6 Reasons to Start Drinking Green Tea

FOOD  |  November 03, 2016
  • 1. It fights against cancer
    1 / 6 1. It fights against cancer

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    Green tea contains an antioxidant known as epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), which is highly effective in reducing the risk of cancer. The compound disrupts the metabolism of cancer cells. So drink up!

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  • 2. It increases metabolism
    2 / 6 2. It increases metabolism

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    According to Abdul G. Dulloo, a researcher at the University of Geneva, Switzerland, green tea has thermogenic properties, meaning it can increase the number of calories used by your body! It also helps to speed up your body’s fat oxidation process, meaning the fats in your body will be broken down faster with the help of green tea.

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  • 3. It boosts brain power
    3 / 6 3. It boosts brain power

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    A study by the University of Basel has found that green tea extract can improve our cognitive functions, especially our short-term memory. So if your brain ever needs a boost, skip the coffee and go straight for the tea instead.

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  • 4. It clears up acne
    4 / 6 4. It clears up acne

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    The anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties in green tea can reduce inflammation and reduce hormonal levels that cause acne. For better and clearer skin, start by drinking your daily dose of green tea.

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  • 5. It offers UV protection
    5 / 6 5. It offers UV protection

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    Besides lathering sunblock on, drinking green tea can help minimise the damaging effects of UV rays. Based on a study in the British Journal of Nutrition, green tea contains antioxidants that makes our skin more resistant to the sun’s rays and reduces redness. This means that drinking green tea could possibly help prevent premature skin ageing too, so bottoms up!

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  • 6. It improves oral hygiene
    6 / 6 6. It improves oral hygiene

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    Since green tea has the ability to reduce inflammation, it may also help keep your teeth and gums healthy. According to a study in the Journal of Periodontology, since green tea has the ability to reduce inflammation in the body, it may have an inflammatory response to the periodontal bacteria in your mouth too. This may just be your secret to strong and healthy teeth and gums.

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