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Green tea, not just your regular tea alternative

Ever wondered what makes green tea such a healthy version of the tea. It is the EGCG which is one of the most active ingredients of Green tea that makes the tea so effective. Green Tea is effective or helpful to the human body in many ways which can help improve and prevent a lot of health issues as well.

Green tea is loaded with with polyphenols like flavonoids and catechins, which function as powerful antioxidants that reduce the formation of free radicals in the body. Epigallocatechin Gallate (EGCG), which has been studied to treat various diseases and may be one of the main reasons green tea has such powerful medicinal properties. Green Tea has also shown to improve metabolism and boost fat burning in some human trials. Although studies show how energy expenditure has increased in certain individuals, the results vary from individual to individual. Green tea being a powerful antioxidant is also prevents against certain cancers. Breast cancers, prostate cancers and Colorectal cancer are the cancers against which Green Tea has been known to provide defence against. Studies also indicate that Green tea provides help in improving insulin sensitivity and reduce blood sugar levels. A Japanese study conducted concluded that people consuming green tea the most has 42% less chance of becoming type II diabetic. Green Tea also helps improve brain function and help protect your brain during old age. The bioactive compounds in green tea can have various protective effects on neurons and may reduce the risk of both Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, the two most common neurodegenerative disorders.

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