Do you like "Green Tea"?
Yesterday we spoke about the powerful duo of "mung bean" and "green tea" . . .
So let's continue on and discover why green tea is so important to calming a "cytokine storm" and what other benefits there are to this wonder tea.
Green tea is rich in polyphenols, which are natural compounds that have health benefits such as "reducing" inflammation, especially in helping to fight cancer.
Why you ask???
Well . . . green tea contains a catechin called "epigallocatechine-3-gallate" (EGCG).
You see . . . Catechins are natural antioxidants that help "prevent" cell damage. And with this . . . these substances can "reduce" the formation of free radicals in the body. And as we know from previous Health tips . . . free radicals play a major role in aging and many types of diseases.
So let's talk about the other benefits of green tea before I tell you what I discovered in a research paper in the U.S National Library of Medicine, National Institute of Health.
Green tea has been shown to improve blood flow and lower cholesterol. It helps prevent a range of heart-related issues such as high blood pressure and congestive heart failure.
Green tea has the ability to increase fat burning and boost the metabolic rate, which can help with weight loss and control.
As we know . . . oxidative damage can lead to chronic inflammation which can lead to chronic diseases such as cancer. The antioxidants in green tea can help to protect against this oxidative damage. And some of the cancers green tea has proven to help . . . are breast cancer, prostate cancer and colorectal cancer.
Green tea improves brain function short term and can also help to protect the brain from aging. Studies show that the "catechin" compounds in green tea can have various protective effects on neurons in the brain. Therefore, lowering the risk of dementia, including Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.
As I spoke before . . . green tea improves insulin sensitivity and reduces blood sugar levels, which can lower the risk of type 2 diabetes.
The same goes for cardiovascular disease including heart disease and stroke. Green tea can improve total cholesterol levels and lower LDL (bad) cholesterol.