Incredible Health Benefits of Organic Green Tea

Green tea is not only delicious, especially when infused with cardamom or jasmine, but it has a range of amazing health benefits for your body and your mind.

10 Health Benefits of OrganicĀ Green Tea via Kris Gunnars, BSc:

  • Green tea contains various bioactive compounds that can improve your health
    • EGCG and polyphenols such as flavonoids and catechin’s, which are powerful antioxidants.
  • The compounds found in green tea can improve brain function and raise IQ
    • The combination of L-theanine and caffeine found in green tea enhances brain function, mood, and memory.
  • Green tea increases fat burning and improves physical performance
    • In studies the caffeine in green tea was shown to increase fat burning, boost the metabolic rate, increase energy expenditure, increase fat oxidation,and improve physical performance.
  • Antioxidants in green tea could potentially lower your risk of various types of cancer
    • Through various studies, it was observed that an increase in green tea consumption was related to a pretty significant decrease in breast, prostate, and colorectal cancers.
  • Green tea may protect your brain in old age, and lower the risk for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease
    • Several studies show that the catechin compounds in green tea have the ability to protect the neurons in your brain, which could potentially lower the risk of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
  • Green tea can kill bacteria, improve dental health, and lowers your risk of infection
    • The catechin can kill bacteria and inhibit its growth.
  • Green tea may lower your risk of type II diabetes
    • Studies show that drinking green tea can improve insulin sensitivity and reduce blood sugar levels.
    • One specific study conducted in Japan showed that those who drank the most green tea had a 42% lower risk of developing type II diabetes.
  • Green tea may reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease
    • Green tea can improve total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, and triglycerides levels.
    • Green tea drinkers have a 31% lower risk of cardiovascular disease.
  • Green tea can help you lose weight and reduce your risk of becoming obese
    • Several studies show that green tea decreases body fat, especially in the abdominal area.
  • Green tea may actually help you to live longer
    • “In a study of 40,530 Japanese adults, those who drank the most green tea (5 or more cups per day) were significantly less likely to die during an 11 year period:

      Death of all causes: 23% lower in women, 12% lower in men.
      Death from heart disease: 31% lower in women, 22% lower in men.
      Death from stroke: 42% lower in women, 35% lower in men.
      Another study in 14,001 elderly Japanese individuals aged 65-84 years found that those who drank the most green tea were 76% less likely to die during the 6 year study period.”

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