Tea is a staple drink to most Asian countries including Singapore. It could probably be one of the reasons why most Asian nations are healthier than other Western countries. Among the many variants of teas, green tea is a more popular type of tea not only due to its taste but also to some healthy benefits it offers. If you’re not into tea drinking yet, here are some benefits of green tea that might persuade you to make it a habit.
One of the main reasons why people nowadays start to drink green tea is because of weight loss. Studies have shown that regular intake of green tea improves metabolism. That’s why most weight loss supplements have green tea extract.
Lower cancer risk
The antioxidants found in green tea is found to fight and reduce the risk of cancer particularly breast cancer and prostate cancer.
Helps fight diabetes
Green tea is an excellent way of lowering the risk of having type 2 diabetes. Studies have concluded that green tea lowers blood sugar levels as well as helps in improving insulin sensitivity.
Makes you smarter
The caffeine and amino acid found in green tea is a helpful way of improving brain activity and can make you smarter.
Freshens the breath
Green tea is also a way to improve your dental health because studies show that the catechins in green tea fight the growth of mouth bacteria that causes plaque, tooth decay, and cavities. He end effect leaves you with a healthier mouth and a much fresher breath.