Why You Should Drink Green Tea

Article posted in: Diet & Nutrition

Every few years, you’ll read about something that’s touted as a wonder drug, or a wonder drink, or a food that will solve all of your problems. And 99 percent of the time, it turns out to be so much marketing hype. Sure, the product in question might have some good properties, but it might also turn out to have some bad ones, too. Well, today, Nutrisystem is here to let you know about a product that has a whole world of benefits associated with it. Today, Nutrisystem offers these reasons why you should drink green tea.

It may protect against cancer Green tea is an excellent source of antioxidants, which have been proven to fight prostate, colorectal and breast cancers.

It may prevent Alzheimers and Parkinsons disease Green tea contains a lot of catechin compounds, which studies have shown can protect the brain’s neurons against degenerative diseases.

It fights strep…and bad breath Those same catechins have been shown to fight nasty bacteria, serious ones like those that cause strep infections, and not so serious but gross ones that cause bad breath.

It can help lower blood sugar levels Green tea has been shown in clinical studies to lower blood sugar levels. That means it can help fight Type II diabetes, which has reached nearly epidemic levels in the United States.

It may help you live longer In a Japanese study, those who drank at least five cups of green tea a day were less likely to die over the course of the study than those who drank less green tea. While that’s not a scientific slam dunk, it’s compelling enough to make several health agencies tout the benefits of the drink.