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Green Tea Calorie Information And Health Benefits Of Green Tea

Green tea has many health benefits. The origin of green tea can be traced back to China where it has been used as a medicine for the past 4,000 years. Scientific research is now providing a lot of evidence, which showcases the health benefits derived from drinking green tea.

Calories in green tea: A cup of green tea, without milk or sugar, has no calories at all. Drinking 250 ml of green tea can burn 25 calories.

Health Benefits Of Drinking Green Tea:

Anti cancer properties: Green tea is loaded with an antioxidant called epigallocatechin gallate, which is very effective in protecting our body cells from cancer, and also helps the body to get of malignant cancer cells without causing the excessive hairfall and weight loss that is associated with most treatments .
This antioxidant has been found to be twice as effective as resveratol, which is present in red wine.

Lowers cholesterol: Drinking green tea a few times in the day not only increases the good cholesterol (HDL) in our blood, it also reduces the bad cholesterol (LDL).

Helping weight loss: Green tea has no calories at all. Drinking green tea 3 to 5 times a day will help you burn at least 70 calories. Many diet plans recommend that you include green tea as part of your daily diet plan.

Reduces high blood pressure and Diabetes Type 2: Green tea is a storehouse of polyphenols and polysaccharides. These are antioxidants which lower sugar levels in the blood, thus preventing Type 2 diabetes. These antioxidants also keep your blood pressure under control by smothering angiotensis II. This is a chemical that chokes the blood vessels in our body.

Gives you better skin: The antioxidants in green tea give you a radiant glowing skin, and help you to get rid of acne, pimples, warts, rosacea and psoriasis. It can also reduce wrinkles and other skin blemishes.

Helps to get rid of allergies, and increasing the body’s immunity: Green tea is rich in polyphenols and flavenoids, as well as in anti-bacterial and antiviral properties. These help to raise the body’s immunity to various common diseases such as cold, cough, flu and asthma. They also kill the germs that cause clostridium, botulus and staphylococcus infections.

Prevents tooth decay: The anti-bacterial properties protect against formation of plaque and tooth decay.

Fights against HIV: Green tea strengthens the body and helps fights against the bacteria that causes HIV.

Why is green tea more effective than black tea? Green tea is made from the leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant. The leaves are steamed, and not fermented like in black tea. This helps it to retain its beneficial components.

How to make green tea: Steep the leaves in well-boiled hot water for about 2 to 3 minutes. 1 tea bag or a teaspoon of leaves is sufficient for a cup of tea.

Submitted on January 16, 2014