There’s a lot of buzz about all the health benefits of green tea and this time, the buzz is backed with research. Knowing how much green tea to drink is the next problem. Should you drink it daily? Is one cup enough? Should you have more? The answer is that drinking green tea every day will bring you benefits, but the optimal amount varies depending on the study you see. Some studies show that just one cup a day brings benefits, while others say that you need at least five cups or more.
The health benefits of green tea start by reducing your risk of serious conditions.
If you want to lower your risk of various types of cancer, oral, prostate cancer, stomach, breast and pancreatic, drink green tea. The risks for these conditions was reduced by drinking between three and five cups a day. You’ll lower your risk of type 2 diabetes by 33 percent if you drink at least six cups of green tea a day. That reduction in risk is compared to people who drank less than a cup a week.
There are health benefits in green tea from the polyphenols.
The polyphenols are the cancer fighters and also fight inflammation, the leading cause of many diseases. One of the polyphenols is a catechin. In fact, it contains a large amount of one catechin, EGCG— Epigallocatechin Gallate. These are antioxidants, which are also known to help fight aging, besides aiding cardiovascular and metabolic health.
Green tea can help you lose weight.
You’ll get a boost to your metabolic rate for a short time when you drink green tea and there are also studies that show green tea can help decrease the amount of body fat you have. Even better, the body fat it helps eliminate is in the abdominal area, so you’ll lose belly fat. The catechins help break down the fat, while the caffeine in the green tea helps boost the metabolism.
- Green tea can be good for your teeth. The catechins in green tea are antibacterial and lower your risk of infection. That can help prevent dental carries and even improve your breath.
- A large Japanese study observing 40,530 adults found that those who drank five or more cups of green tea a day were less likely to die during an 11 year period. It lowered the risk of death by 23 percent for women and 12 percent for men.
- People who drank five or more cups of green tea a day, lowered the risk of heart disease by 31 percent for women and 22 percent for men.
- While drinking green tea can help boost your health, you still need a healthy diet and regular exercise. You’ll find help in these areas both on the downloads and DVDs, but also by joining Jari Love’s community, where members share their ideas.