I have my coffee in the morning, but every night, I make myself a nice hot cup of decaf green tea. I enjoy the taste and it is even better to know that it is good for me. How does it differ from black tea?  

It is all in how it is processed. When black tea is processed, it breakdowns important nutrients that our bodies need. But that does not happen when green tea is processed, As a result, green tea has more health benefits because it retains a maximum amount of antioxidants. This high concentration of antioxidants helps fight damaging compounds in the body that change cells, damage DNA, and even cause cell death. Besides the aid in weight loss, green tea also helps with diabetes, heart disease, certain cancers, cholesterol, tooth decay, blood pressure. depression, infections and skin care.

Check out all the benefits of drinking green tea below.

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    Weight Loss

    Green tea increases the metabolism. The polyphenol found in green tea works to intensify levels of fat oxidation and the rate at which your body turns food into calories.

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    Green tea apparently helps regulate glucose levels slowing the rise of blood sugar after eating. This can prevent high insulin spikes and resulting fat storage.

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    Heart Disease

    Scientists think, green tea works on the lining of blood vessels, helping keep them stay relaxed and better able to withstand changes in blood pressure. It may also protect against the formation of clots, which are the primary cause of heart attacks.

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    Esophageal Cancer

    It has been linked to reducing the risk of esophageal cancer, but it is also widely thought to kill cancer cells in general without damaging the healthy tissue around them.

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    Green tea reduces bad cholesterol in the blood and helps improve the ratio of good cholesterol to bad cholesterol.

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    Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s

    It is said to delay the deterioration caused by Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Studies carried out on mice showed that green tea protected brain cells from dying and restored damaged brain cells.

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    Tooth Decay

    Studies suggests that the chemical antioxidant “catechin” in tea can destroy bacteria and viruses that cause throat infections, dental caries and other dental conditions.

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    Blood Pressure

    Regular consumption of green tea is thought to reduce the risk of high blood pressure.

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    Theanine is an amino acid naturally found in tea leaves. It is this substance that is thought to provide a relaxing and tranquilizing effect and be a great benefit to tea drinkers.

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    Anti-viral and Anti-bacterial

    Tea catechins are strong antibacterial and antiviral agents which make them effective for treating everything from influenza to cancer. In some studies green tea has been shown to inhibit the spread of many diseases.

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    Green tea can apparently also help with wrinkles and the signs of aging, This is because of their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities. Both animal and human studies have demonstrated that green tea applied topically can reduce sun damage.

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