Green tea can save lives, says a recent study.
Drinking one or two cups of green tea every day could help you fight
bad breath and even prevent mouth and esophageal cancer, claims the
study published in the journal Archives of Oral Biology.
The researchers say the antioxidants, called polyphenols, found in
the tea, help in eradicating several compounds in the mouth that can
lead to bad breath, tooth decay and even mouth cancer.
Earlier research on the beverage proved that it helps reduce
cardio-vascular problems, induces weight reduction and also boosts
immunity to a great extent, the latest findings have given more reasons
for people to switch their morning coffee with the healthy green tea.
The latest study examines the properties of the polyphenol called
epigallocatechin 3 gallate (EGCG) in particular, which helps reduce
dental plaques and thus destroys the bacteria that cause bad breath.
“Green tea is rich in flavonoids and has a lot of anti-oxidants. The presence of polyphenols makes it anti-carcinogenic and helps in
preventing cancer. It also increases the metabolic rate and reduces the
risk of Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s,” points out Dr. Meenakshi
Bajaj, dietician at the Rajiv Gandhi government general hospital.
Green tea is made from the same plant as black tea, but the different
manner in which it is processed results in it retaining less caffeine
and more polyphenols. As it is consumed without milk or sugar it helps
in weight reduction.
“A lot of people are consuming green tea these days and it is a
healthy trend. However, it is potassium high, so patients suffering from
kidney failure should refrain from drinking green tea,” said Dr Bajaj.
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