Drinking green tea has numerous benefits and these benefits have been proven. Research shows that the beverage has the power to rid the body of excess body fat as well as the ability to lower the risk of cancer and many other incredible benefits.
Now recent studies have shown that the constant consumption of this beverage can actually reduce body fat and boost metabolism. Below are a few reasons to swap other drinks for this beverage.
Kill Bacteria And Lower Risk Of Infections
Studies have shown that green has catechins that help kill bacteria and inhibit viruses like influenza. They can lower the risks of infection and can also reduce bad breaths for those with dental problems.
Lower Risk Of Cancer
Cancer is known to be one of the world’s leading causes of death, this is caused by an uncontrolled growth of cells and they range from breast cancer to prostate cancer among others. Green tea is known to contain antioxidants capable of reducing risks of cancer.
Compounds In Green Tea Can Improve Brain Function
Green tea has a bit of caffeine that isn’t as much as that found in coffee. It has enough to produce a response without causing the “jumpy” effects of too much caffeine.
However green tea contains more than just caffeine, it has amino acids L-theanine which is able to cross the blood-brain barrier, it increases the ability working synergistically with caffeine to improve brain function.
Lower Type II Diabetes
Type II diabetes involves having elevated blood sugar levels in the context of insulin resistance. Multiple studies have shown that green tea can improve insulin sensitivity and reduce blood sugar levels. A study in Japan found out that individuals who drank more green tea had a 42% lower risk of developing type II diabetes.
Improves Physical Well-being And Lower Risk Of Obesity
Studies have shown that green tea has the tendency to increase fat burning and increase the metabolism rate in the body. Another study showed that fat oxidation was increased by 17%, indicating that green tea may selectively increase the burning of fat.
It helps reduce body fat, especially in the abdominal area. A particular study had a controlled practical on 240 men and women for a period of 12 weeks, in this study the people taking green tea had a significant decrease in body fat percentage, body weight, waist circumference and abdominal fat.
Ideal To Be Consumed Anywhere, Anytime
Green tea can be consumed between meals. Since it has the potential to absorb iron, drinking it between meals will ensure it’s not sucking up any health benefits from other foods you are consuming.
Some studies made on green tea don’t agree totally with the idea that it reduces fat or increases metabolism rate. But from the little I have read and practiced, I can testify of the wonders gotten from this simple yet powerful beverage.