Green tea has meant a revolution in the natural health of people. Although not all of its properties are scientifically proven, many of them are known to be real, such as its antioxidant properties, as well as its thermogenesis and diuretic effect.
In the year 1211 the Buddhist monk Eisei wrote that “tea possesses extraordinary power to prolong life.” He did so in his book Maintaining Health by Drinking Tea, and was right when he affirmed such an assertion about green tea, especially for its clear properties and benefits.
Green Tea utilities
- It is a powerful antioxidant. The high content of green tea’s catechins and isoflavones make it a perfect ally to fight against aging, collaborate with circulation and avoid hardening of arterial walls, among many other benefits.
- Prevents hair loss. Responsible for this benefit are epigallocatechin-3-gallate or EGCG. These substances stimulate hair growth and cause a significant lengthening of the hair follicle.
- Increases fertility. Its high content in polyphenols and in hypoxanthine help that a greater number of embryos have the optimal conditions to be fertilized and also, it benefits the increase in the maturation and fertility of the ovules.
Prevent chronic and degenerative diseases
- Anticancererous. There are already many researches on fasting green tea that underpin this property. It is believed that this is due, too, to its high content of antioxidants. For example, green tea would be responsible for the low rate of cancer in Asia, also good for the prostate and also indicated as good for the prevention of various types of cancer.
- Stimulates immunity. Responsible for this property of green tea would be the catechins EGCG, which possess one of the antioxidant substances that make up this drink that is not surprising for its substantial benefits.
- Controls diabetes. It can prevent the development of type 1 diabetes and may delay its progression.
- Calms allergies. Catechins would be responsible for blocking certain components that trigger allergies, especially seasonal ones.
- Prevents glaucoma and other eye conditions. Its high content in polyphenols is what gives it its great antioxidant power, which is able to prevent cellular oxidative stress. This is what causes different types of degenerative diseases like the case of glaucoma.
- Fights prostate problems. Its great ability to regenerate tissues is conferred by its content rich in catechins, which give it its antioxidant power. For this reason, it has been proven that green tea can reduce the risk of prostate cancer by up to 50 percent.
- Vitiligo control. Apparently, a protein found in green tea protects healthy cells from the skin so they are not attacked by the immune system with no more white spots appearing.
- Decreases the symptoms of lupus. It can help reduce the oxidative stress of cells and thus reverse the damage caused by inflammation to the tissues, one of the outstanding features of lupus.
- Eliminates genital warts or HPV. According to scientific studies, the consumption of the catechins present in green tea can be very beneficial to fight against the spread of HPV or genital warts. EGCGs would be responsible for inhibiting the cell cycle that causes HPV to multiply.
- Prevents Alzheimer’s. According to several recent studies, EGCG catechins would reduce levels of amyloid protein, responsible for the death of nerve cells that become Alzheimer’s.
- Prevents kidney stones. Due to its antioxidant power, the green tea extract prevents and eliminates calcifications. That is to say, it reduces the production and the size of the sediments of oxalato of calcium that soon are being settled in the kidneys, forming the calculations.