Green tea reduces the risk of heart disease
Drinking a good amount of green tea on a daily basis can reduce your chances of dying from heart disease
Seven or more cups per day is believed to drastically reduce the amount of risk associated with the disease, as is drinking it on a regular basis over a long period of time.
The polyphenols in green tea are thirty to forty percent water-extractable, which means that the drink can be more potent than the supplement form of the same thing.
It is also known that the drink widens the artery coming from the shoulder by about four percent in less than an hour. This significantly reduces the chance of blood clots forming within the arteries.
Green tea protects the liver
Studies have concluded that those who drink more than ten cups of green tea per day are not only less likely to develop problems with their liver, they are also more protected against toxic substance effects and liver tumors as well.
Fatty liver can also be reduced, thanks to the effects of the extracts of green tea.
It has been known to stop the fatty build up that can occur and is often linked to obesity.
Green tea improves digestive function
The EGCG (epigallocatechin-3-gallate) that is found in green tea helps to keep your digestive tract regular by reducing gastrointestinal inflammation.
The interleukin-8 gene is primarily responsible for that inflammation and green tea can inhibit the gene from acting in such a manner.
The same inflammation can also be responsible for inflammatory bowel disease, or IBD, and the flare-ups that go along with it, and green tea consumption can be effective for treating that disorder as well.
One must drink from three to five cups of green tea per day in order to see effective results in this area.
Taking the extract version in pill form can deliver the same great effects with a much smaller dosage.