We drink green tea because we know it helps us to be healthy or some of us have heard green tea helps to lose weight. So, what exactly are the benefits of drinking green tea?
While black tea undergoes fermentation process, losing pretty much most of the materials that makes it healthy for us, green tea are processed without being fermented which keeps maximum amount of the antioxidants and poly-phenols which makes tea green so beneficial for us.
So, let’s check out the benefits-
Protects the heart
In some researches, it was found that green tea prevents heart diseases and stroke. Green tea helps the blood vessels to function more effectively and also keeps the lining cells of blood vessels healthy thus lowering the chance of heart diseases.
Green tea decreases the bad cholesterol and increases the good cholesterol in the blood.
Green tea helps to reduce the blood sugar level by increasing sensitivity of insulin. Also, I can lower the risk of having type II diabetes.
Improves brain function
As the subtitle says, green tea does improve the brain function. In another study, it is been shown that green tea consumption increases the connectivity in the parts of the brain, especially the memory part.
Also, it reduces the risk of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases.
Like I said before, some people think green tea helps them to lose weight. The fact is that green tea increases the metabolism and also increases the fat oxidation, meaning increases fat burning.
Yes, green tea does help you to relax. It contains L-theanine which increases alpha waves in the brain making drinker feel more relaxed without making them fall asleep. People with anxiety can be benefited from this too.
Green tea contains catechins oxidants which prevents bacteria from spreading.
Antioxidants called catechins are the heroes which help to kill bacteria and other harmful stuff in your mouth which cause smelly breath, gum diseases, tooth cavities, throat infections and other oral conditions!
Now that we know a lot of benefit of green tea make sure to include it in your routine.