Green Tea Goodness


Did you know that drinking a cup of green tea a day can protect you from several diseases? Are you aware that it can prevent the deterioration of other medical conditions and increase the effectiveness of medications?

Green vs. Regular Black Tea

When fresh tea leaves are picked, quickly dried and treated with steam to keep active ingredients intact, leaves remain green. If leaves are not treated in this manner, they immediately lose their color and beneficial qualities, turning into the regular black tea we all know.

Green tea contains as much as five times the amount of "Simple polyphenolics," which are responsible for the benefits of green tea. Green tea extract (polyphenolics) can be found in a variety of food supplements (pills, capsules and tea) and beauty products. You can also add it to your food for an extra health boost.

The Goodness of green tea:

Benefits Weight loss: Helps in preventing obesity and losing extra kilos by burning more calories, producing more energy and limiting appetite. It can also help reduce sugar and fat absorption and limit the risk of diabetes and metabolic syndrome.

Diabetes: Improves the effects of the insulin hormone, reduces blood sugar levels and maintains the efficiency of insulin-producing pancreatic cells.

Heart and circulation: Lowers blood pressure and reduces the bad cholesterol (LDL) levels in the blood. It protects against blood clots and atherosclerosis.

Nervous system: Since Polyphenolics are highly effective anti-oxidants they protect nervous system cells and help prevent Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and nerve inflammation, resulting from diabetes and other diseases that can cause nerve cell damage.

Tumors and aging: Numerous studies have established green tea extract’s ability to prevent tumors of the mouth, lung, esophagus, stomach, colon, liver, pancreas, breast, prostate and kidney. It can also protect cells against oxidation, thereby prolonging their life-spans and slowing down the aging process, making you feel younger for longer.

Immune system: Green tea enhances the efficiency of the immune system, especially against viral infections such as influenza, AIDS, herpes and others.

Osteoporosis: Some research has shown that green tea helps to prevent osteoporosis and helps delay the deterioration of the condition by increasing bone density.

Skin: It protects the skin against pollution and its impact on the appearance of wrinkles and other signs of aging. It also prevents the darkening of the skin (when used in cosmetic products) and gives it a brighter appearance. Hair: It stimulates blood supply to the scalp and prevents hair loss.

It also regulates sebum secretion from the scalp and prevents the growth of fungi that cause dandruff.