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Health Benefits of Green Tea

One little leaf of green tea offers huge health benefits, especially when you consider its size. Multiple studies have shown that there are many health benefits that green tea offers.

Most studies base their findings on the typical Asian consumption of green tea of three cups a day. Also, it should be mentioned that in Asia, traditionally the same tea leaves are reused.

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Some herbalists and nutritionists believe that this aids in rehydrating the body, as green tea can have a slightly dehydrating effect.

Health Benefits

According to Mateljan, studies have shown that green tea may be beneficial in a number of conditions such as multiple sclerosis, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s diseases, rheumatoid arthritis, cardiovascular diseases, and impaired immune function.

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It has also shown protective qualities against heart diseases, esophageal, prostate, breast, lung, colon, and ovarian cancers· It’s also able to face tooth decay, hypertension, brain tumors in children, gallstones, kidney disease, and osteoporosis.

Furthermore, other evident benefits that it: reduces the level of cholesterol in the blood, and improves the ratio of good cholesterol to bad cholesterol.

Moreover, it raises metabolism and increases fat oxidation (weight loss). It also thins the blood and prevents clotting.

Scientists found that it assists in recovery after a heart attack, besides helping in minimizing brain damage after a stroke. It improves the effectiveness of cancer drugs while reducing their side effects, improves insulin sensitivity in adult-onset diabetes (Type II), builds bones, protects the liver from harmful substances, and increases exercise endurance.

Amazingly, a 2006 Japanese study found that women who consumed 3 to 5 cups of green tea a day enjoyed a 23% lowered risk of dying from any cause, while men enjoyed a 12% lowered risk. (Kuriyama et al).

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About Anisa Abeytia
Anisa Abeytia, B.A. USC , M.A., Stanford is an integrative health specialist currently pursuing a M.S. in Holistic Nutrition. Over the past ten years Anisa has pursued various fields of holistic and traditional medicine. She has studied at the oldest herbal school in the United States and pursued a two year certificate program in Islamic Healing. She writes regularly on the topics of health and nutrition. She maintains the website Women's Healing Circle, a site dedicated to the natural health of women and their families.