Gone are those days, when green tea was a delicacy served only at Japanese steakhouses. Now, it is ruling the tea-time of almost every tea lover from all across the globe. More than just a cup of tea, green tea is a mixed bag of amazing health benefits. The secret ingredients that make every sip of green tea a healing one include – antioxidants like, zeaxanthin, flavanoids and lutein and vitamin C and natural chemicals that neutralize free radicals leading to a number of health conditions. Let’s find out how Green Tea can benefit your eyes and heart.
Green Tea For Healthy Eyes
According to various studies, it has been found the EGCG (Epigallocatechin-gallate) found in green tea can have wonderful effect on your eyes. Therefore, a cup of green tea everyday can –
- Protect your lens, Aqueous Humor and retina
- Protect your retina from the harmful UV says
- Prevents formation of cataract
- Shields your eyes from age related conditions and Glaucoma
To add to your knowledge, a recent research conducted by Chinese scienties on the same has confirmed that your eyes can actually absorb EGCG and other antioxidants from the blood. It’s unquestionably good for your eyes.
Green Tea For Healthy Heart
You can keep your heart healthy by drinking a cup of green tea every day. According to the European Journal of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation, green tea can broaden the brachial artery (that runs to the elbow from your shoulder) by 4% within half an hour, thus eliminating the chances of blood clot. The report says, although this is the first time this drink has shown to have some beneficial effect (short-term) on the heart, it’s a positive sign indeed.
Green tea can also reverse endothelial dysfunction in people who smoke and a number of other health conditions like high blood pressure. If you are trying hard to say goodbye to bad cholesterol sheltering inside your body or the harmful enzymes torturing your liver, a cup of green tea might help.
Whether you want to shed some pounds to get into shape or simply a tea lover, green tea can be your best refuge. Loaded with a number of energizing ingredients, a cup of green tea, hot or cold, everyday and help you keep the doctor away. Jokes apart, although green tea is undoubtedly a home to plenty of health benefits, a balanced diet and physical exercise are also important.
So, make green tea + a healthy diet + workout the mantra of a healthy life.