Lowers Cancer Risk
Green tea is known to inhibit an anti-apoptotic protein involved in some types of cancer. Also, the polyphenols act as free radical scavengers. Free radicals are compounds which can up the risk of cancer on interaction with co-carcinogens (cancer causing compounds).
Promotes Hair Growth
Green tea has amazing benefits for your hair too. The rich antioxidants in green tea improve hair growth, reduce hair loss and render a great shine to your hair. It also provides the essential nutrients which are required for hair growth and also prevent dry, frizzy hair.
Green tea is used in many herbal products to improve the quality of the skin. The anti-aging and anti-inflammatory benefits of green tea may go a long way in delaying signs of skin aging from everyday damage such as sun damage, rashes and wrinkles. Green tea is made from unfermented leaves and reportedly contains the highest concentration of powerful antioxidants called polyphenols. They prevent as well as reduce the damage caused by oxidation thereby lowering the risk of premature aging.
Improves Heart Health
The artery-friendly polyphenols in green tea are known to protect the heart. Research shows that drinking two to three cups of green tea is beneficial to avert the risk of having heart disease. This is because antioxidants help in flushing the harmful toxins from the body, thereby improving the blood flow and lowering the risk of heart disease.
Aids In Weight Loss
Green tea can boost the metabolic rate and can help in fat burning and improve your overall physical appearance. Green tea is traditionally make very weak meaning that only a pinch is required for a pot of tea.
Promotes Brain Health
Green tea is known to improve brain function and also protects your brain in old age. The bioactive compounds in green tea are helpful to protecting the neurons. It is also seen that older people who drank green tea less are likely to develop cognitive impairment.
Regulates Blood Sugar
Recent research studies have shown that green tea is helpful in improving insulin sensitivity and thereby reducing blood sugar levels. It may also lower the risk of developing type 2 diabetes in the long term.
Green tea has the power to kill bacteria and inhibit the growth of viruses thus lowering your risk of infections. The catechins in green tea can inhibit the growth of streptococcus mutans which in effect improves your oral health too.