We often hear the question of why green tea is good. This time we are discovering all the healing sides of green tea.
Green tea has previously been proven to contain useful polyphenols, which are a very strong antioxidant, and help fight cancer and diets in people who have a problem with slow metabolism, but nutritionists think it’s not a bad idea to remind them why green tea is always a good choice.
In summer, drink it chilled with lemon, and remember that green tea:
Helps to lose weight
It has been shown that people lose weight faster when drinking green tea instead of water. People who drank tea took off more than seven percent of their fat deposits than people who drank other beverages with the same calories
Protects the body from cancer
Regular consumers of green tea have a 12 percent lower risk of contracting breast cancer, a Chinese study found on 6,928 women showed
Reduces stroke risk
Based on nine scientific studies of the beneficial effects of green and black tea, it has been shown that people who drink two or three cups of tea a day have a 21 percent lower risk of stroke
It preserves the gums
A study of 940 men found that men who drank more green tea had stronger and healthier gums
What is green tea used for?
It has been in use in China for over 5000 years, and is known by the old Chinese proverb that “it is better for 3 days without food than 1 without tea”. You can consume green tea with lemon or mix it with other aromatic herbs to counteract the bitter taste. This tea has anticancer action, prevents the development of atherosclerosis (blockage of blood vessels) and heart disease, accelerates metabolism and fat burning. It also lowers cholesterol levels and is also used for high blood cholesterol levels. Green tea contains fluorides, which prevent the development of caries. It is rich in antioxidants, which prevent the development of cell damage in the body. It is used in infections, a common cold, reducing the damage caused by virus cells.
The use of green tea prevents the development of malignant cells, and regular consumption is associated with a reduced incidence of development: ovarian, colon, esophageal, bladder, lung, pancreas, prostate, skin.
Green tea preparations are applied topically to treat viral infections (fever – herpes virus, sex warts).
If you have trouble breathing in your mouth, mouth sores or frequent throat infections, consider drinking green tea or flushing it. You can also clean the sores in your mouth with a tea soaked swab.
How does green tea work?
The main effect of green tea, as well as all other beverages containing caffeine, is to increase alertness and cognitive capacity. Most energy drinks just contain combinations of caffeine and sugar, ie. stimulator and fuel that allow for increased alertness. Antioxidants in green tea are several dozen times more effective than vitamins C and E, which are considered good antioxidants. Antioxidants fight free radicals and thus help fight aging. They also prevent the formation and spread of malignant cells (cancer cells). Cancer rates are lower in Japan and other countries in the far east, where people regularly consume green tea. The exact mechanism of action is unknown, but researchers believe that green tea contributes to the destruction of cancerous cells and prevents their development. Studies show that green tea extract stimulates metabolism and helps burn fat. Some studies suggest the effectiveness of a combination of green tea and caffeine in reducing and maintaining body weight in pre-obese and moderately obese individuals. Green tea disinfects the lip of the ass
and prevents the development of infections. Due to the presence of theophylline, green tea relaxes the bronchi, so it has been used in asthma, bronchitis. According to some studies, the use of coffee, tea and other caffeinated beverages reduces the risk of developing Parkinson’s disease.
What do scientific research say?
Research has shown that consuming green tea prevents the spread of breast cancer in premenopausal women. Women who were diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer and drank at least 3 cups of green tea a day before being diagnosed had a lower chance of recurrence after treatment. However, women who were in late-stage breast cancer had little or no benefit from consuming green tea. One major study in Japan found that consuming green tea did not reduce the risk of developing breast cancer. Research has shown that green tea lowers total cholesterol and raises HDL (“good”, protective) cholesterol. It has been confirmed that people consuming green tea have lower total cholesterol than those who did not drink a cup of green tea every day. Polyphenols, components of green tea, have the ability to reduce the absorption of cholesterol in the gut and to stimulate its excretion from the body. Green tea has traditionally been used to regulate blood sugar levels. Japanese tea has proven that green tea extract helps stop HIV.
How is green tea taken?
Green tea is usually taken at doses of 300-400mg of polyphenols (active substances in green tea) daily. One cup of tea contains 50-100mg of polyphenols.
In which cases should green tea not be used?
Theoretically, green tea can reduce iron uptake, so use in anemia is not recommended. In the case of increased intake of coca-cola, guarana, coffee, mate, ephedra and energy drinks (which mainly contain these stimulants) there is a possibility of overstimulation of the organism resulting in: rapid heart rate, increased blood pressure, increased fluid secretion, insomnia, loss of appetite . Green tea is not recommended in case of caffeine allergy, insomnia, epilepsy.
What side effects can occur when using green tea?
Side effects include: heartburn, stomach irritation and decreased appetite. In case of intake of large amounts of green tea, they may occur due to the presence of caffeine: insomnia, rapid heartbeat, increased blood pressure, increased fluid secretion.
What medicines should not be used with green tea at the same time?
When using ephedrine, no green tea should be ingested, because of the potential for a stimulating effect on the body. Concomitant use with oral contraceptives or quinolones can reduce the excretion of caffeine by 40-65%, with the possible side effects of increased caffeine presence.
Chronic tea poisoning occurs as a result of excessive consumption of the same (more than 8-10 cups a day for a long period of time), and leads to: insomnia, constipation (constipation and laziness of the bowel), impaired digestion, loss of appetite and systematic weakening of the organism.