Health Benefits of Green Tea

All teas contain polyphenols — naturally occurring compounds that are effective antioxidants for disease prevention and treatment of many health-related illnesses. But, the level of polyphenols in Green Tea is higher than Oolong Tea and Black Tea. Because Green Tea is unoxidized, these unaltered polyphenols are its primary active ingredients and as a result, its health benefits have been documented by numerous scientific researches. Green Tea has proven to lower cholesterol, reduce blood pressure (lowering the risk of heart attacks), aid digestion, fight fatigue, preserve younger-looking skin and prevent dental cavity and gingivitis. Recent animal studies have shown that green tea extracts protect against cancers of lung, breast, prostate, liver, skin, esophagus and colon.