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6. Protects liver against toxins like alcohol and chemicals in cigarette smoke.
7. Promotes oral health by suppress process of plaque formation and destroys bacteria that forms plaque. It also destroys bacteria that causes bad breath, so after eating something sweet I suggest you drink a cup of green tea.
8. Destroys free radicals that cause aging.
9. Boosts your immune system function (because of its high concentration of polyphenols and flaveboids).
10. Possess antibacterial and antiviral properties. Recent studies show that green tea inhibits spread of disease, speeds up recovery from cold and flu. It also kills seven strains of food poisoning bacteria including clostridium, botulus and staphylococcus (which makes it a good treatment for diarrhea).
11. Helps your body to maintain healthy fluid balance and relieve fatigue and stress often caused by dehydration.
12. Blocks main receptors that produce allergic reactions.
13. Stimulates metabolism, calorie burning process and is wildly being used as an important part of a healthy diet.
It is important to know that black tea, even though it comes from same plant as a green tea, will not give you same benefits. Black tea during fermentation process loses most of its medical benefits.
The best way to preserve all disease-fighting nutritions is to drink your tea freshly brewed. All decaffeinated, ready-to-drink bottled or instant teas will give you very little of natural health compounds. It is better to let your tea steep for about 4-5 minutes before drinking it.
I hope that after reading this article you will include a cup of green tea in your daily ratio. After all it is a rare case when something that good for our health can be also that delicious.
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