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9 Reasons to Drink Green Tea Daily

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9 Reasons to Drink Green Tea Daily

Have you been wondering “what’s all the fuss about green tea?” Now you can stop wondering and start drinking…green tea, that is. This flavorful beverage offers many health benefits to anyone who drinks it regularly. Green tea contains a potent plant nutrient known as epigallocatechin gallate, or EGCG, for short. But don’t fret, you don’t have to keep track of its chemical name to reap the health benefits. Here are 9 reasons to start drinking green tea or continue drinking it if you’re already hooked.

1. Green tea is a superb fat fighter. Its active ingredient, EGCG, increases the rate at which fat is burned in your body.

2. It targets belly fat. Research at Tufts University indicates that EGCG in green tea, like other catechins, activate fat-burning genes in the abdomen to speed weight loss by 77 percent.

3. It keeps energy stable by balancing blood sugar levels. EGCG improves insulin use in the body to prevent blood sugar spikes and crashes that can result in fatigue, irritability, and cravings for unhealthy foods.

4. Research shows it may be helpful against lung cancer. In an April 2010 study published in Cancer Prevention Research, EGCG was found to suppress lung cancer cell growth.

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Michelle Schoffro Cook

Michelle Schoffro Cook, MSc, RNCP, ROHP, DNM, PhD is an international best-selling and 15-time book author and doctor of traditional natural medicine, whose works include: 60 Seconds to Slim, Weekend Wonder Detox, Healing Recipes, The Vitality Diet, Allergy-Proof, Arthritis-Proof, Total Body Detox, The Life Force Diet, The Ultimate pH Solution, The 4-Week Ultimate Body Detox Plan, and The Phytozyme Cure. Subscribe to her free e-magazine World's Healthiest News at WorldsHealthiestDiet.com to receive monthly health news, tips, recipes and more. Follow her on Twitter @mschoffrocook and Facebook.

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12:43PM PDT on Apr 18, 2014

The last sentence about caffeine is very misleading!!! Caffeine has a ton of benefits. It improves brain function, increases memory, prevents Alzheimer's, depression, and skin cancer.

2:51AM PDT on Apr 11, 2014

I am working on getting used to the taste :P

11:43PM PDT on Apr 7, 2014

If you don't like the flavour, green tea can be taken in capsules.

8:17PM PDT on Mar 13, 2014

Green tea no doubt is healthy, but I do not care for the taste.

9:18PM PDT on Mar 12, 2014

Thank you.

7:30PM PDT on Mar 11, 2014

Thank you for sharing.

1:24PM PST on Feb 28, 2014

thanks

2:26AM PST on Feb 28, 2014

Thanks

2:03PM PST on Feb 24, 2014

Great! I love Green Tea.

1:21PM PST on Feb 23, 2014

Thank you.

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In this dry climate in the West this might be well worth trying. Thanks

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