A study of 40,530 Japanese adults found that participants who drank more than five cups of green tea
a day had a 26% lower risk of death from heart attack or stroke and a 16% lower risk of death from all causes than people who drank less than one cup of green tea
While both groups experienced improvements in their pain, only the green tea
group had better physical function.
Additionally, green tea
(Camila sensis) holds greater antioxidant protection than the ordinary polyphenols in antioxidant vitamins such as C and E (Tedeschi et al.
But it's not just that green tea
is healthy--it can reduce your risk of dying
According to anthropologists, people have been drinking green tea
for 4,000 years--and with good reason; it has several important nutrients such as vitamin C, vitamin B2, folic acid, vitamin E, potassium, calcium, phosphorous and chlorophyll.
If you drink green tea
after an iron-rich meal, the main compound in the tea will bind to the iron," says Matam Vijay-Kumar, assistant professor of nutritional sciences at Pennsylvania State University, University Park.
Matcha originated in Japan as a powdered type of green tea
and its popularity has since risen in countries around the world, thanks to its complex flavors and detoxifying health benefits.
Research has found that green tea
extracts if applied are good for the skin.
The four major polyphenolic catechins present in green tea
include: ECG [(-)EpiCatechin-3-O-Gallate]; GCG [(-)GalloCatechin-3-O-Gallate]; EGC [(-)EpiGalloCatechin]; and EGCG [(-)EpiGalloCatechin-3-O-Gallate], the most abundant and biologically active green tea
catechins have demonstrated a variety of physiological effects including anti-atherogenic, hypo-cholesterolaemic, antioxidative and hypo-triglycerolaemic.
Students were then randomly assigned, 10 each in the green tea
group, the chlorhexidine group, and the plain water group.
Preliminary results, presented at the 2015 International Conference on Alzheimer's and Parkinson's Disease that took place in Nice, France, in March, showed that drinking green tea
one to six days a week or every day was linked to less mental decline.