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In recent times, so much importance is being given to green tea. Present-day research has also revealed innumerable benefits of it for both health and beauty. Just drinking green tea is said to be preferable than any other beverage, due to its high antioxidant content. It contains polyphenols, which are powerful natural antioxidants.
These not only have health benefits, but actually help to delay the visible signs of ageing on skin and hair. They prevent and retard the degeneration caused by oxidation damage.
Recent studies carried out by Cancer Prevention Research have also shown that green tea may lower the chances of prostate cancer. This is due to an active component in it known as ‘catechins.’ The studies show that catechins actually reduce cancer cell growth and even simulate the death of the cancer cells. The way green tea leaves are processed also helps, because its leaves are steamed, which helps in preventing catechins from oxidising.
Drinking green tea daily seems to be a good option for you, because it has great benefits for health. For instance, regularly drinking a cup of it is said to help in weight loss. It increases fat oxidation and eliminates excess water from the body. It is also said to lower cholesterol levels due to the presence of tannins and also lowers blood pressure. However, those who are on medication for such ailments should not discontinue medication without consulting the doctor.
Another benefit of green tea is its anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Drinking it actually benefits the teeth and refreshes the breath. Green tea mouthwashes are also available in the market. You can make a cup of it with one tea bag and rinse your mouth with the concoction. You can also make a paste of green tea leaves and mix it with baking soda. Use it on the teeth like tooth powder and also massage your gums with it.
Along with these, green tea also has many beauty benefits.