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Go Green with Green Tea


Green tea is one of the most popular tea in the world and in Japan, many kinds of green tea are available. My favorite ones are Ban-cha (green tea mixed with roasted brown rice) and Houji-cha (roasted green tea). Of course organic green tea is best to choose. Besides its nice aroma and exquisite taste, green tea has many health benefits.
Here are a few;

Helps in Preventing Cancer

One of the major health benefits of green tea is that it can prevent cancer. Green tea is a very powerful antioxidant that has anticancer effects. Polyphenols present in green tea, effectively protects the cells of your body and helps you get rids of malignant cells. It helps in preventing the cancers of gastrointestinal tract like stomach cancer, colon cancer and small intestine cancer. It also helps prevent lung and breast cancers.

Helps in losing weight
A recent study by Swiss scientists concluded that drinking green tea can raise the body's metabolic rate by as much as 4%. While more research is needed in this area, nutritionists indicate that drinking tea can help people lose weight because it's calorie free and a good source of fluids.

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Reduces the risk of Cardiovascular Diseases
The antioxidants in green tea decrease the risk of blood clots, blood pressure, blood sugar and bad cholesterol and so provide protection against cardiovascular diseases. The EGCG (epigallocatechin-gallate) in green tea is believed to slow the build-up of artery-clogging plaque. Green tea is also believed to improve the LDL-HDL cholesterol ratio, tryglycerides and fibrinogen.

Reduces the risk of Type 2 Diabetes
Green tea is rich in polysaccharides and polyphenols. These antioxidants present in green tea when consumed, lowers your blood pressure and sugar level thereby preventing the onset of Type 2 Diabetes.

Helps in Dental Care
Green tea contains fluoride which is good for teeth. It suppresses the process of plaque formation and destroys the bacteria that form plaque. It also destroys bacteria that cause bad breath.

Increases Body Immunity
The flavonoids and polyphenols present in green tea are said to increase your body immunity to remarkable levels. The antioxidants of green tea have the capacity to suppress the receptors that cause allergies within your system. The antiviral and anti bacterial properties of green tea prevent you from getting into contagious flu, cold and common cough. Drinking 4 cups of green tea everyday. You will feel difference. And of course, don't forget Sckoon organic cotton baby kimono green tea for babies!

Aly Sanger


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