Researchers found that EGCG -- the main compound in green tea
-- potently inhibits myeloperoxidase, a pro-inflammatory enzyme released by white blood cells during inflammation.
A meta-analysis found that for every 500 ml-per-day increase in green tea
consumption (about 3 cups), the risk of cognitive disorders decreased 29%.
EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate) is a natural antioxidants found in green tea
, shown to be beneficial for the brain and heart in studies.
The review included clinical trials that included patients with a history of NAFLD or NASH and evaluated the use of green tea
supplementation in any dosage or form.
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.
The health benefits of green tea
are generally attributed to catechins or polyphenols that act as antioxidants to stabilize damaging free radicals throughout the body.
Additionally, green tea
(Camila sensis) holds greater antioxidant protection than the ordinary polyphenols in antioxidant vitamins such as C and E (Tedeschi et al., 2004), also its antioxidative activity is stronger than butylated hydroxyanisole, butylated hydroxytoluene and DL-alpha-tocopherol.
In honour of its 300th anniversary, Ippodo Tea Company is celebrating around the world to promote green tea
and to help preserve the Japanese green tea
One of the great antioxidants is green tea
, which explains the phenomenal popularity of this material as a beverage and as a component in skin care formulas.
is touted for its many health benefits as a powerful antioxidant, but experiments in a laboratory model of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) suggest that consuming green tea
along with dietary iron actually may lessen green tea