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Ten useful properties of the green tea

The main gratitude for the healing effect of green tea should be addressed to polyphenols, which make up up to 30% of the dry weight of fresh leaves. These substances turn the favorite drink of the Chinese into a universal therapeutic and prophylactic agent. Of course, tea will not replace medicines, but its regular use will definitely benefit the body. Below you will find nine reasons to regularly brew this drink, and one more for extreme cases.

Cancer protection

A lot of research links green tea polyphenols with cancer prevention. And although a significant part of them is based on in vitro experiments, it is likely that the Chinese were right when they called green tea a healing drink. Here are the organs that can receive protection thanks to a daily portion of polyphenols:

  • skin,
  • mammary glands,
  • lungs,
  • esophagus,
  • stomach,
  • pancreas,
  • intestine,
  • ovaries,
  • prostate,
  • the bladder,
  • kidneys.

Suppression of inflammatory processes

Polyphenol epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), which is contained in green tea in large quantities, has anti-inflammatory properties. In practice, this means that by drinking a cup of tea, we give the body a chance to cope with any inflammatory processes. And the external use of the infusion will help with sunburn, acne and itching from insect bites.

Prevention of dementia

The same EGCG, according to scientists, is able to protect against dementia, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases. Drink more green tea and don't be afraid of senile dementia!

Treatment of caries and oral diseases

The anti-inflammatory effect of EGCG, multiplied by the ability of polyphenols to fight the bacterium Streptococcus mutans, helps to resist caries and other diseases of the oral cavity. And people who drink a lot of green tea have fresher breath.

Prevention of gastritis

Green tea catechins have an overwhelming effect on Helicobacter pylori infection, which is considered the main cause of gastritis.

Prevention of type II diabetes

Does tea protect against diabetes? More than ten scientists conducted independent research on this topic. Their results give reason to believe that drinking 3-4 cups of green tea a day can really stop the development of diabetes: you will have about one chance out of five to replenish the lucky statistics.

Control of cardiovascular diseases

Green tea polyphenols can protect against stroke by lowering cholesterol and blood pressure. In general, among people who drink green tea, the risk of death from cardiovascular diseases is reduced by 31%.

Protection against viral diseases

Twenty years ago, scientists became aware that green tea polyphenols suppress the vital activity of viruses, and not so long ago it turned out that COVID-19 is among them.

Weight loss

Since green tea is able to increase the metabolic rate for a short time, it is quite logical that it can help to reduce weight. However, there is a caveat: without lifestyle correction, physical activity and proper nutrition, tea will remain just a pleasant drink.

Treatment of alcohol intoxication

If you've had a little too much at the party, use green tea instead of hangover pills. Polish researchers claim that this will help. But we hope that this advice will not be useful to you.

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