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Health and nutrition 5 health benefits of drinking green tea

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Tea is one of the most widely consumed beverages in the world today and has a range of benefits depending on its variety.

The three main varieties of tea are; black tea, oolong tea and green tea. Of the three, green tea is popularly known for its many health benefits some of which are enlisted below:

1. Weight loss

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Wonna shed some pounds without going to the gym? Green tea will do you the favor. Green tea increases the rate of metabolism as well as burning fat. It also has the effects of feeling full thus reducing hunger cravings.

ALSO READ: 6 health benefits of black tea

2. Lowers the risk of cancer

Studies show that the polyphenols present in tea and especially in green tea play a vital role in prevention of some types of cancer. The polyphenols kill the cancerous cells and prevent the cells from multiplying. Breast cancer, pancreatic cancer, and prostate cancer are just some of the cancers that can be prevented and managed by drinking green tea.

3. Anti-aging effects

Green tea gives you a youthful and flawless skin thanks to its richness in antioxidants. The antioxidants in green tea fights inflammation and slows down the ageing process leaving your skin looking younger. Applying the tea on your skin also helps with sun related problems.

4. Cardiovascular health

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Since green tea aids in relaxing the blood vessels, it makes it possible for them to withstand changes in blood pressure. Green tea also prevents blood clots which are a major cause of heart attacks. Also, green tea lowers bad cholesterol which could otherwise lead to heart disease.

5. Oral health

Green tea has for a long time been used to treat bad breath and gum related diseases. Its antimicrobial properties help in fighting bacterial growth in the mouth that could lead to tooth decay. It also contains fluoride which helps in preventing cavities.

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