What are the health benefits of green tea?

What are the health benefits of green tea?

Jan 11, 2024BANCOFF LTD

Having its origin in China, green tea traces back to 2737BC. The Chinese Emperor Shennong discovered it by accident while he was drinking water later noticing a dead tea leaf making its way into his cup. This special tea made its way to the West in the 19th century. It was locally known as the bullet tea in America as it came in the shape of bullets. During the Boston Tea Party, about 45tons of the marvelous tea was dumped into the sea.

A review of in vitro from the year 2018, human studies has shown the potential benefits of tea polyphenols in the chemoprevention of UVB-induced skin cancer. Moreover, several studies found that the catechins in green tea and caffeine may have a role in increasing energy metabolism, which may lead to weight loss. Green tea also has anti-inflammatory properties.

Another study dating back to 2016 highlighted the fact that green tea consumption reduces mortality due to cardiovascular disease. The study followed over 40,000 Japanese participants aged 40–79 for 11 years, starting in 1994. It was revealed that the participants who consumed at least five cups of green tea per day had lower chances of death caused by cardiovascular disease.

Having green tea, either as a drink or in the form capsule form, was associated to modest reductions in total low-density lipoprotein cholesterol. Furthermore, a study emerging from the American Heart Association (AHA) found out that including green tea in a person’s daily food intake may cut down on risk factors associated with stroke.

Some studies have suggested a lower risk of type 2 diabetes in people who drink green tea than in those who consume no tea. Besides, other observations reveal that green tea can enhance a person’s working memory and other cognitive functions. In context of Alzheimer’s disease, green is found to display its benefits as well in accordance to a 2011 test tube cell study. Finally, this tea has its potential in preventing dental cavities, stress, and chronic fatigue, treat skin conditions, and improve arthritis by reducing inflammation.




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