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Thursday, June 14, 2018
Green Tea Health Benefits
Green tea is one of the most popular drinks in China and is growing in popularity around the world. "According to legends, tea was discovered by a Chinese emperor about 5,000 years ago. This Chinese emperor was boiling water to the belief that it can become more portable and safer to drink. When suddenly a large gust of wind took over and blew the leaves into the water that’s boiling. By the combination of water and leaves, a brown mixture was fashioned. Reluctantly, the emperor discovered the mixture making a very fragrant aroma. The moment he tasted it, he described it to be agreeable. From that moment on, green tea was born."
Green tea is an antioxidant, which is good, but some of the claims for green tea should be considered hyperbolic. Green tea advocates claim that it can help with cancer prevention, heart protection, arthritis prevention and liver protection. Like all claims on the Internet, I urge you to do your research
Cancer is one of the most feared diseases man has ever known. It has killed many people and it takes many forms. With the claim that green tea drinkers are able to fight off cancer along with the claim green tea can aid in the treatment of cancer, a lot of studies are trying to support these claim. It is claimed by some that drinking green tea, has shown significant evidence of diminishing cancer cell in those that consume the tea. Preliminary investigations have proven that green tea can prevent the growth of cancer cells in organs like the digestive system, urinary bladder, and the pancreas.
Antioxidants in green tea are one of the main reasons why people are being attracted to the drink. If you drink green tea you may reduce incidences of increased cholesterol level in your body. A reduction of cholesterol reduces the body chance of experiencing hypertension and cardiac diseases.
Studies also show that green tea can help minimize thrombosis formation which is also an associated factor for heart disease. When thrombosis goes into blood circulation, there will come a time when the thrombus will block the way of the blood that is supposed to go to the heart and this will compromise the heart with blood supply. Preventing thrombus formation is one very important effect of green tea.
Some claim it’s impossible for green tea to affect bone diseases but the tea has proved them wrong because reports have it that green tea can prevent arthritis. Not only can green tea prevent arthritis from occurring but also eliminate the painful symptoms. According to research, green tea has a component that has the ability to reduce inflammation. Research also suggests that antioxidants have the capacity to delay any arthritic process that might occur and minimize irritable symptoms as well.
Because the liver is another agent responsible for metabolism, it is greatly affected by green tea. There is a strong correlation of bonds between liver function and antioxidants. When the liver does it job, it filters the body from toxins and washes it away through excretion.
Toxins are referred to harmful substances that we gather through daily living like digested food, breathed air, consumed water, alcohol intake and even remnants of cigarette smoking. What green tea provides the body is stimulating and strengthening the immune system making the liver more capable of filtering every single substance that can be dangerous to the body.