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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 17-time book author and board-certified doctor of 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 her new book The Probiotic Promise. 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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10:02AM PDT on Mar 12, 2015

Thank you

9:36AM PDT on Mar 12, 2015

Thanks

2:50PM PST on Mar 2, 2015

Thanks, but not good for the liver thé doctors havet told me multipla times, and I did notice it
aswell :/ on my bloodtests. Shit. But since I stoped drinking about 2-3 cups almost every day - everything is perfect. Thanks.

2:35PM PST on Mar 2, 2015

Thanks

9:43AM PST on Feb 27, 2015

All great reasons

12:26AM PST on Feb 26, 2015

Go Green...Thank you

5:33AM PST on Feb 21, 2015

Sounds good however green tea makes me nauseous.

7:51AM PST on Feb 11, 2015

Ty

7:51AM PST on Feb 11, 2015

Ty

7:50AM PST on Feb 11, 2015

Ty

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