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10 Evidence-Based Benefits of Green Tea

Green tea is loaded with polyphenol antioxidants, including a catechin called EGCG. These antioxidants can have various beneficial effects on health.

Contains healthy bioactive compounds

Green tea contains caffeine, amino acid L-theanine, which can work synergistically with caffeine to improve brain function.

May improve brain function

Green tea may boost metabolic rate and increase fat burning in the short term, although not all studies agree.

Increases fat burning

Green tea has powerful antioxidants that may protect against cancer. Green tea drinkers have a lower risk of various types of cancer.

Antioxidants may lower the risk of some cancers

The bioactive compounds in green tea can have various protective effects on the brain. They may reduce the risk of dementia.

May protect the brain from aging

The catechins in green tea may inhibit the growth of bacteria in the mouth, reducing the risk of bad breath.

May reduce bad breath

Green tea may cause mild reductions in blood sugar levels. It may also lower the risk of type 2 diabetes.

May help prevent type 2 diabetes

Green tea may lower total & LDL (bad) cholesterol. Protect the LDL particles from oxidation. It also reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease.

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Green tea may lead to increased weight loss. It may be particularly effective at reducing the dangerous abdominal fat.

May help you lose weight

Given that some compounds in green tea may help protect against cancer and heart disease, it makes sense that it could help you live longer.

May help you live longer