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Eight important health benefits of green tea

Health By Wambui Mbuthia

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Green tea is a nutrient-packed beverage that has been used for ages in native Asia and is slowly becoming popular in the rest of the world.

This healthy tea is steadily replacing the ordinary tea due to its advantages. Unsweetened brewed green tea has been known to contain zero calories.

There are many reasons why many people are including this beverage in their daily diets. The following are health benefits that accompany every serving of green tea you consume;

Weight loss

Green tea helps your body to burn fat that is unnecessarily stored in your body. When left to accumulate, this fat is responsible for making you overweight. If you are looking to lose it, taking green tea regularly helps you shed the extra fat and only conserve fats needed for energy.

Heart health

Flavan-3-ols and anthocyanidin antioxidants found in goods amounts in green tea are heart friendly and prevent cardiovascular ailments. Green tea also contains properties that increase the amount of blood your heart pumps and lowers blood pressure.


The high concentration of disease-fighting antioxidants, Catechins, in green tea allows it to protect the delicate tissues of your eyes. This is because Catechins are readily absorbed even deep in the eyes where other antioxidants may not reach.

Brain functionality

Caffeine found in green tea is a good stimulant that increases the firing of neurons and the concentration of neurotransmitters, hence keeping you alert. The amino acid L-theanine, also found in green tea is known to increase the production of alpha waves in the brain, which is necessary for your brain’s full functionality.

Cancer prevention

Research indicates that polyphenols, (found in huge amounts in tea) decreases tumour growth and helps to kill cancerous cells. Antioxidants in green tea prevent new blood vessels from forming within tumours that help cancer cells to grow rapidly and spread to other parts of your body.

Boosted immunity

When our bodies cannot fight disease-causing bacteria, we end up getting recurrent attacks from colds and flu. Consuming green tea, however, contains antigens that fight off these bacteria and boost our immunity to avoid such attacks.

Easy digestion

Caffeine present in green tea stimulates your digestive system by speeding up the digestive process and helps your body break down food more easily. Green tea also neutralizes gas in your digestive system caused by food intolerance and keeps you from feeling bloated.

Great skin

Polyphenols in green tea are essential agents for treating acne and unclogging your skin pores. Green tea has anti-inflammatory properties which reduce irritation, redness, and swelling. This gives you a healthy skin that is acne and pimple free.

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