Green tea has been used for centuries now; originating in China and well known for its miraculous benefits, green tea has spread all over the globe and is today used for many purposes. Its health benefits are endless, from brain function improvement to preventing dementia and diabetes. While its most common use is as a weight loss ally, many of its incredible benefits are still waiting to be discovered.
Green Tea and Brain Function
Research shows green tea has a very positive effect not only on our body but also on our brain. Its levels of caffeine and L-theanine improve brain function, memory, and mood, having an over-all positive effect on energy level and productivity. Studies have shown that green tea helps against brain cell deterioration and therefore delays Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s negative effects on brain functioning.
A cup of green tea can make you happier and stress-free. The secret lies in the amino acid found in the tea leaves, which will provide a calming, relaxing effect while helping you fight depression and anxiety.
Green Tea and Disease
Green tea helps reduce the risk of many types of cancer, heart disease, diabetes, tooth decay and cavities. Regular consumption will control blood pressure, keep you relaxed and your blood vessels clean, protecting you against heart attacks.
The antioxidants in green tea have been proved to lower the risk of various cancer types, such as breast or prostate cancer and colorectal cancer. Many studies show that tea drinkers are less likely to get cancer. However, it is important to keep your tea as plain as possible; milk and sugar will lower its properties.
Green tea kills bacteria, keeping you infection-proof. The consumption of tea improves dental health and lowers the risk of infection. Catechins kill bacteria and inhibit viruses, reducing bad breath and the risk of caries and plaque.
Green tea also controls the blood sugar levels and improves insulin sensitivity, lowering the risk of becoming diabetic.