Green tea's disease-fighting abilities were first spotted in Japan, when people in one specific region—where green tea was popularly grown—had surprisingly low rates of cancer. Since then, studies have suggested that drinking green tea can help prevent a wide range of cancers by protecting cells from toxic agents, causing cancer cells to die, and inhibiting the growth and metastasis of tumors.
Research has shown that green tea can also lower ‘bad’ LDL cholesterol, reduce inflammation, and reduce the risk of diabetes. It also works like an all-natural antiviral and antibiotic, killing pathogenic bacteria without harming our friendly flora. And in case we needed more convincing, green tea has been found to boost metabolism and aid in weight loss.