7 Reasons to Drink Green Tea and Can a 12 year old kid drink GREEN TEA?

7 Reasons to Drink Green Tea

The steady stream of good news about green tea is getting so hard to ignore that even java junkies are beginning to sip mugs of the deceptively delicate brew. You’d think the daily dose of disease-fighting, inflammation-squelching antioxidants–long linked with heart protection–would be enough incentive, but wait, there’s more! Lots more.

CUT YOUR CANCER RISK

Several polyphenols – the potent antioxidants green tea’s famous for – seem to help keep cancer cells from gaining a foothold in the body, by discouraging their growth and then squelching the creation of new blood vessels that tumors need to thrive. Study after study has found that people who regularly drink green tea reduce their risk of breast, stomach, esophagus, colon, and/or prostate cancer.

SOOTHE YOUR SKIN

Got a cut, scrape, or bite, and a little leftover green tea? Soak a cotton pad in it. The tea is a natural antiseptic that relieves itching and swelling. Try it on inflamed breakouts and blemishes, sunburns, even puffy eyelids. And that’s not all. In the lab, green tea helps block sun-triggered skin cancer, whether you drink it or apply it directly to the skin – which is why you’re seeing green tea in more and more sunscreens and moisturizers.

STEADY YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE

Having healthy blood pressure – meaning below 120/80 – is one thing. Keeping it that way is quite another. But people who sip just half a cup a day are almost 50 percent less likely to wind up with hypertension than non-drinkers. Credit goes to the polyphenols again (especially one known as ECGC). They help keep blood vessels from contracting and raising blood pressure.

PROTECT YOUR MEMORY, OR YOUR MOM’S

Green tea may also keep the brain from turning fuzzy. Getting-up-there adults who drink at least two cups a day are half as likely to develop cognitive problems as those who drink less. Why? It appears that the tea’s big dose of antioxidants fights the free-radical damage to brain nerves seen in Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

STAY YOUNG

The younger and healthier your arteries are, the younger and healthier you are. So fight plaque build-up in your blood vessels, which ups the risk of heart disease and stroke, adds years to your biological age (or RealAge), and saps your energy too. How much green tea does this vital job take? About 10 ounces a day, which also deters your body from absorbing artery-clogging fat and cholesterol.

LOSE WEIGHT

Oh yeah, one more thing. Turns out that green tea speeds up your body’s calorie-burning process (metabolism). In the ‘every-little-bit-counts’ department, this is good news!

I got this article from Yahoo Health or some category of Yahoos! I recently can’t remember it…… Can a 12 year old kid drinks GREEN TEA?  means rarely?? Please tell me how often? THANK YOU VERY MUCH, RABIA 🙂 actually I am12 & was very curious after reading this article…….but then I thought it can be injurious to me! Actually I still did not get what I want to know….. CAN A 12 YR KID DRINK GREEN TEA? IF SO, THEN HOW MANY TIMES A DAY, WEEK?


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4 thoughts on “7 Reasons to Drink Green Tea and Can a 12 year old kid drink GREEN TEA?”

  1. Good for you! Of course you can. Thanks for the long article.

    But, it does have caffeine. Too much might keep you awake and make you jittery. Don’t over do it. Cup for cup, not near as much as coffee.

    You’re right about it becoming sorta pervasive. I just saw two urns of it in the local DQ!
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