23 Benefits of Green Tea for Your Health, Weight Loss & Skin

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Weight Loss

Helps with Weight Loss – If you’re looking for a way to lose weight without changing anything else in your lifestyle, you might want to give green tea a try. Compared to a control group, those that took a green tea supplement were shown to have lost weight in several key areas measured, such as total pounds lost, waistline, and Body Mass Index. This means that without signing up for extra exercise or going on a radical diet, you could notice positive changes in your weight and overall health.

Rids the Body of Excess Fluid – Getting rid of excess water weight is one way to lose weight, and provide a slimming effect. The diuretic effects of green tea have been used for centuries to help the body get rid of any extra fluid it’s not using. You might be surprised just how much better you look and feel when you aren’t carrying around extra fluid. When maintained as part of a daily process you should prevent excess fluid buildup as well.

Boosts Exercise Endurance – Those catechins are at it again! Here they’re helping the body to burn up fat as fuel, so your muscles can take more punishment at the gym. Being able to exercise more means you’re burning more calories, leading to a caloric deficit, and an increase in lean muscle mass. This results in natural weight loss over time, eventually settling into the ideal weight for you. Compared to taking unknown supplements with ingredients that can’t be pronounced, a natural tem like green tea is preferable.

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Skin

Protects Skin From Sun Damage – This is in reference to green tea being used topically, and in conjunction with sunscreen. The antioxidants it contains can work from the outside in, not just the inside out, and it’s being discovered that while it doesn’t necessarily block the sun’s rays, it does mitigate the damage that is done to the skin from the sun. The free radicals that help UV rays cause damage are neutralized, and the green tea helps with inflammation as well.

Tones Skin, Hair, And Muscles – This is another way to topically use green tea. You don’t even have to drink it to get some of its benefits. When applied to the hair it can help it grow stronger. When you drink it it should help your muscles function at more optimal levels, since it helps them contract. If you want healthier gums it is said that you can simply rinse green tea in your mouth and you’ll see an improvement of gum health.

Reduces Psoriasis – If you’re dealing with the redness and irritation that comes with Psoriasis, you may find some relief by using green tea topically. Research has shown that green tea can help to slow down the production of excess skin cells that seems to be the underlying cause of conditions like psoriasis. It can even help to alter the genes in your body, so this is one powerful all-natural remedy.

Reduces Redness In Rosacea – The redness that rosacea brings is the part that most people are trying to get rid of. The good news for green tea users is that in a controlled study it was shown to provide far superior redness reduction than a placebo. This was from using topical cream infused with green tea. This is most likely due to the calming effect green tea has, as well as the antioxidants going to work on the problem.

Prevents Wrinkles – Those trusty antioxidants are at it again. It seems like there’s no limit to the number of benefits they provide, and since green tea is so dense with them it’s the best bang for your buck as far as anti-aging goes. Several factors of aging hinge on free radical damage, and getting wrinkles is one of them. By keeping your body full of antioxidants it reduces the likelihood of getting wrinkles so you can stay looking younger for longer.

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Disease Prevention and Treatment

May Treat Multiple Sclerosis – Recent studies are showing promise in the use of green tea extract to treat MS. The credit goes to the polyphenol antioxidants present in the tea, and they way they help the body’s nerve cells stand up the degrading effects of Multiple Sclerosis. More research must be done in order for this to be applied and successfully used in humans, but the outlook is hopeful, and MS is a disease that has shown to be resilient to different forms of treatment.

Helps In Parkinson’s Disease – The scavenging effects of the antioxidants against the free radicals in the body make green tea a potential prevention and treatment method against Parkinson’s Disease. Free radical damage is at the heart of so many different diseases, it’s essential to fight them daily. Just another reason why you’d want to make sure to have your daily cup of green tea. It simply acts as a prevention method for so many different debilitating conditions.

Prevents Memory Loss – If you’re worried about losing your memory as you get older, it’s important to take steps to try to prevent it from happening. The EGCG in green tea helps brain cells to prosper. So far the tests have been limited to clinical research and trials on mice, but the signs are promising, and since the more we find out about green tea the more it lives up to the claims made about it, it just makes sense to drink it often.

