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Green tea is rich in catechin, which is a type of polyphenol or flavonoid that has antioxidant properties. Epigallocatechin commonly referred to as EGCG is green tea's most abundant catechin which is considered as the prime mover for green tea's health contributions.

Cardiovascular Disease:

Green tea's polyphenols can help in preventing clogged arteries, promoting efficient blood circulation and reducing the risks of cardiovascular disease.


Green tea exhibits pro-oxidant abilities that can induce apoptosis (program cell death) in cancer cells. Cancer cells can't handle the presence of oxygen. They survive by fermenting glucose or sugar for metabolism instead. So a cancer patient who are fond of eating food rich in sugar is feeding up his or her cancer cells and promoting their growth.

Green tea has also been proven to have enzymatic effects that inhibit tumor blood vessel (angeogenic) growth factors such as hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) and vascular endothelial growth factor A (VEGF-A).

Aging & Longevity:

Aside from the protection it offers against cardiovascular problems and cancer, green tea has anti-aging benefits and promotes longer lifespan. This might have been closely related to its ability to destroy cancer cells and preventing clogged arteries.

Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus:

Scientific studies revealed that green tea promotes blood sugar stability which greatly helps in preventing adult-onset Type 2 DM.

Body Fat & Immune System:

Green tea speeds up catabolic cellular activity (breaking down of body fats for energy) helping the body getting rid of excess weight and stubborn body fats in a healthier way. It has also been observed that it increases the body's T cells which in turn boost the body's immune system.

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