Top three benefits of drinking green tea

For several years now, along with tea being a commonly consumed beverage, it is also used as traditional medicine top cure several health conditions. Out of all the different varieties of tea, green tea has gained immense popularity as one of the healthiest drinks. 

Green tea is made from the Cemellia Sinnsis Leaves and it has originated from China. This drink is also produced in various countries in Asia. There are different varieties of green tea such as Sencha, Tencha, Matcha, Konacha, gyokuro and many more.  

In this article, we provide top three benefits of drinking green tea, that you all must know- 

1.    Keeps your brain alert- Did you know Green tea contains Caffeine? Well, it is not as much as a cup of coffee. This active ingredient in green tea is known as stimulant. This stimulant improves your brain functions and also your mood. Green tea also has amino acid L-theanine, which helps in enhancing the production of alpha waves in the brain, which further improves brain activities.

2.    Lowers the risk of cancer- Health-wise, One of the vital advantages of drinking green tea is that it minimises the risk of being affected by cancer. Green tea is loaded with antioxidants. It is known to lower the risk of different type of cancers:  breast, bladder, prostate, skin, ovarian and stomach.  

3.    Lowers the risk of Parkinson's and Alzheimer's- Along with green tea enhancing brain functions, it also protects your brain from aging. Green tea contains catechin compounds, which have a positive effect on neurons and lower the risk of Parkinson's and Alzheimer's.

-Akhila Kakarala
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