Health benefits of green tea

Green tea.  It’s good.  It’s popular.  What is it and why should you drink it?

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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?

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