10 Benefits of Green Tea Explained

Updated: Apr 24, 2019

If you can’t help kickstart your day without a cup of steaming tea, then it can be turned to your advantage by simply going green! Drinking a cup of green tea every day helps boost your health in more ways than one.

Here are ten health benefits of green tea to motivate you to switch sides!

1. Maintains skin health

Antioxidants nullify the effects of free radicals in the body that cause damage to internal organs. This prevents premature aging and keeps the skin young and glowing.

2. Prevents cancer

Antioxidants also reduce the risk of some cancers such as prostate cancer, breast cancer, colorectal cancer, etc.

3. Is an astringent

Green tea has astringent properties, which means that it has the ability to shrink skin cells and other body tissues. By helping to contract muscles and tissues, it tones the skin and body to be in shape.

4. Aids weight loss

Green tea increases rate of metabolism, which helps the body use up the stored fat faster. Thus, green tea is great for weight loss, and in a healthy manner.

5. Boosts immunity

A type of antioxidants, called catechins, provide protection from bacteria and viruses. They fight toxins and protect you from infections and diseases such as diarrhoea, flu, dysentery, etc.

6. Controls diabetes

Green tea lowers blood glucose levels and also improves the functioning of the pancreas. Thus, insulin secretion becomes more efficient, which helps regulate sugar levels in the body, thereby lowering the risk of diabetes.

7. Promotes heart health

Green tea has been shown to prevent heart issues such as high blood pressure and congestive heart failure.

8. Reduces cholesterol levels

Green tea reduces the bad cholesterol levels and helps increase the good cholesterol. One antioxidant, called Epigallocatechin Gallate, is said to inhibit cholesterol absorption from the large intestine, which prevents bad cholesterol from increasing.

9. Improves oral health

The greener tea you drink, the lower the risk of periodontal disease, according to a 2009 study. Catechin controls the bacteria that cause dental conditions like throat infections and even prevents cavities.

10. Lowers risk of Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s

Research has shown that green tea might be able to block certain plaques that are associated with Alzheimer’s disease. It can delay the deterioration caused by Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease, and perhaps even dementia.

So, make your morning cuppa healthier and more refreshing – just get a bunch of green tea leaves! Opportunities to make your health better should not be missed, because nothing is more important than your health. Go a step further by taking a health insurance policy, so that you have a financial back up in the midst of an unexpected health crisis. Visit ManipalCigna’s website to browse through their easy EMI and easy returns health insurance plans, right away!


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