I grew up around Traditional Chinese Medicine and one thing that was so fascinating about their culture was how much green tea they drink for health purposes. For over 4,000 years they've been drinking green tea for breakfast, lunch and dinner. I studied with a monk and he was always encouraging people to drink green tea to improve their health. Western Science has also proven how beneficial it is to drink green tea.
If you can only do one thing a day improve your health, add green tea to the top of the list. Here's why.
1. High in Antioxidants
Green is extremely high in antioxidants, especially a group called catechins. In studies catechin has been shown to be more powerful than Vitamin C and E in stoping damage to cells.
2. Good For Your Heart
Drinking green tea has been shown to block bad cholesterol (LDL) and increase good cholesterol (HDL). It has also been show to improve artery function.
3. Lowers Risk of Hypertension
A study done in the Archives of Internal Medicine showed a 46%-65% drop in hypertension risk.
4. Reduces Belly Fat
Research at Tufts University has shown that green tea is high in EGCG which is shown to reduce abdominal fat.
5. It Might Prevent Wrinkles
EGCG has been shown to more powerful then Vitamin E at destroying free radicals that are harmful to the skin.
6. It's Detoxifying
In Traditional Chinese Medicine green tea is believed to detox the organs from harmful imbalances
It has been used for thousands of years in China to aid digestion. In China, if you have problem with digestion you are recommend to drink green tea with breakfast, lunch and dinner.
8. It Helps You Lose Weight
EGCG is believed to speed up your metabolism, which helps to increase weight loss.
9. Boosts Your Immune System
The flavonoids as well as the poly-phenonls in green tea are believed to boost your immune system.