Are you looking for the health benefits of green tea? If yes, then your search is over.
In this article, I have listed down some of the amazing benefits of green tea for health which I am sure will surprise you and entice you to drink green tea on a regular basis.
Let’s start with a brief introduction to green tea.
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What is Green Tea?
There are many types of teas and green tea is one of them. It is made from Camellia Sinensis leaves. Green tea is extracted from China, but it is processed in different countries of Asia and then exported all over the world.
This is the little introduction of green tea. Now we will discuss the health benefits of green tea.
Health Benefits of Green Tea
Now, I am going to provide you with a huge list, so keep reading to stay informed.
1. Weight Loss
The most familiar benefit of drinking green tea is, it helps with weight loss. Green Tea has fat-burning properties, and those who are struggling to lose some pounds must drink it. (1)
For quick results, one must drink 2-3 cups of it daily, 1 cup in the morning and 1 cup before going to sleep. Within a few months or in some cases a few weeks you will see the results.
2. Cures Type 2 Diabetes
Type 2 Diabetes is caused by insulin resistance, which occurs when our body stops being sensitive to Insulin. If the body is not sensitive to insulin, the pancreas produces insulin without any check and balance, which could destroy insulin-producing cells with time. This is how we get a disease called type 2 diabetes.
Many studies have proven that…
…drinking tea without milk helps in improving insulin sensitivity. There are many teas which you cannot drink without milk, but as we drink green tea without milk so it helps in treating type 2 Diabetes. (2)
3. Lowers Blood Pressure
Due to lack of exercise and an increase in the level of cholesterol in the body high blood pressure is going common among the people. With age, chances of high blood increases.
Now the question arises, how green tea helps in maintaining Blood Pressure?
As I have mentioned above, green tea helps in burning fat which controls the cholesterol level in the body which ultimately helps in maintaining the blood pressure.
4. Reduces Risk of Heart Diseases
Again, most of the heart problems are due to the high level of cholesterol in the blood and as already discussed green tea has anti-cholesterol properties. Regular use of it reduces the chances of many heart diseases and even heart attacks.
5. Helps Prevent Cancer
Cancer is a disease which is caused by the uncontrolled cell division in a particular area of the body. Some studies have shown that green tea helps to some extent in preventing this unchecked, uncontrolled cell division. (3)
6. Sharpens Memory
Most of us do not familiar with this benefit of green tea, instead of drinking coffee or other teas you should drink green tea which has proven some outstanding results in increasing memory.
7. Prevents Alzheimer’s Disease
Alzheimer’s disease is a type of dementia which causes problems with memory. This disease is most common among the older people of age 50 plus. The patients with this disease have huge memory problems.
To cure this disease or to prevent yourself from getting this disease you must avoid aluminum and drink green tea. Green tea helps in the proper functioning of Brain.
8. Improves Skin Color
Green Tea has also skin cleaning properties. With the regular use of it, you will see a huge improvement in your skin color. Along with drinking you can also use green tea in your beauty masks.
9. Stimulates Hair Growth
Like any other oil, you can apply green tea direct on your scalp which stimulates hair growth and gives them a shiny look. After using this for a few weeks you will see that not only your hair fall has stopped but also new hairs have started growing.
10. Boosts Immunity
Our immune system protects us from many diseases but with time our immunity decreases. Green Tea is very effective in enhancing our immune system. The catechins in it help a lot in giving the immune system a real boost.
11. Reliefs Arthritis
Researchers at the University of Michigan have proven that green tea is very beneficial for pain in joints (Arthritis). (4)
Arthritis or pain in joints is due to the inflammation and green tea has anti-inflammatory properties which help a lot in relieving the pain.
Along with Green Tea, following are some more foods which are very beneficial in treating Arthritis.
- Olive Oil
- Milk and Milk Products (Butter, Cheese, etc)
- Citrus Fruits (Oranges, Grape Fruits)
- Beans, Nuts
12. Cures Migraine
Due to busy life Migraine or a headache is very common among lots of people. So, instead of using medicines one must find a home remedy to treat this and to avoid any side effects.
Drinking Green Tea gives instant relief from Headache. Either use it alone or add some honey to it and you will see quick results.
13. Helps Removing Dark Circles
This is also a very common problem. The biggest cause of dark circles is lack of sleep. Just with proper sleep, you can get rid of them.
But here I am going to tell you that…
…Green Tea is also very beneficial for dark circles. After making green tea, do not waste the tea bags instead put them on your eyes and you will see that dark circles are gone. Doing so also improves eyesight.
14. Treats Mouth Ulcers
Green Tea has also anti-bacterial properties. It not only treats mouth ulcers but also prevents from occurring them in the future. It sterilizes your mouth and strengthens the teeth. Not only this but it also prevents the tooth decay.
15. Reliefs Menopause
There are countless benefits of green tea which are still being studied by scientists. A Study performed in 2003 in Singapore showed that it reduces hot flashes. According to this study, women who drink green tea daily have 47% fewer hot flashes. (5)
Most of the menopausal women experience tiredness, memory problems, etc which could be cured with green tea. Not all type of caffeine is beneficial for health but the caffeine which is present in Green Tea is very beneficial for us.
16. Cures Constipation
There are many ways to cure constipation and green tea is one of them. There are many reasons for being constipated but the biggest reason is the lack of water.
What Green Tea does is…
…it fulfills the lack of water in the body and helps in making the things keep going. It also soothes the intestinal muscles by lubricating them.
17. Treats Flu
Most of the doctors do not give medicine for the flu, they ask to drink lots of water and tea. But let me tell you, green tea is far more beneficial than any other tea in treating flu and congestion.
18. Increases Fertility
Although there is no proven study that it helps in increasing the fertility of both men and women, but many scientists and doctors believe that it helps somehow in increasing the chances of being pregnant.
If you are facing fertility problems, you can use it, regardless of gender.
19. Reduces Pimples
Most of the people with oily skin face this problem. I recommend those who have pimples must avoid applying different chemicals to the skin.
Apply some natural remedies to get rid of pimples like,
- Green Tea (drink it daily)
- Egg Whites (apply to the skin)
- Papaya (apply the paste)
- Lemon Juice (dilute it with water and apply)
20. Prevents Kidney Stones and Infections
The main cause of kidney stones is oxalates which gathers in the body by eating tomatoes and different other things. That is why most of the Doctors advise, use tomatoes without peels.
Other than that you can also use green tea to treat kidney stones and kidney infections.
The Bottom Line!
I hope after reading this article you have completely understood how beneficial green tea is for health and what are the benefits of using it.
Don’t hesitate to ask if you have any questions.
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