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It’s cold outside!!! The urge for a hot beverage must be mounting. Here, are 5 reasons you should let go of that cup of latte and grab a cup of green tea.

Green tea may lower the risk of cardiovascular disease:

Cardiovascular diseases are the biggest cause of death in the world. Drinking green tea reduces the total and LDL cholesterol and also protects LDL particles from oxidation.  Studies show regular green tea drinkers have up to 31% lower risk of cardiovascular disease. So, start your cup right now. Afterall, who doesn’t want a healthy heart?

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It can help lower the risk of obesity by reducing weight:

If you have been trying to lose weight, this can be the way to it. Tea enhances the metabolic rate in short-term and helps decrease the body fat.

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It may lower the risk of various types of cancer:

Green tea is an excellent source of antioxidant. The antioxidant in the green tea has a protective effect against cancer. It is proven that green tea lowers the risk of developing breast cancer by 22%, Prostate cancer by 48% and colorectal cancer by 57%.

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It may lower the risk of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s:

Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s are two common neurodegenerative diseases related to old age. The compound called catechin in green tea seems to have protective effects on neurons in test tubes and animal models signifying it can lower the risk of these two dangerous diseases.

 

It  lowers the risk of infections:

The compound catechins also inhibit the growth of bacteria and some viruses. Green tea can, therefore, can be very useful for the improvement of dental health and for good skin.