Importance of Green Tea

Published: 17th June 2008
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Green tea is found out to be a good drink. It has anti cancer nutrients and it is better than coca cola, coffee or other black teas. Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), an antioxidant found in green tea, is at least 100 more times more effective than vitamin C and 25 times more effective than vitamin E at protecting cells and DNA from damage believed to be linked to cancer, heart disease and other serious illnesses. This antioxidant has twice the benefits of resveratrol, found in red wine.

Bottled green tea has alot of sugar and if you make it on your own then you know how much sugar you put in so brewed by yourself is better than bottled. Lipton Green Tea has a label claiming its powerful antioxidents 190 to be exact it proves it potency in delivering what Green Tea is and why its good for your body.

Decaffeinated brewed green tea contains only 56 milligrams, less than half of the catechins found in an original brew. Flavored brewed green tea has 43 milligrams. Disappointingly, instant green tea has only 12 milligrams.

Here are just a few known health benefits of drinking green tea:

Lowers cholesterol
Aids in weight loss by burning calories
Reduces high blood pressure
Prevents arthritis
Boosts your immune system
Lowers blood sugar
Helps prevent cavities and tooth decay
Slows the aging process
Reduces the risk of heart disease
Reduces the risk of stroke
Lowers the risk of blood clot

You can use either tea bag or dried leaves. greentea smoothens our skin, it helps in our body's elimination of wastes and body toxins which promotes prolong life with less entire body complications. Oolong tea is good for blood circulation and skin. Green tea may be fine for preventing aging in skin, but will do nothing to help your acne. Green tea has antioxidents which will slow down collogen breakdown, hence it will help to keep skin young looking and delay the onset of wrinkles.

The caffeine in the tea perks up your skin and tightens the skin so it does appear for a few hours that the wrinkles are diminished. However if you want to treat fine lines I would suggest you always use a moisturizer and use a mild anti wrinkle cream at night to prevent further lines and to treat existing lines. It calms the vessels around the eyes and makes them look less tired and worn out. Just heat up the tea bags in water and squeeze them out. Make sure they are not too hot to apply to the eyelid by testing them on the inside of your arm. Make sure the tea bags are cold and just put them over your eyes like you would a cucumber. you should feel a soothing sensation over your eyes

It is believed that the health benefits of jasmine tea may surpass those of green tea. Several studies have found jasmine tea lowers cholesterol levels. Other studies found that fruit flies lived 20% longer when jasmine tea was added to their drinking water.

The tea is a natural antiseptic that relieves itching and swelling. Try it on inflamed breakouts and blemishes, sunburns, even puffy eyelids. And that's not all. In the lab, green tea helps block sun-triggered skin cancer, whether you drink it or apply it directly to the skin - which is why you're seeing green tea in more and more sunscreens and moisturizers.

Author Bio - Sander Bel writes articles for Green Tea . He also writes for Health fitness and home remedy

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