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For years tea has been thought of as a cure-all for everything.

The loss of a loved one? Here, have a cup of tea. Going through a divorce? A nice cup of tea will make everything right with the world.

In more recent times, green tea is perceived as a magic elixir with wonderful health properties, but what exactly are the benefits of green tea or is it all just hearsay?

1. Stress relief

Kids driving you batty? Grab a cup of soothing green tea.

Studies conducted in 2006 concluded drinking one litre of green tea on a daily basis had a significant effect on the serum levels in the brain, and therefore reduced stress levels when consumed regularly.

2. Fights cancer

Green tea is bursting with healthy compounds known as catechins. In particular, it’s very high in one called epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG).

Studies found EGCG to work at a cellular level to intervene against breast, mouth and colon, prostate and pancreatic cancer.

3. Helps prevent age-related diseases

If Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s disease is prevalent in your family history, there is evidence to suggest the anti-inflammatory properties from drinking green tea reduce degenerative brain disease.

4. Promotes weight loss

Green tea is believed to aid in boosting the metabolism and weight loss. Research on individuals with long-term green tea use were discovered to have a lower percentage of body fat and smaller waistlines.

Consuming Green Tea TX100 in conjunction with a healthy calorie controlled diet and exercise, is a convenient way to aid healthy weight management as not only does it contain antioxidants, but it is also the first green tea formulation to incorporate probiotics, the powerful microorganisms that help keep the digestive tract healthy

5. Wards off heart disease

The same compounds that fight cancer also help prevent heart disease. The potent antioxidants go on a hunt and destroy mission, looking for molecules that cause damage, known as free radicals.

It improves blood flow, blood pressure and reduces abdominal fat.

6. Improves eyesight

One of the leading causes of blindness on a global scale is cataracts. Generally, people over the age of 40 are susceptible to this degenerative eye disease. Aside from surgery, there is no known treatment for cataracts.

However, research published in the Royal Society of Chemistry Journal, Molecular BioSystems, found green tea can prevent eyesight deterioration due to damage from UV light.

7. Prevents stretch marks

Hot off the press, comes the latest research that green tea is now incorporated into a cream to help reduce stretch marks caused by puberty, pregnancy and weight gain.

It’s not expected to reduce visible stretch marks, but when applied to the skin, University of Manchester scientist believe it will work at a deeper level than products already on the shelf.

So, are we convinced? Will you start sipping on green tea?

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  • Green tea is so good for you, I just wish I liked the taste more!

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  • I love green tea, but green tea which sold in Australia is not like Japanese one at all.

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  • I don’t need convincing, I love my daily cuppa.

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  • Tea is supposed to calm you down when you are under a lot of stress.
    I would need to drink buckets of it. When I tried drinking extra tea I had to take laxatives. 3 extra cups was all it took. I had 4 instead of my usual 1. I’d rather hide in a corner and cry to relieve my stress and depression that comes with it.

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  • Don’t know about all these supposed benefits – I drink it because I like it.

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  • Well, preventing stretch marks was a surprise to me but I believe any tea provides the benefits above. It’s a comforter, a soother, a coffee replacement, good for digestion, social, something we all need in our lives.

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  • A great treat to try out Pumpkin Spice I just made up. Plenty of pumpkins around at the moment to use up.

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  • stretch marks doubt it LOL I drank loads of tea whilst pregnant and last two weeks my skin went to pot!

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  • Didn’t know about it improving eye sight!

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  • I love to drink green tea for taste and health benefits !

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  • Gosh I don’t like drinking tea but I’d consider drinking green tea because of its health benefits, I’ll definitely have to try it!

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  • So any fantastic reasons to drink green tea,thanks!

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  • You’ve given me seven good reasons to make a cup of green tea.

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  • I was regularly drinking green tea till, around 3 years ago, I was diagnosed with Hashimoto thryroiditis. I read so many controversial opinions about green tea for people who don’t produce enought thyroxine. Green tea apparently inhibits the production of thyroxine, this way working against the medicins you are taking to treat hyptothiroidism. So, sadly, I don’t drink it anymore. Even if I know it’s so good for health in general.

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  • Green tea is a good tea and I drink it for the taste.


    • I drink green tea in moderation with other teas.

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