Why green tea is extremely healthy
Tea contains thousands of powerful, protective antioxidant substances that may help reduce the risk of some of the most common chronic diseases. Drinking tea has been linked to lower incidence of heart disease, GI and other cancers and enhanced immune function.
A study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association found that green tea consumption was associated with a reduced mortality due to all causes except cancer. Although this study did not find that drinking tea reduced the risk of cancer, other studies have. Polyphenols (powerful antioxidant) and the catechins in tea may help prevent cancer throughout the GI tract by helping to prevent DNA damage & growth in tumors. One study found green tea extract stimulated prostate cancer cell death (the National Cancer Institute is currently conducting a phase II study.)
Animal studies have shown that green tea may inhibit cancer formation in the skin, lung, oral cavity, esophagus, stomach, liver, kidney, prostate and other organs.
Green tea has significant anti-inflammatory effects, and antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties. It reduces blood pressure and has been associated with increased bone density and fewer hip fractures.
According to Chinese medicine, tea helps to control obesity Benacao Shiyi (classical pharmaceutical book) states: "Drinking tea for a long time will make on live long to stay in good shape without becoming too fat and too heavy." Today it is believed that tea may help reduce obesity by increasing metabolism, reducing fat absorption, activating enzymes, and reducing appetite.
Tea is a natural source of fluoride and inhibits bacterial growth as well as potentially harmful enzymes in our mouths.
Although the aroma of coffee is a wonderous thing...Drink more tea!