More Health Benefits of Green Tea

Even if it's the health benefits of green tea that first entice you to try this lovely beverage, its delightful aroma and taste will soon make you a lifelong fan.

From fighting chronic disease to helping you lose those unwanted pounds to preventing dementia, green tea benefits are many and varied.

Pour yourself a healthful cup of this delicious powerhouse tea and read on to learn more about the benefits of drinking green tea.

  • 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.
  • 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%.

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  • 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%. 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.
Health Benefits of Green Tea

Green Tea & Caffeine

Green tea, like all members of the 'true tea family' (teas from the Camellia sinensis tea plant), does contain caffeine. And, although caffeine does provide benefits, like increased energy and concentration, it can have side effects, as well. Click here to learn more about caffeine in tea.

  • 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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If you'd like to learn more about current research focusing on the health benefits of green tea, click here.

It's hard to imagine that this simple brew is so very good for our health and wellness... but today's scientific research is supporting the age-old wisdom about green tea that has been passed down to us through the generations. Green tea is brimming with benefits... Lucky for us it's so very delicious and fragrant, as well! 

I love the health benefits of green tea... but does it have any risks?

Wondering if green tea has any risks or side effects? Click here to learn more about some potential risks and side effects associated with drinking green tea.

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Green Tea & You! - We'd love to hear what you think of green tea! Share your experience with green tea with our other readers, and see what other visitors to our site have to say about this popular tea, too! 

Green Tea Steam - A recipe and tips for a wonderfully soothing and beneficial green tea facial steam that will pamper your complexion and lift your spirits!

Green Tea Skin Benefits - Adding green tea to your diet and using green tea topically can result in healthy, beautiful skin. 

Green Tea Research - Learn more about some of the current research targeting the multitude of benefits of green tea for health and wellness.


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