The drinking of green tea has been known to have many benefits, according to numerous in depth studies made in Japan and China. It has the ability to affect multiple organs and systems within the human body and reducing the likelihood of obtaining any form of ailment or disease. A large percentage of antioxidants and minerals contained inside the tea make it a healthy drink for any type of person. Its ability to make people lose weight is why people sometimes refer to it as diet tea.
There are many benefits to drinking diet tea. One is its ability to slow down the aging process. The body produces free radicals which increase the likelihood of acquiring certain diseases. Green tea contains a large amount of antioxidants such as polyphenols, flavinoids and Vitamin C which reduce the production of free radicals in the body. The body has a better immune system with the reduction of these free radicals. Green and even white teas have the highest amount of antioxidants and are processed the least, ensuring that the nutrients are still packed inside. According to studies, the recommended daily intake of antioxidants is 300 to 400 mg daily or 4 cups of tea is enough to reap of the health benefits.
Tea drinkers regardless of age are said to benefit from green tea. Green tea contains a number of minerals such as fluoride which is effective in battling tooth decay, cavities as well as maintaining the hardness of teeth. This is useful especially with kids who like to eat sweets. It is also effective in defeating plaque and removing bacteria in the drinker’s mouth.
Studies also show that Chinese diet tea is also effective in preventing the onset of cancer. According to a research center in Tokyo, Japan, drinking tea is one of the best prevention practices to date. It is effective on all types of cancers. Besides decreasing the production of cancer cells, patients undergoing chemotherapy are also said to benefit with drinking the tea.
Another interesting benefit for green tea is that it has the ability to lower blood cholesterol. It is even more efficient than avoiding foods containing high levels of cholesterol. Studies indicate that people who follow a green tea diet have increased levels of fat metabolism. The tea bonds with the cholesterol making them pass through the digestive system without being absorbed back into the blood. The tea is also effective as a blood thinner, preventing any unhealthy blood clotting as well as relaxing the blood vessels. This means that the likelihood of getting stroke and heart disease are reduced.
Lastly is the ability of green diet teas as a weight loss supplement. Green tea contains caffeine and polyphenols which increase the burning and digestion of fat in the body. During more recent years, the consumption of tea and incorporation into a daily diet has been made more convenient. Referred to as the super green tea diet, green tea has been mixed with ginger, Vitamin B6 and Guarana into a pill. One pill taken every two meals is said to work wonders, enabling the consumer to lose as much as 10 pounds within a month.