Your health is wrapped in your lifestyle and genes, so there is no food which can alone give you a healthy body! But there is not harm in including green tea in your routine and reap out its amazing benefits!
Green tea is most famous for its role in weight loss! Well, yes. Regular consumption of green tea has shown some difference on the weighing scale but it's not just about weight loss! Green tea has many other benefits as well!
(1) Green tea improves overall health!
Green tea contains bioactive components which improves your health.
Green tea is loaded with polyphenols like flavonoids and catechins which works as an excellent antioxidant.
Green tea extract consists of polyphenols (Apart from flavonoids and catechins) like tannins and flavanols, xanthins like caffeine and caffeine related stimulant, vitamin c and B complex, amino acids like L-theanine, microelements like aluminum, manganese and other essential oils.
The most powerful antioxidant in green tea is EGCG which is Epigallocatechin gallate which has a high medicinal power.
It consists of little amount of important minerals as well.
(2) Green tea makes you smart!
It enhances your brain function
Caffeine, a component in green tea works as a stimulant. It blocks a neurotransmitter called as adenosine which works in increasing dopamine and norepinephrine.
Effects of green tea are more stable than coffee (As a stimulant)
(3) Green tea enhances your physical performance and aids fat burning!
Green tea works as a metabolism booster and it is a part of many fat burning supplements.
Green tea enhances the energy expenditure of a healthy individual.
Consumption of green tea with healthy diet and exercise can give you remarkable results
(4) Consumption of green tea can lower the risks of cancer
Cancer is caused by uncontrolled growth of cells.
Uncontrolled growth of cells is promoted because of oxidative damage.
Antioxidants work in reducing the oxidative damage and green tea is loaded with antioxidants!
Few researches have shown that green tea reduces the risk of breast cancer, prostate cancer and colorectal cancer.
(5) Consumption of green tea can lower the risk of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease
Alzheimer's disease is a neurogenerative disease in humans.
It is a most common cause of dementia (Partial memory loss)
Parkinson's disease is another neurogenerative disease which causes the death of dopamine producing neurons in the brain.
Studies have shown that green tea protects the brain against these neurogenerative diseases.
Catechin components in green tea protects the brain against these neurogenerative diseases.
(6) Consumption of green tea improves dental health
Streptococcus mutans is bacteria found in mouth which causes plaque formation which in results into dental cavities and tooth decays
Studies have shown that catechins in green tea can kill the infectious bacteria and reduce the risks of infections.
Catechins inhibit the growth of harmful streptococcus mutans.
Studies have also shown that it reduces the bad breath.
Which form of green tea is the best?
Normally, people boil green tea leaves in water which is bad for catechins. This might make green tea less beneficial.
Also, using green tea bags can reduce the absorption of many nutrients.
Green tea extract capsules are now available online which allows you to get maximum benefits from green tea.
It is also easy to pop a pill anywhere.
Consumption of green tea extract capsule with a lemon water will increase the absorption of catechins.
Avoid taking it with dairy, it interferes with the absorption.