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The benefits of Green Tea and whole leaf green tea

It’s incredibly easy to say good things about

Green tea

. It’s a powerful anti-oxidant, it can help to reduce the risk of cancer and it has been shown to reduce the incidence of heart disease. Even more, it’s been shown to reduce bad cholesterol, can prevent diabetes and dementia, helps to burn fat and even can help prevent the occurrence of stroke.

Not bad for a little green leaf now is it?

One of the most intriguing and important aspects of Green tea is the fact that it is a very powerful antioxidant, something that has been shown to be one of the most important factors towards good health and elongated life. These

antioxidants

, called catechins, spend their time hunting down and eradicating free radicals that have been shown to be a major causative factor in cancer, atherosclerosis and blood clots.
Using whole leaves in your tea instead of the store-bought processed tea has also been shown to help keep these anti-cancer free radicals in better shape, stronger and more powerful.

Long term human studies, of which frankly there are few, have shown incredible cancer fighting powers inherent in green tea. A cancer study in Japan for example showed that, when green tea was consumed before and after surgery, there was a much lower recurrence of the disease. In China green tea was shown to reduce the frequency of stomach, esophageal, prostate and pancreatic cancer in patients who drank herbal brew. Both of these studies involved hundreds of participants over several years.
Again, studies have also shown that when used in whole-leaf form the health benefits and qualities of green tea are more powerful and the concentrations of

catechins

are higher. Any type of green tea is better than none, but if you have the choice it is recommendable to use whole leaf over the type that is usually found in grocery stores in regular tea bags.

In conclusion, the health benefits of green tea are many and the fact is it is also an enjoyable tea to drink. If you’re looking for something that will increase your health, help you live longer and is very soothing too, green tea is the drink for you.