Amazing Health Benefits of Green Tea
There are so many proven benefits of drinking as a regular part of your diet, it can be mind-boggling. Many, many studies have been done and the results are more than encouraging! Green tea is particularly rich in health-promoting flavonoids (which account for 30% of the dry weight of a leaf), including catechins – anti oxidants – and their derivatives.
Just one cup of green tea supplies 20-35 mg of EGCG, which has the highest antioxidant activity of all the green tea catechins. The health benefits of green tea have been extensively researched and, as the scientific community’s awareness of its potential benefits has increased, so have the number of new studies.
Green tea drinkers appear to have lower risk for a wide range of diseases, from simple bacterial or viral infections to chronic degenerative conditions including cardiovascular disease, cancer, stroke, periodontal disease, and osteoporosis.