Not only does green tea contain half the caffeine of coffee but green tea also reduces your chance of getting cancer.
Green tea contains antioxidant called catechins. These powerful antioxidants not only lower LDL cholesterol level but rid the body of free radicals (unstable molecules that damage cells). Free radicals when left undisturbed contribute to the growth of cancer cells.
Many studies have shown green tea to reduce the risk of cancer and even help prevent the spread of cancer for patients already diagnosed with cancer.
The health benefits of green tea are many and the major benefits are highlighted below.
Cancer fighting potential in green tea is 100 times more effective than vitamin C.
Green tea is 25 times more effective than vitamin E in blocking cell mutation that cause cancer.
1 cup of green tea provides the same amount of antioxidants as 1 to 2 servings of vegetables.
Green tea contains almost twice as much cancer protection antioxidants than an 8-ounce glass of orange juice.
Green tea is a great supplement to vegetables for cancer protection.
Green tea and green tea extracts, such as its component EGCG, have been used to prevent and treat a variety of cancers, including breast, stomach, and skin cancers.
Green tea and green tea extracts have also been used for improving mental alertness, aiding in weight loss, lowering cholesterol levels, and protecting skin from sun damage.