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Green Tea Benefits | Health Benefits of Green Tea


Green tea is probably the most famous drink in the world in terms of the large range of benefits it offers. Chinese people since ancient times have long known about the benefits of green tea, in fact some scholars believe it has been used in China for more than 4,000 years!

Scientific research today is beginning to support such traditional beliefs. One example from 1994 is the Journal of the National Cancer Institute study that showed that drinking green tea can greatly reduce the risk of cancer, by as much as 60 percent. More recently Uni of Purdue scientists located and proved a certain compound in green tea which can inhibit the spreading of cancer cells. Solid research also exists regarding the fact that green tea can lower cholesterol levels as well as improving the balance of "good" and "bad" cholesterol.

Health Benefits of Green Tea Summary

In summary here are some of the major health benefits of green tea. In particular, the medical conditions green tea is regarded as being beneficial in treating are:

  • cancer
  • cardiovascular disease
  • infection
  • rheumatoid arthritis
  • high cholesterol levels
  • impaired immune function

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