What are the health benefits of drinking Green Tea?

Alex Williams
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  1. Protects muscles during inactivity

  2. Faster muscle recovery after inactivity

    Athletes regain their lost muscle mass and strength faster by drinking green tea. This study was published in Experimental Gerontology in 2014.

  3. Rejuvenates skin and protects against UV radiation in sunlight

    Women can make their skin look better by drinking 5 cups of green tea each day. This will also protect their skin against UV radiation in sunlight. A German study was done at the University of Witten-Herdecke in 2011 on this subject.

  4. Slows down the progress of prostate cancer

    Men can slow down the progression of early prostate cancer by drinking five cups of green tea and taking 1 gram of quercetin daily. This study was done at the University of California in Los Angeles and published in the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry in 2014.

  5. Helps in slimming faster

    Drinking green tea daily helps lose around 3.4 kg of fat in 6 months. This study was done at the University of Maastricht and published in the International Journal of Obesity in 2013.

  6. Protects prostate against testosterone

    Black tea counteracts the bad effects testosterone has on the prostate. An Indian study on this subject was done at the Industrial Toxicology Research Centre in 2005.

  7. Speeds up muscle recovery

    Green tea speeds up muscle recovery after heavy exercising. This study was done at Japanese Kao Corporation in Medicine and Science and published in Sports and Exercise in 2013.

  8. Protects liver and kidneys and also prolongs life

    A study showed how drinking tea every day extends life expectancy to up to 14 percent more. The study was done at the Harbin Medical University in China and published in Aging Cell in 2013. (See How to keep my Kidneys Healthy?)

  9. Keeps the cold out

    Tea increases body’s heat production which in turn drives the cold out. This study was done at Hôpital Montfort in Canada in 2012.

  10. Makes dietieng easier

    Tea makes it easier to adhere to diets such as weight loss diets. This study was done at the University of Central Florida published in Lipids in Health and Disease in 2012.

  11. Stimulates muscle building and losing fat

    A few cups of green tea stimulate the effects of strength training (building muscle and losing fat). This study was done at the Universidade de Sao Paulo in Brazil and published in the Journal of Medicinal Food in 2012.

  12. Helps eat less food

    Having a cup of green tea with lunch makes people eat less food. This study was done at Lund University in Sweden and published in Nutrition Journal in 2010.

  13. Keeps old muscles in shape

    Older athletes who drink green tea have muscles that arenin much better shape – their endurance and their ability to burn fat are better than that of those who skip their tea. This Japanese study was done at the Kao Corporation in 2008.

  14. Plays a key role in reducing chances for breast cancer

    Regularly eating mushrooms and drinking a few cups of green tea every day will reduce chances of developing breast cancer by a factor of 10 in women. The study was published at the University of Western Australia and in the International Journal of Cancer in 2009.

  15. Gives more muscle after training

    Strength training builds more muscle when drinking tea. This study was done at Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology in 2012.

  16. One cup burns 5 grams of fat

    Each cup of green tea you drink burns 5 grams of fat. This Dutch study was published in Obesity Reviews in 2011.

  17. Temporarily increases testosterone

    Drinking tea can temporarily increase testosterone, which can help during workouts to build more muscles. This study was done at Kingston University in London and published in Steroids in 2012.

  18. Keeps old people healthier

    The more green tea old people drink, the more capable and healthier they become. This study was done at Tohuku University in 2012.

  19. Makes bones stronger

    Older people who regularly drink tea have stronger bones and less osteoporosis. This Australian study was done in 2007.

  20. Replacing water with tea prolongs life

    An animal study was made which showed that replacing water with green tea prolonged life expectancy by 6%. This study was done at Japanese National Institute for Longevity Sciences in 2007. Water is still important for good health. (See Why you should drink more Water?)

  21. Makes muscles less painful after working out

    Black tea protects muscles after intensive workouts and makes the workout less painful. A study about the subject was done at Rutgers University and published in the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition in 2010.

  22. Contains antioxidants which are beneficial

    Every tea has antioxidants which help protect the body during chemical processes. Tea drinks contain even more antioxidants if the leaves are soaked in cold water.

  23. Protects from mercury and heavy metals in fish

    Fish are a source of mercury and other heavy metals – this is because of the planet’s pollution. A study demonstrated that eating fish but also drinking tea forces the body not to absorb the harmful heavy metals. The study was done at Purdue University 2009.

  24. Helps remove teeth bacteria

    Tea helps get rid of bacteria found in teeth. This study was done at the University of Freiburg in Germany in 2009.

  25. Removes 5 years from biological age

    A study showed that 3 cups of tea every day can slow down the biological clock – this removes 5 years from the biological age (a 50 year old can have the body of a 45 year old). This study was done at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and published in the British Journal of Nutrition in 2009.

  26. Helps get rid off bad breath

    Green tea helps get rid off bad breath. This Japanese study was published in the Journal of Nutritional Science and Vitaminology in 2008.

  27. Helps with flu and cold resistance

    Green tea helps people become more resistant to the flu and colds. This study was done at University of Florida in 2007.

  28. Makes body’s cells use energy better

    Green tea helps body’s cells absorb glucose, just like insulin does. This study was done at the Kyung Hee University in Korea in 2008.

  29. Decreases the chances of a stroke

    Black tea reduces the chances of suffering a stroke. Two studies confirmed this, one from 2012 and the other from 2014.

  30. Helps with hyperlipidemia

    Black tea helps lower bad cholesterol (LDL) by 0.43 mmol/L. This was concluded after a 2013 Cochrane review.

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