Green tea polyphenols may prevent inflammation and cartilage degradation. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients may benefit from epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), an antioxidant that blocks joint-damaging chemicals.
Flavonoids in green tea decrease LDL cholesterol breakdown, prevent blood clots, and improve blood vessel function, protecting against heart disease. Green tea also lowers cholesterol and arterial blockages.
Polyphenols in green tea may destroy cancer cells, inhibit their growth, or prevent different malignancies. Since 2006, the National Cancer Institute has released over 50 epidemiologic studies linking tea drinking to cancer risk.
Phytomedicine presented a review of research showing that green tea reduces anxiety, improves memory and concentration, and boosts brain function.
Green tea extract pills may treat acne. After four weeks, 80 women with moderate to severe acne who took decaffeinated green tea extract daily had less breakouts around their nose, mouth, and chin than those who took a placebo.
L-theanine in green tea may reduce stress. Mini-meditations help calm your nerves on the busiest days.
A cup of Japanese green tea (7.5 grams of dry green tea) contains 150 milligrams of epigallocatechin (EGC). Urinary-tract infections may be treated with this dosage.
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