Green tea. It’s good. It’s popular. What is it and why should you drink it?
Green tea is made from Camellia Sinensis leaves; it is regularly consumed in Asia, and it has recently become popular in the U.S. and western countries as well. Green tea is a powerful antioxidant, and drinking it regularly provides a growing list of many health benefits.
Drinking a cup of green tea each day may reduce the risk of lung cancer, according to a recent study in Taiwan. Scientists believe that the “polyphenols” naturally found in green tea prevent cancer cells from growing and reproducing.
Other health benefits of drinking green tea include:
- reducing your risk of cardiovascular disease
- reducing your risk of developing other cancers
- increasing bone density
- improving cognitive function
- reducing the risk of kidney stones
- assists with weight loss through thermogenesis
- assist in preventing cancer
- keeping your teeth healthy
- assists with lowering cholesterol levels
So, do you drink green tea?
With all these benefits, why not?