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Green Tea: 11 Benefits You Probably Didn’t Know

Green tea is known around the world for its weight-loss boosting capabilities. Initially when I started losing weight I thought that the benefits of green tea were restricted to just weight-loss but then over time I came to learn of the several benefits it had besides just increasing your metabolism rate. I was pretty surprised to learn that green tea had so many benefits that people didn’t know of and I decided to write this article to tell you all what you’re missing out on if you’re not consuming green tea yet.

Here are just a few of the benefits of green tea that can make you so much healthier:

Balances Cholesterol Levels

Green tea aids in the regulation of cholesterol levels and balances out the bad cholesterol when there is excess of it to improve its ratio to good cholesterol.

Skin Nourishment

Certain studies have also found that when green tea is applied to the skin it can help reduce wrinkles and have anti-aging effects. This is due to the anti-oxidant properties that green tea has.

Regulates Blood Pressure

The chances of high blood pressure is reduced when you consume green tea on a regular basis.

Fight Against Cancer

Green tea’s anti-oxidant properties come to the fore again as green tea is known to help protect damaged cells which help fighting cancer.

Stronger Bones

If you want to make sure your body is strong enough to withstand minor accidents and prevent bone injury you need to have strong bones. Green tea has high fluoride content which helps strengthen your bones.

Prevents Diabetes

Diabetes is one of the biggest diseases affecting the world today. Green tea does a great job in fighting this disease thanks to preventing a sudden rise in blood sugar levels. It also drastically improves the metabolism of lipid and glucose which helps keep diabetes at bay.

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Green Tea

Higher Immunity Against Flu And Cold

The high Vitamin C content in green tea helps you fight against diseases like common cold and flu.

Stronger Digestive System

Green tea through the presence of catechin helps prevent food poisoning by killing bacteria that can lead to a bad stomach.

Better Immunity

Flavonoids along with Polyphenols found in green tea boost your immune system, preventing you from catching diseases easily.

Oral Hygiene

Green tea not only prevents tooth decay thanks to the fluoride present in it but it also kills off bacteria that causes bad breath to help keep your mouth refreshed.

Weight Loss

We couldn’t quite leave this out, could we? Green tea aids in the fat burning process and also boosts your metabolism rate so as to help you burn weight at a faster rate. The consumption of green tea is known to burn over 70 calories a day. That alone will help you shed 7 pounds a year.

These are 11 fantastic benefits of green tea, most of which you probably haven’t heard of. Green tea has many, many more benefits which I’ll cover at a later stage.

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Written by Ingrid Macher

Certified Health Coach, Certified Personal Trainer, Fitness Motivator - I have a passion for helping people change their lives. I started out helping my friends and now I give advice and tips to perfect strangers who have now become my friends. I love what I do and I wouldn’t change my life even if I could. This kind of happy is truly a gift and I’ll do whatever it takes to be able to give this gift to others.