Green Tea – Benefits
Here are some of the benefits of green tea for physical, mental, and emotional health. (from http://www.theteatalk.com/green-tea-benefits.html)
Special Note: Green Tea can be found everywhere now days, however; we have a special blend called DASD TEA that you can purchase in our shop. It comes loose and you will need a way to steep your tea. Learn more about: DASD TEA
THE BENEFITS of GREEN TEA
Fight and protect against chronic inflammation with green tea.
Chronic inflammation plays a major role in the onset and development of many diseases and health concerns – cancer, diabetes, IBS, Crohn’s, PCOS, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, infertility, premature aging, obesity, osteoporosis, and heart disease, just to name a few.
Prevent oxidative stress and the low-grade chronic inflammation.
Another benefit of the antioxidants in green tea is their ability to prevent oxidative stress and the low-grade chronic inflammation that may result from it. Cut your oxidative stress levels in half with 4 to 6 cups of green tea each day.
Green tea is brimming with potent chemical substances called ‘antioxidants’.
Green tea antioxidant benefits include powerful protection against disease (like cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and rheumatoid arthritis), and reversal of those visible signs of aging (like wrinkles and loss of skin elasticity and firmness) that face us in the mirror each morning.
One of green tea’s antioxidants, is far more potent than vitamins C and E.
One of green tea’s antioxidants – EGCG (‘Epigallocatechin gallate’) – is far more potent than vitamins C and E, providing more antioxidant protection in one serving than many foods renowned for high antioxidant properties, such as strawberries, broccoli, and spinach.
Green tea may provide protection against prostate cancer.
Research has shown that green tea’s anti-inflammatory qualities may prevent prostate tumor growth, and enjoying green tea regularly may protect you from developing this disease at all.
The potent antioxidants found in green tea can reduce the risk of lung cancer.
The potent polyphenols (antioxidants) found in green tea can reduce the risk of lung cancer. Just one cup of green tea daily can significantly lessen the chance of developing lung cancer for both non-smokers and smokers (for non-smokers, the risk is 5 times less, and for smokers, the risk is 13 times less). Remember, though – the best protection against lung cancer is to stop smoking altogether!
Green tea can protect you from age-related cognitive decline.
Not only do green tea’s powerful antioxidants promote and enhance physical wellness, but they are good for our mental health, as well. Research indicates that green tea can provide protection against dementia and memory decline – or slow their progress. This potent brew can also ward off neurodegenerative disorders, such as Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease.
Green tea can considerably lower your risk of developing high blood pressure.
Worried about your blood pressure? Green tea can help! Regularly drinking green (or oolong) tea can considerably lower your risk of developing high blood pressure. Just 1/2 cup each day for a year or more reduces your chance of developing hypertension by 46%, while drinking 2 1/2 cups daily reduces that risk by 65%.
Protect your heart health with green tea.
Regular consumption of green tea can go a long way towards lowering your risk of stroke and cardiovascular disease. For example, research indicates that 2 or 3 cups of green tea daily can reduce your chance of stroke by up to 14%, while 5 or more cups of green tea each day lowers the risk of dying from cardiovascular disease by 26%.
Benefits of green tea are slightly greater for women tea drinkers.
For reasons that aren’t clear yet, these benefits of green tea are slightly greater for women tea drinkers. Another bonus for heart health – green tea’s antioxidants also prevent damage to the heart muscles.
Drink green tea to help you lose those extra pounds.
Green tea has developed quite a reputation as a weight-loss tea. Its potent catechins (antioxidants) help to increase metabolism and keep you feeling satisfied – meaning you’re less likely to crave sweets! And, green tea has caffeine, which also increases metabolism, contributing to green tea’s weight-loss capabilities.
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