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Drinking tea is good for the health of heart?

(April 14, 2011)

Tea is one of the most commonly consumed beverages all over the world and generally makes up a large part of the routine of a number of people. In certain societies, such as England, it actually plays a very important role in the daily routine of most inhabitants. Because of its rather high raking social importance, a lot of people tend to ignore the fact that tea consumption also provides a number of health benefits, especially when it comes to dealing with the heart muscle. However, given the fact that there is a huge variety of teas available today, it is easy to get confused about which one provides the best medical benefits. Of all the teas, green tea is considered to be the most effective because of the fact that it contains an antioxidant that protects the bodies organs, including heart muscle, from the damage caused by free radicals.

Moreover, the consumption of green tea also facilitates the proper functionality of cell lining in the circulatory system. As a result, the development of the condition atherosclerosis is stunted. This condition is characterized by the buildup of plaque in the arteries. Another benefit that green tea has on the functioning of the human body is the fact that a certain compound present in the brew helps boost the levels of metabolism – increasing their tendency to lose weight and thereby reduce the risk of suffering from a heart attack as a direct result of obesity. Suffering from diabetes boosts the bodies use of insulin, thereby providing a very important benefit to sufferers of the condition while patients suffering from high blood pressure should increase their intake of green tea because of the benefits it provides when it comes to helping relax the blood vessels. 

Some of the major medical conditions that green tea is known to have a positive effect on include rheumatoid arthritis, cancer, infection, cardiovascular disease and impaired immune functionality. The primary beneficial constituent of green tea is a substance known as epigallocatechin gallate (also known as EGCG) which works to kill cancer cells without causing any harm to healthy tissue. Green tea is considered to be the main reason why the Japanese population suffers from a much lower rate of heart disease than its American counterpart even though approximately seventy five percent of the Japanese population smokes cigarettes, much higher than the American numbers. The only negative effect of consumption of green tea is the fact that its caffeine content increases the likelihood of suffering from insomnia.


Submitted by S C on April 14, 2011 at 06:06


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