7 Health Benefits of Green Tea & How to Drink it ?

7 Health Benefits of Green Tea & How to Drink it? 

Health Benefits of Green Tea
Health Benefits of Green Tea

The health benefits of green tea. I've seen some overblown claims.
Now we'll go through 
and find out what.
Also, stay tuned to the end of the article to get tips on how to make the healthiest the cup of tea possible.

 Tea is one of those rare beverages that's pretty much universally accepted by science
as a healthy one. But just remember, as with everything in life 
You could do 
so much harm.
So don't overdo it with green tea. The number one thing that makes green tea so good for you is that it's loaded with healthy nutrients. All of these bioactive Polyphenols are awesome for your health. You may have heard of some of them known as Flavonoids, or Catechins. And what those are are antioxidants.

Health Benefits of Green Tea
Health Benefits of Green Tea

 What antioxidants do is prevent free radical damage to your body. And free radical damage to your body over time causes cancer, but let me break that down a bit. I know all of you have faucets at home whether it's in your bathroom or in your kitchen. Some of those faucets have rust on them. The rust is a direct result of the free radical damage we always talk about. 

Now antioxidants prevent that rust from forming so think of antioxidants
as the rust prevention within our own bodies. - Yes, that's awesome.
- Within media, it's been mentioned before that those who drink green tea have lower rates of cancer. 

And it's been theorized that
it has something to do with the huge amount of antioxidants
found within green tea. We have to not get too excited by this fact
because this is only a correlation and not a causation.

Yeah, drinking green tea is good but no, it won't cure and
prevent all types of cancer. Second great point about green tea.
You got stinky breath? Maybe you should try some green tea, but it's none of my business. The nutrients within green tea that we just mentioned on this last point known as Catechins, do a great job of inhibiting and killing certain types of bacteria. 

Health Benefits of Green Tea
Health Benefits of Green Tea

In fact, studies were done and proved that bacteria known to cause bad breath within your mouth were killed by drinking green tea. Also when you have less of that specific bacteria you have less plaque. So green tea also decreases the risk of developing a cavity. The point about green tea.

It does a great job of giving you stable energy without all the jitters.
It has about 30-50 milligrams of caffeine. Which is roughly half a cup of coffee. You're still focused, you're still stimulated, but you don't have that jittery feeling that you get with a big cup of coffee.

Another element inside green tea that deals with caffeine
to boost your brain function is called L-Theanine. Its benefit is that it gives your brain the relaxation without the added sedation or drowsiness that come along with other relaxing agents. 

Though we've seen it raise the good cholesterol in animal and lab models and lowers your bad cholesterol. What we've found in animal, lab and human trials is that green tea lowers your blood pressure.

And if you've watched my hypertension video you know how important it is to keep your blood pressure under control. Point number five. Green tea can help you burn fat. Well, maybe.
This is more of an individual case by case basis thing, because not all studies agree on this. 

Health Benefits of Green Tea
Health Benefits of Green Tea

But there is a promise of increased metabolism,
and fat oxidation,  essentially fat burning. Some of the lab models
have shown a decrease in new blood vessel formation within your fat storage. It means that the essential nutrition is actually stripped away
for your fat, and makes it die. Kicking that fats butt.

(metal clinking) Point number six. Animal and lab models both show that Catechins, the nutrient we keep mentioning over and over again,
decreased the risk of you developing Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease. Science isn't clear on why this occurs but it's theorized that it
has something to do with the decrease in the development
of plaque within the brain.

 If that doesn't encourage you to take a sip
I don't know what will. Point seven. Now, this is the game-changer,
this is the one that everyone gets excited about. Green tea may increase your lifespan. A lot of work on that has been completed.
Some studies even have 40,000 participants that show those who drink 3-5 cups of tea a day have an increased life span, have a decrease in all-cause mortality, which means dying from anything. 

Have decreases in heart disease, decreases in strokes, but, before we get too excited we need to remember correlation versus causation.
Just because those who drink green tea live longer, it doesn't mean green tea is the sole thing that's responsible for that effect.

Health Benefits of Green Tea
Health Benefits of Green Tea

So yes, enjoy your green tea, but don't think you gonna live forever.
Here's how you can make the healthiest possible cup of tea. Don't add green tea directly to boiling water as it destroys those healthy Catechins we've been talking about. Do not go decaf, because the cycle of decaffeination hurts some of the nutrients present in green tea. Add lemon into your tea as it aids in the absorption of some of these nutrients. Finally, don't cheap out. 

Go for the good premium stuff, as it contains more of the healthy nutrients we've been talking about all along. I need you to know this. They do not. The real thing is always healthier than the supplement form. As always, thanks for watching.

Audio check one, two. On the MC Mike, with the emerald green scrubs. Catechins, and what basically Which is just an EKG but for the brain. Do people know what an EKG is? Catechins, that nutrient
we've mentioned many times. animal models, and lab models,
do you even tea bro? Can I interest you in a cuppa tea from a squirrel cup? what each and every one of the politician's needs, is a nice cup, of honest tea. All right, I got better, I got a better one.

What do you call a dentist who doesn't like tea? Dentist? Was that good? Kids don't try this at home. Do you get it?

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