Help prevent multiple cancers
Research on the benefits of green tea and cancer prevention is still in early stages, but the results are promising. Researchers suspect that polyphenols in green tea may help kill cancer cells and stop their progression, or prevent various cancers. According to the National Cancer Institute, more than 50 epidemiologic studies of the association between tea consumption and cancer risk have been published since 2006. While the results have been “inconsistent,” some have found an association with a reduced cancer risk of the colon, breast, ovary, prostate, and lung. Pair your green tea with these 30 foods that help prevent cancer.
Make your heart healthier
According to Harvard Medical School, green tea contains significant amounts of flavonoids, antioxidants that protect against heart disease by slowing the breakdown of LDL cholesterol, preventing blood clots, and improving blood vessel function. The benefits of green tea also include associations with lower cholesterol and lower rates of artery blockages.
According to the Arthritis Foundation, green tea is particularly useful for soothing symptoms of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. The polyphenols in green tea are believed to reduce inflammation while also slowing destruction of cartilage. Another antioxidant called epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) is thought to block production of molecules that cause joint damage in people who have rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Did you know other teas also act as natural home remedies for arthritis pain?