Green tea from Asia has entered Western markets with a bang, amid claims that it can prevent and treat almost everything that ails mankind. At first, it seemed too good to be true, but now we are finding out it is true. The list of health benefits of green tea gets longer almost every day.
How much green tea do you need to drink to see health benefits
Green tea helps lower the risk of death
Tea is the healthiest choice of all beverages including water, because while green tea hydrates as well as water, it also provides health-promoting polyphenols. This has been documented in many studies.
- 23% lower risk of death from any cause
- 31% lower risk of death from cardiovascular disease
- 62% lower risk of death from stroke
- 12% lower risk of death from any cause
- 22% lower risk of death from cardiovascular disease
- 42% lower risk of death from stroke
Green tea helps protect you from cardiovascular disease
Green tea may help prevent cancer
Polphenols help halt the cell cycle of cancer cells
Green tea may also help improve the treatment of certain types of cancers and brain tumors
Green tea is able to provide specialized action in specific forms of cancer. It inhibits the production of prostate-specific antigen (PSA), a marker for prostate cancer. And green tea helps prevent the spread of prostate cancer by mobilizing several molecular pathways that shut down the proliferation and spread of tumor cells.