4 Ways Green Tea Pays Off
Green tea has been consumed in China for thousands of years as a health-boosting drink. Although its health effects are not yet fully understood, drink green tea for these potential benefits:
Some studies indicate that green tea helps fight cancer.
1. Help With Your Weight
Overweight or obese exercisers burned off three more pounds and 7 percent more belly fat when they drank green tea instead of another beverage with the same calories, according to a new multicenter study.
2. Protection Against Cancer
Regular drinkers were 12 percent less likely to develop breast cancer than nondrinkers, according to research in 6,928 Chinese women.
3. Reduced Risk of Stroke
A UCLA review of nine studies found three cups a day cut the risk of stroke by 21 percent (black tea was protective too).