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Green Tea Benefits

I love drinking green tea throughout the day and it has greatly helped me curb my reliance on coffee. Currently my green tea of choice is made by Tazo, it maybe not the best or most boutique blend but I really enjoy their ‘green tea and ginger blend’ at work and at home. My other choice has been various green and oolong teas from Teance in California (). Next to water tea is the most widely consumed beverage in the world. Join the crowd and receive amazing health benefits with green tea. This abbreviated information to follow is from a much more informative article in at Emedexpert (tips/greentea.shtml).

Longevity: Green tea may protect one from cardiovascular disease. Japanese scientists analyzed data from a National Cohort Study with over 40,000 participants. Compared with participants who consumed less than 1 cup of green tea per day, those drinking 5 or more cups a day had a significantly lower risk of death from all causes, especially lower risk of dying from cardiovascular disease and stroke.

Memory and learning: A benefit of regular green tea drinking is improved memory and learning ability. Drinking green tea drinking maintains cognitive function and green tea consumption may enhance learning and memory ability.

Weight control: There is strong evidence that green tea has fat-burning properties and promotes weight loss, especially when combined with increased physical activity and a healthy diet. Green tea polyphenols are known to increase the metabolism of fats by the liver (thermogenic effect), inhibit lipase (fat absorption enzyme) in the digestive tract, and provide a feeling of satiety and fullness. Green tea can reduce body weight in obese persons by increasing energy expenditure and fat oxidation.

Lowering cholesterol: Green tea lowers total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol levels and improves the ratio of HDL to LDL cholesterol. People who drink green tea daily have lower cholesterol levels than those who do not drink it.

Diabetes and blood glucose levels: Green tea has been traditionally used to control blood sugar. Recent evidence also suggests it may help regulate the blood sugar and reduce the risk for type 2 diabetes. People who drink more than 6 cups per day are less likely to develop diabetes than those who drink less than 1 cup per week.

Anti-hypertensive: Green tea lowers blood pressure and helps prevent hypertension. Tea increases body's production of nitric oxide, which dilates arteries and thereby reduces blood pressure.

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