While obesity has become an epidemic worldwide nowadays, everybody is searching for easy remedies everywhere when nobody is getting enough time to do physical exercise in this fast track time. When studies have revealed that use of green tea can reduce body weight and fat mass considerably, many people are moving towards it. Over the last few decades, green tea has been subjected to new scientific and medicinal researches to determine the extent of its health benefits and the results obtained are really exclaiming. Chinese and Japanese has been using it for hundreds of years due to its medicinal values and now other people have also begun to accept it. In other words, we can say ‘Green tea is the Mritasanjeevani of modern times’ and this kind of qualification is apt in every aspect.
Studies have proved that regular green tea drinkers may have a lower risk of developing heart disease and certain types of cancer which include stomach, skin and pancreas cancer. The miraculous benefits that this tea rend us not only reduce the extra pounds from your body but also keeps you physically energetic and mentally fit.
What makes green tea so special?
While leaves of a tea plant are withered, rolled, fermented and brought to many oxidation changes to make drinking tea, such processes are minimized and less substances be added in the making process of green tea. Dried leaves are only steamed. Hence this drink remains natural and retains its original medicinal capabilities. Also green tea's unique antioxidants, especially Catechins are more concentrated. Abundant presence of antioxidants and components, its medicinal capabilities to fight against several diseases, ability to increase fat oxidation and decrease bad cholesterol and its unique and natural health factors makes green tea so special.
Main Benefits of Green Tea
• Increases metabolism and fat oxidation which further helps in reducing body weight
• Provides sufficient antioxidants and compounds which is more than regular vegetables and fruits that help in maintaining good health
• May lower LDL (bad) cholesterol levels and increase HDL (good) cholesterol levels.
• Impact on heart diseases and cancer are promising
• Prevents the death of brain cells – meaning less chance of Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s disease
• Polyphenols and polysaccharides being the primary two antioxidants effectively lowers blood sugar levels
• Polyphenols contained in green tea strengthens immunity of body cells and strengthens it to fight against diseases. It also produce extra heat in the body and burn more calories
• Improving mental alertness and protects skin from sun damage
• Reduces the risk of strokes
• Destroys the bacteria which can cause food poisoning
• Stops dehydration by helping your system to keep up a nutritious balance of fluid. Also relieves its stress and fatigue
• Contains caffeine in moderate quantity, which works as a natural appetite suppressant. Hence considered as a great diet inclusion
• Contains fluorine, which prevents cavities and hence maintaining good oral hygiene
• Rich in the anti oxidant Vitamin E, which slows the aging process
• Has been historically used as a remedy for depression, indigestion and headaches
• Protects the liver against toxic compounds, like chemicals present in tobacco smoke and alcohol
• It works as an energy booster
• Decreases the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis
• Its flavonoid content is very much higher than even fresh fruits and vegetables and hence it becomes a very good health drink
Thus we can conclude, by including just 1 or 2 cups of green tea in our daily diet and doing a little bit exercise at home, we are not only increasing the overall immunity of our body and protecting it from many of the common diseases, but also finding solutions for many of our problems including obesity, ageing and depression. Hence green tea is really ‘Mritasanjeevani’ of modern times!!!
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Author: Sandhya Rani
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