5 Surprising Health Benefits of Green Tea
Most people are aware of some of the health benefits of green tea, but we’ve found 5 surprising benefits that you may not already know about!
1. BONE HEALTH
There’s mounting clinical evidence to suggest that the bioactive components of green tea may work towards restoring the balance between bone resorption and formation, thus working to prevent osteoporosis.
These same components act to increase bone density and therefore prevent bone fractures. This is great news for tea lovers, and even more reason to include green tea in your every day healthy choices as you grow older.
2. GUT HEALTH
Good gut health is central to the body’s overall health and well being, and crucial in disease prevention.
For optimal health, the gut’s “good” microbiota (flora) need to be balanced with the gut’s “bad” microbiota.
The polyphenols (antioxidants) found in green tea act as a prebiotic. They work to increase the number of good microbiota in the gut, while inhibiting the growth of the bad.
This restoration of bacterial balance in turn leads to improved digestion and greater nutrient absorption, benefiting your entire body, and effectively preventing disease.
3. BRAIN FUNCTION & ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE
Studies show that green tea appears to boost memory by enhancing functional brain connectivity.
Even more promising is the recent research showing the potential of the antioxidant EGCG (found in green tea ) to prevent and even reverse, certain types of dementia including, Alzhemier’s Disease.
4. WEIGHT LOSS
Green tea has a very special combination of antioxidants and caffeine that boosts the body’s thermogenesisto encourage increased fat burning and endurance.
Several studies show that green tea leads to decreases in body fat, especially in the abdominal area. Yes!
It’s also the perfect alternative to sugary drinks, and swapping just one can of soft drink for one cup green tea can save you over 30g of sugar and 150 calories in one hit.
5. COLORECTAL CANCER PREVENTION
It’s well known that oxidative stress contributes to the development of cancer cells, and that green tea contains antioxidants that combat this phenomenon.
Well, it turns out that green tea is SO effective in this area that a Chinese study of just under 70,000 women demonstrated a whopping 57% lower risk of colorectal cancer in the women who were regular green tea drinkers!
Now you have an even great collection of reasons to pop the kettle on… or pour a sachet of Green Tea in 3 straight into your water bottle…
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