After water, tea is the second most popular drink in the world. As we know, Brits are particularly fond of it, drinking 165 million cups daily or 60.2 billion per year. And with good reason, especially in the case of green tea, for which we keep finding more health benefits. So what are they?
1-Green tea is good for your figure:
Green tea contains two substances: caffeine and epigallocatechin-gallate (EGCG), which stimulate the metabolism and help you burn between 50 and 100 extra calories per day, if you drink at least 5 cups.
2-Green tea protects against cardiovascular illness:
In fact, it contains polyphenols that can reduce the risk of cardiovascular illness by 25%, and it is particularly good for reducing risk of stroke.
3-Green tea is good for lowering cholesterol:
Two to three cups of green tea per day contains between 150 and 450 mg of catechins. These antioxidants absorb some of the bad cholesterol in the blood and promote its elimination via the cells.
4-Green tea is good for your memory:
Epigallocatechin-gallate produces certain brain cells that promote good spatial learning, improved memory for objects, and better short term memory. It can therefore prevent neuro-degenerative illnesses such as Alzheimer’s, for example.
5-Green tea can protect against cancer:
Epigallocatechin-gallate can also help protect against certain cancers. It combats angiogenesis (the formation of new blood vessels) which can support the growth of tumours.