Here is why green tea is important for your health

Starting your day with exercise and a cup of green tea is perfect for your health. Over the years, studies and researchers have proved the importance of exercise. Daily dose of exercise can keep your body and mind healthy. How about a cup of green tea after a session of work-outs? Here are 5 reasons why you need to start drinking green tea.

Helps in weight loss

Yes, you heard that right! But drinking green tea alone will not help in reducing the extra weight in your body. It does help in cutting down weight to a small extent in obese and overweight adults. There are no significant studies that prove that green tea helps in reducing weight.

Green tea for Type 2 diabetes

Researchers have found that people who drink green tea often have a lesser risk of getting Type 2 diabetes over those who do not drink green tea at all. Whereas, some researchers confirm that drinking green tea and Type 2 diabetes are not interconnected.

Reduced risk of stroke

People who drink caffeine and green tea have lesser chances of getting a stroke. This was published in the journal ‘Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association’. Lead author of the study, Dr. Yoshihiro Kokubo says that drinking green tea and making this a part of your lifestyle will only do well.

Good for the heart

A study published in the ‘Journal of the American Medical Association’ in 2006 says that green tea consumption is associated with reduced mortality rates. This includes cardiovascular diseases as well.

Helps in lowering cholesterol

Drinking green tea in a capsule form or as a beverage will help in reducing levels of LDL or bad cholesterol to a large extent.

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