Green tea has been known for its medicinal ability for thousands of years in China and the latter in the West has been the subject of many scientific studies that support the ancient knowledge of the East.
Research carried out both in Asia and the West, shows its health benefits and it is a reference cited in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, which released the results on green tea consumption and risk reduction to esophageal cancer by sixty percent, as it has the ability to inhibit cancer cell growth.
Other investigations were based on their ability to reduce high cholesterol levels, but unlike drugs, green tea is a natural rebalancing, which results in bringing the right levels of two types of cholesterol, HDL or good cholesterol and LDL or bad cholesterol.
As we know, cholesterol is the origin of heart disease, stroke, hypertension, among others, there being a nervous type of cholesterol, which is usually the most difficult to treat, and not related to diet.
These are some of the conditions on which the green tea health benefits acts:
3.High cholesterol levels
6.Impaired immune function
What makes green tea so special?
The secret of green tea lies in the fact of being very rich in polyphenols, especially the type of epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), which are powerful antioxidants, which have the capacity to inhibit the growth of cancer cells and kill them without damaging healthy tissue, an effect that is being studied.
It has also been effective in reducing levels of LDL or bad cholesterol as mentioned above but which adds the ability to inhibit the abnormal formation of blood clots responsible for serious heart problems such as stroke (CVA).