6 Amazing Green Tea Benefits
Type 2 Diabetes
In 2009 the publication Phytochemistry called "The potential role of green tea catechins in the prevention of the metabolic syndrome - a review." concluded that the catechin found in green tea (-)-epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) may inhibit metabolic syndrome, the precursor to type 2 diabetes.
In 2009 the publication "Critical Review in Food Science and Nutrition" published the article "Green tea: nature's defense against malignancies" and found that green tea and it's components mitigate cellular damage due to oxidative stress. It further highlighted the anti-carcinogenic and anti-mutagenic properties of green tea may reduce the prevalence of cancer (colon, skin, lung, prostate and breast cancer) and provide protection.
In 2009, the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition published the article "Green tea consumption is associated with depressive symptoms in the elderly" that found that "A more frequent consumption of green tea was associated with a lower prevalence of depressive symptoms in the community-dwelling older population."
Cardiovascular Disease (CVD)
In 2008 the Journal of Nutrition published the article "The relation between green tea consumption and cardiovascular disease as evidenced by epidemiological studies" and concluded that green tea demonstrated beneficial effects on CVD risk profiles.
IN 2010 the publication "Annals of Clinical and Laboratory Science" published their findings in the article "Green tea (Camelia sinensis) suppresses B cell production of IgE without inducing apoptosis." and found that the principle allergen antibody immunoglobin E (IgE) was reduced with green tea extract.
DNA Damage Protection
In 2011, the British Journal of Nutrition published the article "Genoprotective effects of green tea (Camellia sinensis) in human subjects: results of a controlled supplementation trial" and found that green tea can help to protect against DNA damage and genoprotective effects.