The Green Tea Diet

The Fountain of Youth, delaying Alzheimer’s disease, fighting the flu, and helping with weight loss are all some of the claimed benefits of the Green Tea Diet.

The Green Tea Diet has been around for thousands of years in China. There are many people who have heard about the Green Tea Diet but don’t know much about it.

How the Diet Works

Incorporating just 3 to 4 cups of green tea daily into a balanced healthy diet of your choice along with regular daily exercise can add numerous medical benefits. There is no “green tea diet” per se. Just add green tea as the beverage choice for each meal.

It is best to drink the tea when it is freshly brewed. This helps to preserve all the antioxidants and nutritional value of the tea. The bottled variety of green tea gives you very little of its natural healing properties.

Also, black tea is not the same as green tea. Even though it comes from the same plant, black tea is processed differently so it loses almost all of its healthful attributes.

Benefits of The Green Tea Diet

The healthy benefits of the Green Tea Diet are enormous. Not only does the green tea taste good, but it’s good for our bodies.

  • Green tea helps to reduce the incidences of colon, bladder, esophageal, pancreas, rectal and stomach cancer by up to 60%. The antioxidant epigallocatechin gallate in green tea is very effective in fighting these forms of cancers.
  • Green tea helps to lower bad cholesterol (LDL) and increase the ratio of good cholesterol (HDL).
  • Green tea helps to stop the development of blood clots which lead to strokes and heart attacks.
  • Green tea helps to reduce high blood pressure.
  • Green tea helps to lower blood sugar levels and prevents Type 2 diabetes.
  • Green tea helps to protect the liver against toxins.
  • Green tea helps to promote oral health by destroying the bacteria that forms plaque.
  • Green tea helps destroys free radicals.
  • Green tea helps to boost the immune system.
  • Green tea has antibacterial and antiviral properties.
  • Green tea helps to maintain a healthy fluid balance which helps to relieve stress and fatigue.
  • Green tea helps to stimulate your metabolism which helps with weight loss.

Side Effects

Green tea does have some side effects but most come from the caffeine. One 6 oz. cup of green tea contains approximately 30 mg. of caffeine. People who are caffeine sensitive should take green tea supplements instead of brewing their own tea.

More than 6 cups of green tea daily can cause sleeplessness, irregular heart beat, diarrhea, vomiting, dizziness, headaches, and loss of appetite.

People with heart conditions, anxiety, panic attacks, kidney disease and sensitive stomachs should be cautioned about ingesting green tea.

For people who want the benefits of green tea but don’t like the taste, green tea supplements are available. The dietary supplements normally come in 500 mg capsules which are to be taken two to three times daily.

Results

Green tea has many properties than can help to enhance the quality of life for most people. Besides the normal cancer fighting, protector of the liver, destroyer of the free radicals properties that green tea possess, it also tastes delicious! So drink green tea for your health, for your liver and for your body.