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8 Green Tea Health Benefits: Why You Must Drink Green Tea Every Day?

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Healthy Green Tea
Healthy Green Tea

From China to other parts of the world, green tea has made it to the list of the healthiest beverages. The highly beneficial green sip can bring in tonnes of health benefits and a sense of agility in one’s body.

For centuries, people have used this concoction to add healthy values to their lives and now, more of us are enlightened that green tea can work wonders for a long and healthy life.

If you are planning to lose weight and stay healthy, green tea is definitely your cup of tea!

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1. Reduces risks of heart issues

Benefits of green tea are largely due to the presence of antioxidants like flavan-3-ols and anthocyanidin. These antioxidants are known to improve cardiovascular health Moreover, green tea consists of ACE-inhibiting properties, these enlarge blood vessels and reduce blood pressure[1] and thereby increases the amount of blood that is pumped into the heart. Also, a study in Japan mentioned that people who drank green tea had 20 to 30 percent lower risks of heart strokes. [2]

2. Improves the skin

Is drinking green tea good for your skin? Of course!! There are unending benefits of green tea for the skin. It has antioxidants that are known as polyphenols that are also found in coffee and fruits. These antioxidants can reduce the ageing of the skin and heal many skin diseases.
It keeps your skin young and rejuvenated. Also, the Catechin in green tea can make your skin more resistant to the harshness of UV rays. When UV exposure produces inflammation, green tea supplements reduces the effects of sunburn.

3. Reduces cholesterol levels

Green tea improves cholesterol levels by lowering LDL cholesterol which is the bad cholesterol and increases the good cholesterol, HDL.

In a study by the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in 2003, showed that in a 12-week trial, participants who were given green tea supplements showed a reduction in cholesterol by 16 percent.[3]

4. Provides hydration to the body

This is yet another important benefit of green tea. On contrary to the common belief that drinking tea leads to dehydration, green tea provides hydration benefits similar to that of water.

It helps to retain the moisture content of the body throughout the day. Green tea entrenches you with profound energy and agility throughout the day.

5. Helps in Weight loss

There are various benefits of green tea for weight loss. It contains Epigallocatechin gallate, which is a bioactive substance that highly impacts weight loss by boosting body metabolism. [4This aids weight loss immensely. It also cuts down the stubborn belly fat.

Moreover, there are other bioactive substances in green tea that are responsible for signalling our body to free the stored fat cells and burn them for energy.

Also, green tea consists of some amount of caffeine, although about 75% lower than coffee, however, enough to help in weight loss. [5]

Don’t believe that a tea can actually help in losing weight? Check this one out!

Drink two cups of green tea in the morning and you are bound to lose a few pounds in a week’s time.

6. Maintains hormones in women

Believe it or not, one of the common benefits of green tea is that it pacifies hormonal imbalance to a great level in a woman’s body.

It can help in regularising menstrual cycles and reduces excessive cramps.Green tea if consumed regularly, the progesterone level in women may increase and in a healthy way. This is due to the presence of flavonoids and catechins present in green tea.

7. Helps fighting depression

Try it when you feel low and you will know that, Theamine, an essential amino acid, is abundantly found in green tea leaves. This substance helps your body to relax and acts as a tranquillizer, while in depression. 

In a study by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, it was found that elderly people who took more than four cups of green tea showed major signs of depression reduction. [6]

8. Prevents Cancer

Studies found that the polyphenols present in green tea promotes anti-cancer activity. The polyphenol, catechin epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) interferes tumour cell replication as well as slows down the blood vessels formation around tumours.

Hence, green tea is believed to be helping fight the dreaded disease, cancer.

Green Tea for Weight Loss
Green tea prevents cancer

FAQs

1. Why green tea is good for health?

A. Besides the above mentioned points, green tea fights common bacterial and viral infection. The catechin content restraints harmful bacterias and viruses from attaching themselves to the cellular walls. The anti-microbial property also keeps away bad breath, indigestion, cold and flu etc.

2. How much green tea you should drink in a day?

A. Studies show that to utilize the maximum health benefits of drinking green tea, 2 to 3 cups should be consumed daily. And if you are drinking green tea in order to lose weight, you can even have 4-5 unsweetened cups of green tea every day.

3. What is the work of green tea?

A. To sum it up briefly, green tea is a powerhouse of antioxidants besides other nutrients. These antioxidants help boosting metabolism. Moreover, there are substances in green tea that help in increasing the levels of certain hormones that in turn regulates breakdown of fats. This is how green tea works in weight loss.

4. How many cups of green tea should I drink a day to lose weight?

A. Having 4-5 cups of green tea without sugar daily can help greatly in weight loss.

5. Is green tea good for hair?

A. A big YES! Green tea for hair is advised because it contains vitamin B that helps controlling split ends and also softens your hair. Again it contains antioxidants, mainly epigallocatechin gallate or EGCG, that stimulates the growth of hair. There are also many contents in green tea that help reducing hair loss. For hair treatment, green tea can be drunk as well as applied on scalp.

