Green tea is the second-most consumed beverage in the world and has been used in Chinese and Indian cultures for generations. Known botanically as Camellia sinesis, green tea is a refreshing drink that is also packed with health benefits.
Green tea is an antioxidant with the power to fight off free radical damage. Green tea helps to neutralize free radicals and reduce their damaging effects. The University of Maryland Medical Center points out that green tea is rich in polyphenols, which are the powerful antioxidants with the ability to neutralize these harmful free radicals.
Adding green tea to your daily routine, as either a beverage or as a supplement like Greenergy, can support your cardiovascular and overall health.
Green Tea and Cholesterol
The way green tea works in those with high cholesterol is to raise the good HDL cholesterol while also lowering total cholesterol. Clinical trials and scientific research show green tea's polyphenols can help block bad cholesterol from being absorbed by the body. They can also make it easier for the body to dispose of LDL cholesterol. Green tea can help your cholesterol numbers with just a simple addition to your diet.
Atherosclerosis and Green Tea
Atherosclerosis, a hardening of the arteries, can lead to coronary heart disease. Research has shown that the antioxidants in 3 cups of green tea a day, or the equivalent via a supplement, are enough to reduce heart attack risk by 11 percent through a reduction of the effects of atherosclerosis.
Green Tea and the FDA
Green tea products aren't allowed by the FDA to claim that they reduce the risk of heart attack, according to an FDA rejected petition in May of 2006. However, clinical trials and all available research have shown time and again the link between cardiovascular health improvements and green tea is very strong.
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