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Green Tea health benefits!

Jul 20, 2016 | by: Team A8

green tea benefitsOK so you know that green tea has a lot of health benefits, right? Yes, it has been consumed by millions of people today and hailed for tremendous health benefits. But I don't think there are many articles that show in a simple way what and how specifically each component within green tea does for you. I think this chart is great in that it shows all the ingredients and what benefits each of them brings. You will be surprised for sure!

I'm sure many of you have had green tea before. Some find that it's a bit too bitter, others find it sweet and/or a bit astringent like red wine. The palate you experience come from ingredients like catechin, caffeine, and theanine. It's amazing how many ingredients are found in green tea!

Ingredients Benefits*
Catechin (astringent taste) Reduces blood cholesterol Reduces body fat Cancer prevention Antioxidant Cavity prevention, antibacterial effect Anti-influenza activity Prevents increased blood pressure Prevents rise in blood sugar Bad breath prevention (deodorizing effect)
Caffeine (bitter taste) Mental stimulation (fatigue/drowsiness reduction) Increased endurance Hangover prevention Diuretic activity
Theanine (sweet taste) Nerve cell protection Relaxing activity Blood pressure reduction
Vitamins Vitamin C Maintenance of the skin and mucous membrane (collagen formation) Antioxidant
Vitamin B2 Maintenance of the skin and mucous membrane
Folic acid Prevention of neural tube closure Prevention of the hardening of the arteries (arteriosclerosis)
Beta-Carotene Maintains nighttime vision
Vitamin E Antioxidant
Saponin Lowers blood pressure Anti-influenza activity
Fluorine Cavity prevention
Gamma Amino Butyric Acid (a.k.a. GABA) Blood pressure reducing effect
Minerals (Potassium, Calcium, Phosphorus, Manganese, etc) Biological regulation
Chlorophyl Deodorizing effect


You can actually buy green tea bags from Costco if you are interested in drinking it. Just type in 'green tea bags costco' and you will find it right away. If you want green tea extract, there are a number of supplements online, such as Now Foods Green Tea Extract. Let me know if you have any questions!  

*Mentioned above are the benefits that these ingredients are known to have based on numerous studies and research.