How to make a perfect Green tea?

Never boil the green tea leaves as too much heat can destroy the medicinal values of green tea. Boil the water at 80 degrees and let it cool down to the desired temperature.

Now sprinkle those magical leaves into the hot water and let it stay for 3 minutes. Strain the concoction into a cup and enjoy the healthy sup. This will help to hold all the curative values of green tea and give you maximum benefits.

Also, try this healthy and delicious Vegetable Red Rice Poha Recipe

 

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25 Comments
  1. rahul says

    yes ofcourse, i believe that grean is one of the best option to weight loss… and i am daily user of green tea.. it helps me to maintain my weight with no side effects…

    1. somaraghavendra says

      Hi Rahul! thank you for sharing your feedback. Drinks green tea everyday will help you in weight-loss and other health benefits as well. Keep following our blog to know more health information.

  2. mokshika says

    Hey,
    Amazing blog, very interesting and helpful.
    Green tea has always proven to be a very healthy and effective way not only for weight loss but for many other health-related benefits.
    Thankyou
    Keep Writing!

    1. somaraghavendra says

      Hi Mokshika! You are welcome. We thank you for sharing your valuable feed towards benefits of having green tea. Keep following our blog to know more health information.

  3. Alex says

    Hi, thank you for all of the useful information. I’ve decided to start drinking green tea everyday, as it has so many benefits and I’m hoping that it will make me healthier. Also make people more aware of this wonderful drink.
    Best regards,
    Alex

    1. netravati says

      Thank you for your feedback. Keep following our blog for more such articles.

  4. Manu Arora says

    Nice information about of green tea. Really Green tea is good for our health.. We should take everyday green tea….

  5. Greenfit says

    Great post, thanks for sharing .

    1. mehnaz says

      H,
      Thanks for writing to us. Keep following our blog. 🙂

  6. Priyanka Awasthi says

    thanks for the blog!! really helpfull…\

    1. mehnaz says

      Hi Priyanka,
      Thanks for writing to us. Yes, green tea is indeed endowed with many health benefits. And drinking green tea every day can help us in many ways as mentioned in the blog. Keep following our blog and do keep writing to us. 🙂

  7. Nidhi says

    Hi I want to ask that I m trying to convince.. so is it safe to have 2 cups of green tea a day while planning.

    1. mehnaz says

      Hi Nidhi,

      You can have green tea 1 to 2 cups in a day. But avoid taking along with major meals, as it affects iron absorption. 🙂

  8. Trang says

    Thank you for sharing,

  9. amy says

    it was an amazing blog

    1. mehnaz says

      Thank you Amy, do keep following our blog!

  10. Paula Lovelett says

    A lot of benefits of green tea. You have explained the topic in a fabulous way. I am glad i visited your website. Green tea is like a mine of health benefits. Thanks for sharing the fabulous content…

    1. mehnaz says

      Hi Paula,
      Thank you. Do keep following our blogs!

  11. Green tea matcha says

    I also prefer green tea as compare to coffee. But I am not sure that green tea is healthier for our teeth or not.

    1. mehnaz says

      Hi,
      After having Green tea or any food for that matter, it is always advisable to rinse your mouth properly.So, yes, if you take proper care of your hygiene, staining of teeth due to green tea can be avoidable.

  12. Ankur Majumdar says

    Another chief ingredient to boost immune system is Green tea. It is packed with polyphenol (Catechins), antioxidant that may help to kill disease causing viruses. It is a good source of the amino acid (L-Theanine) which may increase the production of germ fighting compound (T-Cells). But milk should not be added with green tea which may bind the polyphenol and making them ineffective. A little amount of honey or lime can be added to reduce bitter taste of the tea.

    1. mehnaz says

      Hi Ankur,
      Thank you for giving the above information. Yes, green tea serves as a great antioxidant that helps us boosting our immunity. And adding honey is the perfect way to keep it sweet without adding sugar. Please do keep following our blogs and keep writing to us.

  13. kapoopaul says

    This is very informative article and I love this article. I think you made a correct point that if anyone want to stay healthy, taking gym sessions is not only the last option left. You can maintain your health by drinking green tea and it is proved that green tea has many health benefits.

    1. mehnaz says

      Hi,

      Thank you for writing to us. Yes, staying healthy requires many things other than just physical exercises. And yes, there are many green tea benefits that make it a very healthy drink. Do keep following our blogs and do keep sending your feedbacks.

  14. Shredz Burner For Women says

    There is certainly a great deal to know about this subject.
    I like all the points you have made.