Green tea is loaded with polyphenol antioxidants, including a catechin called EGCG. These antioxidants can have various beneficial effects on health.
Green tea contains less caffeine than coffee but enough to produce an effect. It also contains the amino acid L-theanine which can work with caffeine to improve brain function
Green tea may boost metabolic rate and increase fat burning in the short term, although not all studies agree.
Green tea has powerful antioxidants that may protect against cancer. Multiple studies show that green tea drinkers have a lower risk of various types of cancer.
The bioactive compounds in green tea can have various protective effects.They may reduce the risk of dementia, a common neurodegenerative disorder in older adults.
The catechins in green tea may inhibit the growth of bacteria in the mouth, reducing the risk of bad breath.
Some controlled studies show that green tea may cause mild reductions in blood sugar levels. It may also lower the risk of type 2 diabetes.
Green tea may lower total and LDL (bad) cholesterol, as well as protect the LDL particles from oxidation.
Studies show that people who drink green tea have a lower risk of cardiovascular disease.
Some studies show that green tea may lead to increased weight loss. It may be particularly effective at reducing the dangerous abdominal fat.
Studies show that people who drink green tea may live longer than those who don’t.