The Benefits of Green Tea for Health.

Tea is one of the most popular drinks in the world. Although considered only as flavored drinks as in general, many studies reveal that tea stores many health benefits, especially green tea. Keep in mind, there are many benefits of green tea for health.

The green tea benefits make the body less susceptible to disease
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Green tea contains antioxidants that can resist toxins that will enter the body. Green tea also contains vitamin E and vitamin C which is useful for strengthening the body's resistance, skin health, and hair health.

In green tea there are a lot of polyphenol compounds that can act as a protective against cancer. Polyphenols are classified as powerful antioxidants. This compound will neutralize free radicals that cause cancer.

Free radicals are formed naturally in the body. This molecule can damage human cells. Many people suspect that this molecule is one of the causes of cancer, including various other types of diseases such as heart disease and aging.

Meanwhile, dried green tea leaves consist of 40% polyphenols. Besides being able to fight breast cancer, this substance is also believed to reduce the risk of stomach, lung, colon, rectal, liver, and pancreatic cancer.

The benefits of other green teas that you can feel are the antioxidants contained in them. Antioxidants are believed to repair damaged cells, smooth the skin, slimming the body, prevent cancer, reduce cholesterol in the blood, and promote blood circulation.

In order for you to feel the benefits of green tea, there are a number of things that must be considered is paying attention to how you drink it. This is done so that the substances inside are not lost, including:

  1. Do not drink tea when or after eating because the substances contained in food can be stolen by tea stimulants.
  2. Do not drink tea on an empty stomach because it can increase stomach acid production.
  3. Avoid drinking tea mixed with sugar because it causes the substances they contain to be reduced.
  4. Do not drink tea that is already overnight because there are a lot of substances that are oxidized and stale so that it does not have a good effect on the body.
  5. Avoid drinking tea during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Caffeine and stimulant substances in tea can stimulate uterine contractions. As for breastfeeding mothers will interfere with the production of maternal milk-producing glands or breast milk.

Benefits of Green Tea.

The benefits of other green tea from catechin compounds contained in it. Catechin compounds in green tea have a good effect in stopping oxidative damage to body cells. Green tea also contains B vitamins, folic acid, manganese, potassium, magnesium and caffeine.

The health benefits of tea have been known for thousands of years. In a study, pharmacological uses of tea were found for the human body. This is due to the presence of various types of chemical compounds such as amino acids, pure alkaloids, aromatic substances and vitamins.

The content of vitamin C in tea is higher than the content in apples, tomatoes and lime. Whereas vitamin B12 is 10-20 times higher than that obtained in cereals and vegetables, and the components are not easily available in other foods.

Tea contains amino acids needed by the body, is rich in minerals and various vitamins. A tea drinker who regularly drinks tea with a rational dose will get a regular supply of nutrients for his body and cause the formation of natural immunity.

Another study revealed that the benefits of green tea and black tea make the body less susceptible to disease. Researchers from the Chinnese Academy of Preventife Medicine who have studied 17 types of tea reveal that tea can slow the formation of nitrosamines in the body, a carcinogenic ingredient in tobacco leaves.

In addition some elements in tea can detect the development of tumor cells contained in some parts of the human body.


Lower cholesterol levels.
Lower blood pressure and blood sugar levels.
Anti cancer. Helps the kidneys work to prevent gallstones.

Polyphenols / Tannins

Streamlining digestion, killing dysentery bacteria.
Has anti-oxidant function. Dissolve fat.

Caffeine (Theophyiline Theobromine)

Stimulate nerve center. Streamlining blood circulation and helping kidney function. Increase concentration.

Essential oil

Streamlining digestion and dissolving fat. Source of tea aroma.


Strengthens blood vessels and improves antioxidant function.

Fluoride (Menganese, Zinc, Potassium)

Prevent tooth decay.

Vitamin C

Prevent and fight influenza. Reduce stress. Reduce high blood pressure. Has anti-oxidant function.
Protect the cornea and UV light (prevent cataracts).

Vitamin E

Prevent premature aging. Reducing the risk of heart disease and stroke. Prevent fat formation in blood vessels.

Vitamin B Complex

Helps metabolize carbohydrates.


Prevent bad breath (not fresh breath).

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