Helps prevent bad breath: Green tea contains good quality catechin which works as an anti-bacterial by inhibiting the growth of bacteria. It helps prevent teeth decay and suppresses adsorption of odour in your mouth when you eat food like garlic. It also has a powerful anti-viral property which you can use it as mouth wash or gargle with it. Green tea contains natural fluoride which helps to protect the enamel of your teeth.
Prevents food poison: Catechin in green tea is high in bactericidal activity. Its antidote effect and also helps regulate your intestine, therefore contributes to boosting your immune system.
Catechin helps to prevent lifestyle-related disease: The antioxidant property of catechin has a very cleansing effect on the bloodstream. It has been shown to be of benefit for high blood pressure and diabetes.It helps prevent hardening of the arteries (arteriosclerosis) and helps reduce bad cholesterol from sticking to the blood vessels. In addition, in laboratory tests, the catechins present in tea leaves have been shown to inhibit the growth of cancer cells. Further they are able to prevent the activity of free radicals, the molecules which cause cellular damage that can lead to cancer.
Catechin in green tea helps to slow the aging process: It is a powerful antioxidant which is 20 times stronger than Vitamin E. Our body’s ability to decompose active oxygen becomes weaker as we age and our skin ages quicker when it oxidises.
Green tea is rich in vitamin A, C and E: Vitamin C is an essential nutrient that produces collagen in your body and contributes to maintaining healthier younger looking skin and helps prevent wrinkles. Usually Vitamin C degrades in high temperatures but vitamin C in green tea is protected by catechin and is absorbed into our body efficiently. Vitamin A and E in green tea also contributes to healthier skin and prevents the development of acne, pimples and dry skin. It also helps to promote the immune system and reduces the chance of catching a cold and developing cancer.
Green tea is an alkaline drink: An important key to good health is keeping our body alkaline. Green tea can be attributed to restoring your body’s PH balance. Modern people are inclined to consume lots of acid foods , e.g. meat, fish, egg, grain including fast foods which alter our body’s PH balance.
Helps lose weight: Catechin in green tea speeds up the metabolism of sugar and fat in your body and when you drink green tea before a meal, catechin will put a film on your stomach and reduce absorption of calories into your body.