Saturday, June 19, 2021

What happens in your body when you drink one cup of green tea daily?

 the benefits of drinking  green tea daily

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If you are one of those people who do not drink green tea daily, you will definitely change your mind after you know what one cup of green tea a day can do to your body.

Green tea is the least processed type of tea, so it contains enormous benefits and the most important of which is the high amount of antioxidants and beneficial polyphenols.

The physician and orthopedic surgeon in Toledo, Ohio, Anthony Currie says that the tea comes from the Camellia sinensis plant, which contains antioxidants known as “catechins” and most importantly, “epigallocatechin gallate” (EGCG), that has the potential to affect human health and disease, and it is used in many dietary supplements.

Drinking one cup of green tea(245 g) without sugar has several health benefits, it  gives us 2.4 kcal, and it contains B vitamins, iron, potassium, sodium, and zinc, and  along with 29.4 mg of caffeine, It has no sugar and dietary fiber,  green tea is also rich in a group of chemicals, called polyphenols, According to the USDA Food data Central.

The benefits of green tea:

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1-Increase the rate of fat burning:

Green tea contributes to increasing metabolism and thus promotes fat burning in the body.

Regular intake may promote faster weight loss, of course, the results will be better with regular exercises.

It is preferable to take green tea without sugar, you can add a little spoon of honey if necessary.

2-Prevention of colds:

It Helps enhance the functions of the immune system because it has a high percentage of antioxidants.

Polyphenols in green tea, known as Catechins, inhibit the reproduction of the influenza virus, and have a direct effect on the eradication of the virus.

3-Reduce the chances of getting cancer:

Green tea contains the best antioxidants, one of them is polyphenols, which help prevent cancer, due to its ability to attack free radicals that attack the cells of the body, causing cancer.

The physician and orthopedic surgeon in Toledo, Ohio, Anthony Currie says that antioxidants "eliminate free radicals in the body, which are linked to some diseases in the human body, including cancer, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and others, and it also reduces inflammation.

4-Diabetes type 2 prevention:

The sensitivity of cells to insulin can improve, thus lowering blood sugar levels and lowering the risk of diabetes.

5-stronger teeth:

According to a study published in the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, green tea has an antibacterial effect that can reduce the bacteria that cause tooth decay.

Drinking green tea every day can reduce the severity of cavities teeth.

6-Protecting the brain from aging:

Green tea contains catechins, that enhances brain function, and  because of that green tea helps prevent brain aging and reduces the risk of Alzheimer's disease, dementia, and Parkinson's disease.

7-Reduce the risk of heart disease:

Antioxidants help reduce levels of total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol that causes heart disease, and prevent LDL particles from oxidation, which may contribute to the prevention of cardiovascular disease.

8-Healthier skin:

It contains a micronutrient called epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG).

Some research shows that EGCG contains antioxidants that help prevent sun damage, It also enhances skin hydration, retains moisture, and prevents wrinkles.

also Using it topically has many benefits for the skin.

9-increased attention

Green tea contains caffeine, which helps with alertness and increased attention, and it also helps in improving mood.

Attention: The amount of caffeine in a cup of green tea increases as the temperature of the water used to cook the tea increases; for these reasons, the amount of caffeine in a cup of green tea may range between 30-50 mg.

10- Improve sleep quality:

Green tea contains theanine, which is responsible for improving sleep, as it helps relax the brain by decreasing the stimulation of neurons and reducing stress hormones.

As we said before that green tea contains caffeine, which may counteract the effect of theanine and make sleeping difficult, but the amount of caffeine can be reduced during tea preparation by using lukewarm water instead of boiling water.

How to prepare healthy green tea(video):

Side effects and risks of green tea:

People who are severely sensitive to caffeine can suffer from insomnia, anxiety, irritability, nausea, and an upset stomach.

in rare cases, drinking green tea with high concentration may damage the liver with time.

It is recommended to avoid taking green tea with aspirin; because both reduce the effectiveness of blood clotting.











Sources: Business Insider / women working / /




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