Have you heard about the health benefits of green tea? Green tea has been used as a therapeutic and preventative treatment for better health. Asian culture has long celebrated the health benefits of drinking green tea regularly and it is said to be one of the reasons why Asian populations have such high life expectancy.

Green tea is grown in the mountainous regions of China, Taiwan, and Japan. The high altitude is said to be responsible for the magical health effects associated with the tea leaves. Green tea is available in a wide variety of subspecies, each with their own unique properties that can greatly impact and improve your health.

The Benefits of Drinking Green Tea

Green tea is rich in plant phytosterols and catheins. These are natural antioxidants that have a powerful impact on human health. These antioxidants have marvelous effects when consumed regularly, here are five reasons that you should include a few cups of green tea in your daily diet.

#1 Longevity

Green is hailed in the East as a herbal remedy that can cure a wide variety of ailments. The antioxidants in the tea remove free radicals from the body. Free radicals are responsible for the oxidation of cells, one of the primary causes of premature aging of the skin. Regular consumption of green tea removes the radicals from your system and improves circulation, one of the key components of longevity.

#2 Improve Immune Function

Antioxidants also have a restoring effect on the immune system. When excess free radicals are removed from the body, metabolic function improves and, as a result, immune function is elevated. By drinking green tea every day, you can expect better immune response and resistance to disease. This powerful immune system tea will ensure that you are always feeling great and experiencing optimal levels of health and well-being.

#3 Reduce Inflammation

Inflammation in the body is the main cause of declining health and disease. If your diet contains lots of refined carbs and saturated fats then you can expect high levels of inflammation in your system. Drinking green tea reduces the inflammatory effect in your GI tract and allows your gut biomes to function properly. Your gut biomes are responsible for assimilating the nutrients from your food. When the GI tract is in an inflamed state, their ability to assimilate is impaired and your immune system response slows, exposing you to disease and health disorders.

#4 Cure Urinary Tract Infections

The antioxidants found in green tea can also help to cure urinary tract infections. These powerful natural compounds can eliminate the build up of yeast and other toxins in the urinary tract, restoring health naturally without the use of pharmacological medications. Drinking three to four cups of green will flush the infection from your system.

#5 Prevent the Development of Cancer

The catechins found in green tea have been shown to reduce the development and spread of cancer cells in the body. Catechins have shown particular promise in the prevention and treatment of prostate cancer. While green tea should not replace any medications or therapies recommended by your doctor to treat the cancer it is an extra addition to your treatment that could boost your recovery.

In Conclusion

The health advantages of drinking green tea make it well worth your while to include it in your daily diet. To prepare a cup of green tea, boil some water and let it cool for two minutes. Add your tea leaves to a tea infuser, pour in the water to the tea pot and let it steep for ninety seconds. This first steeping is known as the wash and removes all of the dust from the tea while softening the leaves. Rinse out the teapot, refill it with the boiled water and let it steep for two to three minutes before drinking.

Take note of your feeling of well-being during the day and assess your health after a month of regularly consuming three to four cups of it per day.

Author's Bio: 

Robert Alleson