Green tea and weight loss: Green tea health benefits (part 3)

on Thursday, July 11, 2013

Fighting Cancer
There are many health benefits associated with having a green tea diet. One of these green tea diet benefits is preventing cancer. Certain substances present in green tea diets  are  said  to  help  in  destroying  cancer  cells  without  harming  any  neighboring tissues. This substance in green tea diets is called epigallocatechin gallate or EGCG. In  the  1994  edition  of  the  Journal  of  National  Cancer  Institute,  the  results  of  an epidemiological study stated that one of the health benefits of drinking green tea is that it can reduce the risk of esophageal cancer in Chinese men and  women by up to 60%.

The  University  of  Purdue  has  also  recently  concluded  a  research  on  how  a  certain compound present in green tea can stop cancer cells from growing.

A Healthy Drink to a Healthy Heart
Study  after  study  has  shown  that  drinking  Chinese  diet  green  tea  and  eating polyphenol-rich foods reduces the risk of any heart complications. Drinking Chinese diet  green  tea  also  helps  strengthen  the  blood  vessels  that  provide  oxygen  and valuable  nutrients  to  the  heart  and  brain.  It  has  been  shown  that  men  who  drink Chinese diet green tea have 75 percent less possibility of havinga stroke than those who don’t drink Chinese diet green tea.

Green tean and weight loss part-3

Chinese  diet  green  tea  helps  lower  total  cholesterol  levels  and  improve  the  ratio between LDL cholesterol and HDL cholesterol. Study shows that men who drink nine or more cups of Chinese diet green tea daily have lower cholesterol levels than those who drink fewer than two cups.

Lowering Down Cholesterol
Obesity has become one of the major health issues in our society today. In fact, more than  half  of  the  American  population  is  overweight  or  obese.  As  a  result,  diet  and weight loss plans have become increasingly popular. But not all diet plans work. And not all of them are necessarily risk-free. A safer alternative for people wanting to lose weight are green tea diets.

Green tea diets can be a potential cure to obesity. The catechin polyphenols present in green tea diets  can delay  the reaction of  gastric and pancreatic lipases in the body.

These enzymes are actually the ones responsible for converting calories in the body into fats. By delaying these enzymes, green tea diets can therefore stop fat from being stored and prevent obesity in people.

Green tea also has the ability to lower down cholesterol levelsand improve the ratio between good (HDL) cholesterol and bad (LDL) cholesterol. The EGCG in green tea can  stop  blood  from  forming  abnormal  clots  (thrombosis),  a  leading  cause  of  heart attacks and strokes.

1 komentarze:

Lau Andy said...

Nice post! I really like your writing style. The article gives me a lot of useful information. I also like to drink tea, especially Oolong Tea, with my favourite Yixing Teapot

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