout Asia.
It boasts of numerous uses from lowering blood pressure to preventing cancer. Read on to find out some lesser-known benefits of Green Tea.
Text: Sneha M
Weight loss is universally known benefit of green tea. It increases metabolism and the Polyphenal found in green tea works to intensify levels of fat oxidation and the rate at which your body turns food into calories.
Green tea is packed with flavonoid that is a powerful inflammation-fighter and increases insulin activity. This can prevent high insulin spikes and resulting fat storage.
Eipgallocatechin gallate (EGCG) has the highest number of anti-oxidant properties with beneficial effects on the prevention of cardiovascular disease. It may also protect against the formation of clots, which are the primary cause of heart diseases.
Theanine is an amino acid naturally found in tealeaves. It is this substance that is thought to provide a relaxing and tranquilizing effect and be a great benefit to tea drinkers.
Anti-viral and Anti-bacterial
Tea catechins are strong antibacterial and antiviral agents that make them effective for treating everything from influenza to cancer. In some studies green tea has been shown to inhibit the spread of many diseases.
So what are you waiting for? Go grab a cup of green tea and enjoy its benefits.