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Green tea

Green tea- a healthy drink

green tea
A marvelous drink to have.Green tea is made from the leaves of Camellia sinensis that have undergone minimal oxidation during processing.

Due to it’s goodness it is used as raw material for extracts which are used in various beverages, health foods, dietary supplements, and cosmetic items
Weight loss-
Controls  weight by increasing metabolism .green tea extract increases the rate of calorie burning by the body. It reduces blood fat, cholesterol, bloated ness, detoxifies the body and suppresses untimely food cravings

Good for heart-
The flavonoids present in this tea protect the heart by relaxing the blood vessels so blood can flow more easily.

Fights against various cancers-
The antioxidants in tea helps protect against a shipload of cancers, including breast, colon, colorectal, skin, lung, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, pancreas, liver, ovarian, prostate and oral cancers. Green tea extract is reported to induce cancer cell death and starve tumours by curbing the growth of new blood vessels that feed them.

The sun’s UV rays in summer act as a constant threat. Green tea is rich in antioxidants that scavenge harmful free radicals in the body according to researches. Also using green tea extracts along with your sunscreen could afford you the greatest level of sun protection.

Helps in Diabetes
Green tea can do wonders to a person suffering from diabetes.Green tea apparently helps regulate glucose levels slowing the rise of blood sugar. It also triggers and stimulates insulin production and activates the functioning of pancreas to some extent.Blood sugar level in the body is also normalized and regularized by the use of green tea.

Weight loss:
Green tea is wonderful for those who are trying to lose weight.It increases the metabolism rate and increase the body’s ability to burn fat

Polyphenols in green tea may help maintain the parts of brain that regulate learning and memory. So, regular consumption of green tea could help in prevention of degenerative and neurological diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson`s.

Anti- Ageing benefitsAntioxidants found in green tea fight free radicals thereby keeping a check on ageing and promoting longevity.Because it contains high levels of oligomeric proanthocyanidins one of the most powerful antioxidants, Green Tea is thought to help slow down the premature ageing process.

Boosts your immunityPolyphenols and Flavonoids present in green tea boost the immune system to make the human body stronger in fighting various infections.

Vitamin C present in green tea keeps cold and flu away.

In nut shell it green tea is said to help:
- Reduce our risk of developing many forms of cancer.
- Inhibit the growth of cancer cells.
- Lower total cholesterol levels.
- Improve the ratio of good (HDL) cholesterol to bad (LDL) cholesterol.
- Help reduce the risk and treat rheumatoid arthritis.
- Reduce the risk of experiencing cardiovascular disease.
- Treat impaired immune function.
- Help prevent tooth decay.
- Prevent food poisoning.
It hydrates the body just like water does and along with this it provides several benefits to the body . So have 2- 3 cups of Green tea daily.
Drink tea an hour before or after meals. Certain compounds in tea inhibit the absorption of calcium and non-heme iron. Drinking too much tea can worsen the symptoms of those prone to iron deficiency. Putting milk in your tea can cancel out the problem of calcium absorption, the oxalate in the tea bonds to the calcium in the milk rather than the calcium in your food.

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