Health Benefits of Drinking Green Tea

Health Benefits of Drinking Green Tea

By Ernest Barbella

Green tea has been hailed as a “super food” by manufacturers across the globe. Medical experts have confirmed the health benefits of green tea, based on over a decade of medical research. Scientific studies have shown that people who consume three to five cups of green tea per day are less likely to develop cancer and heart disease. In addition, they are more resistant to strokes, diabetes, and dementia.

A high number of special antioxidants called catechins are found concentrated in green tea. Catechins are an organic compound that fights free radicals and slows damage caused to cells by disease. Medical studies have shown that women who drink green tea regularly after being diagnosed with breast cancer have a lower rate of recurrence. Green tea drinkers also have a significantly lower rate of diagnosis with stomach, prostate, pancreatic, and rectal cancer, as well as heart disease. There is even evidence it can be helpful with weight loss.

Drinking green tea is not a cure-all that will magically stop one from developing health problems like high cholesterol or obesity. Doctors recommend a healthy diet and plenty of exercise, in addition to drinking brewed green tea.

About the Author:

Ernest Barbella is a retail management expert with nearly 50 years of experience. He was Vice President of the Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, Inc. He owns several fine food manufacturing facilities in China, including a spice company in Qingdao.

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