6 HEALTH BENEFITS OF GREEN TEA
Green tea brought along health and wealth to the people of China, after Shennong who was also a herbalists found it was safe and could be used as a cure to different types of illnesses such as cold, fatigue and upset stomach.
Green tea became popular and surrounding nations wanted in on this new found magical brew, so the chinese began trading with the Japanese, Arabs, Portuguese and so forth, but until this day scientist are still trying to understand and tap into the full potential of this wonder herb called green tea.
The health benefits of green tea is enormous, and I really can’t wait to hear what researchers will discover next about green tea.
#1 LUNG CANCER; Research shows that Green tea consist of anticancer properties and is widely used by lung cancer patients.Source
#2 BREAST CANCER; Studies and research indicates that consuming 5 or more cups of green tea daily can prevent breast cancer development drastically.Evidence shows that green tea consumption may possible help prevent recurrence in early stages of type 1 & 2 cancers.
#3 OVARIAN TUMORS; Green tea significantly decreases the risk of ovarian tumors in women, according to 6 different case control studies that were carried out on an astounding 9113 participants.Source
#4 RADIATION BURNS; Green tea when applied topically may improve the healing process of radiation burns.
#5 DIABETES AND STRESS; Research shows that green tea helps to stablelise blood sugars in people with diabetes, it goes on to show that green tea consist of a natural chemical compound called theanine that provides a calming effect on our nervous system which in turn leads to stress relief.
#6 BLOOD FLOW AND CHOLESTEROL; Numerous studies have shown that green tea helps improve blood circulation and lowers cholesterol levels. The study also shows that green tea may prevent congestive heart failure and regulates blood pressure.
SIDE EFFECTS OF GREEN TEA
#1 PREGNANT; Green tea is not recommended for pregnant women because it contains caffeine. Research shows that caffeine is linked to various types of birth defects in babies.
#2 IRON DEFICIENCY; Green tea decreases iron by 25% study shows that people with iron deficiency should not consume green tea. Note: if you must , then add a slice on lemon to your cup of tea.
NOTE; Green tea on by itself does not cause iron deficiency, this is for people that are anemic.
Do not drink green tea on an empty stomach, research performed on certain animals prove that it causes serious complications to health if consumed while fasting.Source
So now that we understand the health benefits and side effects of green tea, why don’t we do something about it, thanks to Shennong I know my life will never be the same again, after all what could we lose right?
Well that’s it for me today guys I hope you liked this post, if you did then just promise you will come back ok… chaooòoo