5. Endless Health Benefits in Both Brews
While endless human and animal studies tell us the powerful antioxidants in black and green teas are extremely beneficial to our health, the proof is in the pot…in this case it’s a pot of tea!
It turns out there are numerous other health factors in both brews, which may explain why black tea is the most popular tea sipped across the United States and Europe—while green tea is the most popular brew in Japan and China.
6. Green and Black Tea for Overall Health
In the end both brews still hunt down cell-damaging free radicals and ruthlessly purify the body. This is, in part, thanks to the rich polyphenol content in each brew, but also due to another antioxidant trifecta, known as the flavonoids—thearubigins, catechins, and epicatechins—that also lend a one, two, three punch to harmful free radical toxins.
Both black and green teas have been linked to significantly decreasing cancerous tumor growth, boosting metabolism to aid weight loss, improving skin and bone strength, and even to warding off chronic diseases, like stroke, heart disease, diabetes and Parkinson’s disease.
7. Green Tea Protects the Heart and Prevents Cancer
Green tea, for example, has been associated with reducing heart attack and stroke. In fact, research from the University of Maryland Medical Center found that folks who sipped 3 or more cups of green tea each day reduced their total risk of heart disease by lowering LDL (or bad) cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
Additional studies from the University of Maryland (U of M) also note that green tea, and green tea extract, significantly lowered the multiplication rate of cancer cells in the skin, stomach, esophagus, colon, lungs, bladder pancreas, ovaries, and breasts. For instance, the study conducted on males, indicated that men who drank green tea regularly increased their survival rates by 5-years compared to men who didn’t sip green tea. Another U of M study on premenopausal women with early stage breast cancer, also found that green-tea-drinking of up to 5-cups per day slowed the spread of cancer and lowered rates of cancer return following treatment.