Your body needs at least 3 to 4 liters of water each day to stay well hydrated and to carry out rest of the functions of the body, effectively. Warm water also is considered very good for cutting the fat in body. Adding green tea leaves to warm water is all the more beneficial to overall health of a person. Let us read more below:
Green tea of a good quality, contains a type of antioxidant called, the polyphenol that have strong anticancer and anti ageing properties apart from playing a positive role in regulating blood pressure.
|Impact Of Green Tea On Blood Pressure|
Amongst the various polyphenols, is a category called Bio-Flavonoids that contain Catechins. EGCG or the Epigallocatechin-3-gallate, a potent antioxidant is found to be effective in prevention of narrowing of arteries due to blockage of arteries with cholesterol (a condition called arteriosclerosis) and incidence of heart attacks. This is due to it’s ability to dilate your arteries thus improving blood flow. This mechanism leads to the effect of Green Tea lowering the Blood Pressure naturally. So, consuming Green tea over long periods of times significantly helps in high blood pressure cases.
So, indirectly, Green Tea also has a cardio-protective role since a reduction of almost 2mm Hg is seen in both Systolic and Diastolic blood pressure values. This kind of reduction in blood pressure values reduces the risk of heart stroke by as much as 8 percent.While the chances of developing Coronary artery disease and mortality rate due to heart diseases is also reduced by almost 4 to 5 percent. These are commendable numbers.
Green tea is also able to reduce the quantity of fat in your body and helps you grow slimmer by effectively bringing about Fat Oxidation, inhibiting new fat cell development and increasing the excretion of fat from the body. Since, it reduces Obesity, it is again helping in reducing blood pressure values too. Apparently, it reduces the risk of cerebral thrombosis due to clot formation.
It is believed that Heart disease, Increased Blood pressure and Diabetes always tend to form a triad. So, any substance that has effect on lowering Blood pressure works towards breaking this triad and improving your health. Green tea also helps in lowering blood sugar values and helping in improving condition in diabetes and remarkably reducing the risk of organ damage.
Apart from all these circulation related benefits, Green Tea also prevents development of neural disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease and helps improve memory. Ir also reduces the risk of development of Glaucoma. It eases the pain and inflammation related to arthritis.
These are reasons good enough to try and incorporate the habit of drinking nearly 3 to 4 cups of Green tea each day preferably, hour an hour after meals. If you are not aiming at weight loss particularly, then you may add some honey to the Green tea for taste to make it palatable. Try and choose from organic brands rather than flavored ones for best effects.
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