Thursday, December 18, 2014

Green Tea Benefits

Green Tea is the well-known "wonder drug" known to give its drinkers a host of health benefits.

Green tea is simply a wonder drug offering many benefits.

To name some verities as followings:

  1. Bancha Tea
  2. Chun Hao Tea
  3. Dao Ren Tea
  4. Dragonwell Tea
  5. Genmaicha Tea
  6. Gunpowder
  7. Gyokuro Tea
  8. Hojicha Tea
  9. Kai Hua Long Ding Tea
  10. Kukicha Tea
  11. Matcha Tea
  12. Sencha Tea
  13. White Monkey Tea

The most common beliefs about green tea’s benefits are:

  1. It lowers the risk of cancer
  2. It lowers the risk of stroke and heart diseases
  3. It lowers blood pressure
  4. It prevents tooth decay
  5. It inhibits viruses


Green Tea Lowers the Risk of Cancer.

Many studies have shown that people drinking green tea have significantly lower risk of cancer. There are  potent antioxidants in Green Tea as polyphenols,. Some studies show that the polyphenols most prevalent in green tea, the catechins, are far more useful in fighting free radicals than vitamins C or E.

Many new studies are testing green tea as a potential cancer therapy due to    green tea’s well established ability to prevent cancer. Especially Green tea may be protective against lung cancer in former and current cigarette smokers.

Green tea has been shown to offset against both the initiation and promotion of carcinogenesis. Some studies have found that green tea blocks the formation of certain tumors. If green tea's could only reduce the risk of cancer, it would bel worth taking as a beverage or supplement.

Green Tea lessens Cholesterol and subsequently  the risk of stroke and heart diseases: 

To lower LDL cholesterol and serum triglyceride levels, green tea has been found effective. The potent antioxidant effects of green tea hinder the oxidation of LDL cholesterol in the arteries. It has major contributory role in the formation of atherosclerosis.

Generally the formation of blood clots, known as thrombosis, is the prime cause of heart attack and stroke. Green Tea, as effectively as aspirin,  may stop abnormal blood clot formation. If we take coagulation risk factors of blood, green tea has power to inhibit platelet aggregation and adhesion via effects that differ from those of aspirin.

Green Tea Lowers Blood Pressure:

Green Tea blocks the effects of a significant cause of hypertension as angiotension-converting enzyme (ACE), an enzyme secreted by the kidneys. By blocking the effects of ACE, blood pressure can be lowered significantly, along with, the risk of heart attacks and strokes.

Published studies have shown lowered blood pressure in animals and humans who are given green tea extracts. Still for treatment of hypertension by using green tea, that should be   only under the supervision of a competent medical professional. Regular testing of blood pressure is a must.

Green Tea Prevents Tooth Decay:

Catechins inhibits the formation of dental plaque, bacterial colonies that form on tooth surfaces causing tooth decay, as shown in studies. Tea has been found to hamper Streptococcus mutans, a major bacterium involved with decay. Catechins reduce the bacterial cell membrane fluidity,which results in the antiplaque activity. Tea also shows positive effects in fighting gum disease.

Green Tea Inhibits Viruses:

Green tea has been famous for lowering blood sugar levels. It can effectively kill certain bacterias and fight staph. Green tea deters several viruses including viral hepatitis. Green tea, via catechins and theaflavins and its gallates, have exhibited antibacterial properties.

Studies have shown that catechins can effectively kill almost every kind of bacteria which causes food poisoning. It also deactivates the toxins, produced by those bacteria. Simultaneously, it enhances the growth of beneficial bacteria in the digestive tract. It is also evident that green tea also inhibits the flu virus. Lab studies proves that green tea extract protects against many common degenerative diseases