1. Improves Brain Health Our brains need healthy blood vessels to function properly. According to a Swiss study, people who drink green tea regularly have greater activity in the working-memory area of their brains. It has also been found that green tea helps block the formation of plaques that are linked to Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, the two most common neurodegenerative disorders. Green tea even delays the deterioration caused by Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, due to the bioactive compounds present in green tea that can have various protective effects on neurons. To boost your memory and ward off disease, simply drink one or two cups of green tea daily. 2. Lowers Blood Sugar Levels Green tea also helps keep blood sugar levels stable in people who suffer from diabetes. The compounds polyphenols and polysaccharides present in green tea can be useful for both types of diabetes. Green tea can stimulate insulin production in the pancreas, regulate blood sugar levels and absorb glucose in those with Type 1 diabetes. In Type 2 diabetes, green tea helps reduce the frequent blood sugar spikes that often lead to complications in the eyes, heart and kidneys. In fact, green tea is one of the best things that a diabetic person may include in his or her diet plan. 3. Reduces Cholesterol Levels Green tea can also effectively reduce bad cholesterol in the blood and improve the ratio of good cholesterol to bad cholesterol. Studies regarding the effect of green tea consumption on cholesterol levels suggest that it lowers the level of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, the “bad” cholesterol. At the same time, it helps raise the level of high-density lipoprotein (HDL), which is considered “good.” There are certain compounds in green tea that help block the absorption of cholesterol in the digestive tract, while simultaneously aiding in its excretion. Also, green tea keeps the arteries clean by preventing the oxidization of LDL, which can cause plaque buildup and increase the risk of having a heart attack or stroke. 4. Promotes Oral Health Green tea consumption is associated with improved dental health and a lower risk of cavities. The natural fluoride in green tea, polyphenols and catechins can effectively kill the bacteria that cause tooth decay, bad breath, cavities and various gum diseases. According to a study published by the European Journal of Nutrition, consumption of one or more cups of green tea a day can significantly reduce the risk of tooth loss. However, the oral benefits of green tea are lost when sugar, honey, or other sweeteners are added to the tea.

Drinking green tea is beneficial for your health and there are many studies coming to the same conclusion. Green tea is full of antioxidants that can aid weight loss, improve skin texture, reduce stress and more. What’s not to like? Ok, it is an acquired taste!. However, you will discover a neat trick to not only make it taste better but enhance the health benefits too.

Healwithfood.org have written an article on the main benefits of drinking green tea and provide great advice on how you should drink it to magnifiy the health benefits.

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