Benefits of Green Tea

Benefits of Green Tea
  • Green tea can help increase the metabolism and therefore help with weight loss.
  • It can lower levels of glucose and insulin because tea catechins may reduce or inhibit the carbohydrate digestive enzymes, thus decreasing glucose production.
  • Green tea has been reported to increase insulin sensitivity by increasing insulin-stimulated glucose uptake in adipocytes.
  • The content of epigallocatechin gallate (EGCg) in green tea can greatly help bronchitis and emphysema.
  • It contains powerful antioxidant polyphenols and carotenoids that help keep the body healthy and strong at the cellular level.
  • It may help improve mood, alertness and cognitive function with its naturally stimulating effects.
  • Studies are finding that there might be a relationship between blood pressure and sleep quality. If sleep is an issue, this might be a good antihypertensive item to consider for your evening meal.
  • Its phytic acid content may prove beneficial by lowering blood glucose response through the reduction of starch digestion.
  • It can be helpful when retaining water may be an issue.
  • As a diuretic, it will induce the removal of excess fluids in the body through urination. This can also improve the functioning of tissues and organs while preventing fluids from stagnating in and in-between tissues.
  • It has general vasodilating properties (meaning that it allows the blood vessels to expand).
  • Its caffeine content can have natural bronchodilating effects, which can be beneficial to help improve breathing and keep airways clear.
  • Foods that contain amylase inhibitors can reduce spikes in blood sugar levels that come from starchy meals and can help people with issues maintaining blood glucose levels balanced. Just something to consider when planning a meal.
  • As the winter months bring colder weather, the body engages natural defenses to protect itself. One of those is to slightly reduce insulin sensitivity to allow the body to build up its energy reserves. Foods that contain amylase inhibitors that delay the digestion of carb-rich meals and prevent blood glucose spikes can therefore be good to include.
  • It can help with cleansing the liver and lowering cholesterol levels.
  • It can help maintain cholesterol homeostasis, that is the right balance between the healthy types your body needs to function well.
  • This is something that can help your liver stay healthy in the long run.