Fights Cancer-Causing Cells – The catechins in green tea are special antioxidants that seek out and destroy free radicals that can do harm to the body’s DNA, setting the stage for cancerous growths. It sounds a bit like a Space Age battle, but it’s actually going on inside your body on a daily basis. That’s why it’s important to get a good number of antioxidants each day, to cut down on the free radical damage and improve your chances of staying cancer-free.

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33 Comments

  1. Edward marsh says:

    how much green tea should you drink a day and when do you start seening results

  2. mudassir says:

    i really enjoy this article on green tea.thanks

  3. adesh kumar yadav says:

    very good for removing free radicals&remain healthy

  4. Gugu says:

    how much intake of green tea should I take on a daily basis ,I don’t want to end up loosing weight?

  5. alicia says:

    Green tea is great. I have lost 5 lb in two weeks.will keep drinking untill I reach by goal for my weight loss of 20 lbs

  6. sumandeep says:

    I started green tea daily..its really Gud .relief from stress..

  7. deucy14 says:

    Don’t ya hate it when articles are not dated ? …. or older articles don’t have updates dated ?
    By dates of the comments, probably 2013. Could be much older and those commenters just found the article.

  8. mahi says:

    my weight is 94 kg and height is about 5.8”…. so should i start green tea for reducing my weight as soon as possible.and is green tear good for thyroid patient and a sugar patient?

  9. Amborish Mukherjee says:

    Can I take regular tea with Green Tea,means fi I take 2 cups green tea daily can I have another 2-3 cups normal tea also?

  10. Phumla says:

    Green tea is amazing,I look. And feel 10 years younger. Yeeeeepy!

  11. JJ says:

    Hi, it is a really nice article I have come to know many benefits of green tea that I didn’t knew before. I wanted to ask that, I am very THIN, will drinking green tea make me loose more weight?

  12. ashiana says:

    i drink twice daily and i feel fresh,healthy,

  13. sade says:

    Can green tea get weed out your system?? Clean your body out? Ow much of it you have to drink?

  14. GreenTea says:

    Choosing the right kind and brand of green tea is a challenge for a beginner. According to Robertson Shizuoka; the suppliers of Japanese green tea: 2-5 cups of Premium Sencha and Genmai Matcha is good for everyday consumption.

  15. elke says:

    whats the most u can drink in a day

  16. edith says:

    What’s the brand of green tea I need to get

  17. Health benefits of green tea says:

    Green tea provides many benefits for our health. Chinese are using green tea to treat everything, they knew about the health benefits of green tea long ago.

  18. Maki says:

    I drink hot green tea for breakfast everyday, I often drink it at work, too.

  19. TIMOTHY says:

    I drink Sei Mee Tee out of Oregon in the USA..DECAF…This tea has helped clear my fatty liver… Lose over 100+ lbs naturally..and cleard my mind from brain fog…My overall health has been better than 5 years ago. Getting rid of Junk Good..Diet exercise… And Clean living has helped me prolong my life. GREEN TEA HAS HELPED ME TREMENDOUSLY…

  20. innocent says:

    I started drinking chinese green tea I fill wonderfull well

  21. innocent says:

    green tea is good I lost some kilos in 2weeks

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  23. Tinny says:

    wanna do something to reduce my stomacheck
    will green tea help

  24. Desvages says:

    I have been plagued with flatulents and after drinking green tea this has improved the situation by 90%.
    Will carry on drinking green tea and make it my drink of choice along with plain water.

  25. Marion says:

    There are several brands of green tea on the market, which one is recommended, such as tetley, tender leaf, red rose???

  26. Mona says:

    Is green tea contain pimples on face

  27. jan says:

    I would like to start drinking green tea, would like to have a brand recommend. I live in Iowa,so where would I purchase green tea other then a grocery store where the brand would probably be lipton unless of course this would be a perfect brand

  28. naumy says:

    do i have to add sugars.or u just take it plan

  29. Md.Muzammel Hoque says:

    I am age of 65years. How many cup of green tea in a day for good health I can take. Please advice me.

  30. It seems like there is a vast number of benefits that come with drinking green tea. This is an amazing article full of insights that I think everyone should have in mind in efforts to lead a healthier lifestyle. I have had a lot of issues with my skin and so am hoping this will serve as a remedy to my problems.

  31. Theresa Howell says:

    Can I put a little. Sugar? Also can I drink it cold like a ice tea please reply back

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