food and nutrition

Benefits Of Greens

Question: Which has more health benefits: Green tea or chai tea? I tried chai tea the other day, and really like the taste (a lot more than green tea). I do usually have 2 to 4 cups of green tea a day. Is one better than the other, or are they pretty much the same as far as health benefits go?

Answer: EGCG is a potent antioxidant Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), an antioxidant found in green tea, is at least 100 more times more effective than vitamin C and 25 times more effective than vitamin E at protecting cells and DNA from damage believed to be linked to cancer, heart disease and other serious illnesses. This antioxidant has twice the benefits of resveratrol, found in red wine. Special Benefits of Green Tea * Reduces high blood pressure. Drinking green tea represses angiotensin II which leads to high blood pressure. * Lowers blood sugar. Green tea polyphenols and polysaccharides are effective in lowering blood sugar. * Fights cancer. There have been many studies that have shown that green tea catechins are effective at preventing cancer. Green tea also boosts the immune system because of its high concentrations of polyphenols and flavenoids. Source:

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