Green Tea is coming into the limelight around the globe and the world is going crazy about the benefits of this super-drink. When we hear “Green Tea for immunity” what comes first to our mind is weight loss and skin care, mostly because it’s being promoted by the fitness industry in that way and most of the advertisement campaigns are focused on weight loss. But there is another more important benefit of this drink, it helps boost our immune system. What’s more interesting is, Green Tea has actually been in existence in Japan, China and India since the olden times. Traditionally, it was being utilized in their medicines to boost the immune system and to prevent various minor illnesses.
Now let’s see how exactly it improves our immunity and what are the diseases it helps to keep at bay.
- Green Tea especially Chamomile Green Tea for immunity promotes the growth of white blood cells, which is the warrior of our body when it comes to fight any type of infection.
- Green Tea for immunity blended with Tulsi, Mulethi and Ginger helps keep diseases like asthma, lung infection, cough etc. in check.
- Another secret ability to ward off diseases is in its antioxidant properties. So, what’s with this antioxidant? Well, there are some waste which comes from Oxidative stress and are linked to diseases like cancer, stroke, heart diseases, arthritis and many more. Antioxidants help to keep this oxidative stress in check resulting in protection from these chronic diseases.
- Prevention of coronary heart diseases is yet another benefit of consuming green tea regularly. Coronary heart diseases are caused by clogging of arteries due to diets high in saturated fats. Green tea promotes oxidation of fat and it also facilitates proper function of the cells in blood vessels, thus reducing the risk of coronary heart diseases.
- It protects our skin from UV rays which are known for various skin related complications. When green tea is metabolized, the metabolites find their way to the skin tissue fluids and form a kind of protective guard against the effects of UV rays.
- Green Tea also has antimicrobial properties. Two particular molecules present in green tea (epigallocatechin gallate and epicatechin gallate) disrupt the function of bacteria and viruses and make them vulnerable to antibiotics. Various studies show that these molecules can be used to effectively control various oral infections, such as dental carries, periodontal disease, tooth decay and bad breath.
There is a saying “prevention is better than cure”. Drinking green tea regularly seems to have a major advantage in preventing various illnesses and in keeping our body fresh and healthy. So, I suggest having this super-drink twice a week to keep us healthy.