Green tea is loaded with polyphenol antioxidants, including a catechin called EGCG. These antioxidants can have various beneficial effects on health.
Green tea contains caffeine, amino acid L-theanine, which can work synergistically with caffeine to improve brain function.
Green tea may boost metabolic rate and increase fat burning in the short term, although not all studies agree.
Green tea has powerful antioxidants that may protect against cancer. Green tea drinkers have a lower risk of various types of cancer.
The bioactive compounds in green tea can have various protective effects on the brain. They may reduce the risk of dementia.
The catechins in green tea may inhibit the growth of bacteria in the mouth, reducing the risk of bad breath.
Green tea may cause mild reductions in blood sugar levels. It may also lower the risk of 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.
Green tea may lead to increased weight loss. It may be particularly effective at reducing the dangerous abdominal fat.
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.