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25 Reasons to Drink Green Tea

I am a great believer that one way to stay well is to stay away from clinics and hospitals, where bad germs lurk, just waiting for the next victim. I am always looking for natural remedies, and science is finding that many times, old natural remedies work for a reason. Like chicken soup when you have a cold, like the benefits of drinking green tea.

I don’t know that green tea works in every way this article says it does, but there are enough benefits, and enough scientific research showing that it improves bodily functions, that I regularly imbibe.



Green tea has increasingly become a very popular drink worldwide because of its immensely powerful health benefits.
It is extraordinarily amazing what green tea can do for your health.
And if you’re not drinking 3 to 4 cups of green tea today, you’re definitely NOT doing your health a big favor.

Here Are The 25 Reasons Why You Should Start Drinking Green Tea Right Now:

1. Green Tea and Cancer

Green tea helps reduce the risk of cancer.
The antioxidant in green tea is 100 times more effective than vitamin C and 25 times better than vitamin E.
This helps your body at protecting cells from damage believed to be linked to cancer.

2. Green Tea and Heart Disease

Green tea helps prevent heart disease and stroke by lowering the level of cholesterol.
Even after the heart attack, it prevents cell deaths and speeds up the recovery of heart cells.

3. Green Tea and Anti-Aging

Green tea contains antioxidant known as polyphenols which fight against free radicals.
What this means it helps you fight against aging and promotes longevity.

4. Green Tea and Weight Loss

Green tea helps with your body weight loss. Green tea burns fat and boosts your metabolism rate naturally.
It can help you burn up to 70 calories in just one day.
That translates to 7 pounds in one year.

5. Green Tea and Skin

Antioxidant in green tea protects the skin from the harmful effects of free radicals, which cause wrinkling and skin aging.
Green tea also helps fight against skin cancer.

6. Green Tea and Arthritis

Green tea can help prevent and reduce the risk of rheumatoid arthritis.
Green tea has benefit for your health as it protects the cartilage by blocking the enzyme that destroys cartilage.

7. Green Tea and Bones

The very key to this is high fluoride content found in green tea.
It helps keep your bones strong.
If you drink green tea every day, this will help you preserve your bone density.

8. Green Tea and Cholesterol

Green tea can help lower cholesterol level.
It also improves the ratio of good cholesterol to bad cholesterol, by reducing bad cholesterol level.

9. Green Tea and Obesity

Green tea prevents obesity by stopping the movement of glucose in fat cells.
If you are on a healthy diet, exercise regularly and drink green tea, it is unlikely you’ll be obese.

10. Green Tea and Diabetes

Green tea improves lipid and glucose metabolisms, prevents sharp increases in blood sugar level, and balances your metabolism rate.

11. Green Tea and Alzheimer’s

Green tea helps boost your memory.
And although there’s no cure for Alzheimer’s, it helps slow the process of reduced acetylcholine in the brain, which leads to Alzheimer’s.

12. Green Tea and Parkinson’s

Antioxidants in green tea helps prevent against cell damage in the brain, which could cause Parkinson’s. People drinking green tea also are less likely to progress with Parkinson’s.

13. Green Tea and Liver Disease

Green tea helps prevent transplant failure in people with liver failure. Researches showed that green tea destroys harmful free radicals in fatty livers.

14. Green Tea and High Blood Pressure

Green tea helps prevent high blood pressure.
Drinking green tea helps keep your blood pressure down by repressing angiotensin, which leads to high blood pressure.

15. Green Tea and Food Poisoning

Catechin found in green tea can kill bacteria which causes food poisoning and kills the toxins produced by those bacteria.

16. Green Tea and Blood Sugar

Blood sugar tends to increase with age, but polyphenols and polysaccharides in green tea help lower your blood sugar level.

17. Green Tea and Immunity

Polyphenols and flavenoids found in green tea help boost your immune system, making your health stronger in fighting against infections.

18. Green Tea and Cold and Flu

Green tea prevents you from getting a cold or flu.
Vitamin C in green tea helps you treat the flu and the common cold.

19. Green Tea and Asthma

Theophylline in green tea relaxes the muscles which support the bronchial tubes, reducing the severity of asthma.

20. Green Tea and Ear Infection

Green tea helps with ear infection problem.
For natural ear cleaning, soak a cotton ball in green tea and clean the infected ear.

21. Green Tea and Herpes

Green tea increases the effectiveness of topical interferon treatment of herpes.
First green tea compress is applied, and then let the skin dry before the interferon treatment.

22. Green Tea and Tooth Decay

Green tea destroys bacteria and viruses that cause many dental diseases.
It also slows the growth of bacteria which leads to bad breath.

23. Green Tea and Stress

L-theanine, which is a kind of amino acids in green tea, can help relieve stress and anxiety.

24. Green Tea and Allergies

EGCG found in green tea relieves allergies.
So, if you have allergies, you should really consider drinking green tea.

25. Green Tea and HIV

Scientists in Japan have found that EGCG (Epigallocatechin Gallate) in green tea can stop HIV from binding to healthy immune cells.
What this means is that green tea can help stop the HIV virus from spreading.

January 9, 2009 - Posted by | Diet / Weight Loss, Food, Health Issues, Hot drinks, Living Conditions


  1. Even though it has great benefits I don’t like it. :/

    Comment by MacaholiQ8 | January 9, 2009 | Reply

  2. LOL, Mac . . . you get used to it!

    Comment by intlxpatr | January 10, 2009 | Reply

  3. I’m with MacaholiQ8 – but anything that keeps away wrinkles is fine by me, so I’m “enjoying” a cup right now šŸ™‚

    Comment by adiamondinsunlight | January 10, 2009 | Reply

  4. LOL, Little Diamond. I found one that had a roasted taste, it was pretty good, but I think it is hard to find, and expensive. It might be a winter tea . . .

    Comment by intlxpatr | January 10, 2009 | Reply

  5. I like the flavored green teas at the supermarket, what works for me is to dip the tea bag for a short period in water that not boiling hot, this gives it a sweet taste instead of bitter šŸ˜‰

    Comment by Mathai | January 11, 2009 | Reply

  6. I agree.. you get used to it after while. But at first it’s so blehhh!
    I wish flavored tea was as beneficial lol – like cinnamon or apple. Yum!! =)

    Comment by souvenirsandscars | January 11, 2009 | Reply

  7. Nice suggestion, Mathai. I like it with a little mint, or there is a roasted kind they serve in Seattle that tastes good on a cold rainy day . . . šŸ™‚

    LLOOLL, S&S, I agree. There is a tea called Market Spice Tea in Seattle that has hints of orange and cinnamon . . . yumm.

    Comment by intlxpatr | January 11, 2009 | Reply

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  9. This is a great list. This is coming from someone who has a hard time consuming it as well (in drink form, so I either consume a pill/day or in patch form). I have to say, #1 reason eminates your #4:

    “Green tea helps with your body weight loss. Green tea burns fat and boosts your metabolism rate naturally.
    It can help you burn up to 70 calories in just one day.
    That translates to 7 pounds in one year.”

    To me, that’s a significant amount of weight to loose per year if one is either trying to shed those few unwanted lbs or stay fit and maintain one’s figure. Of course I’m also apt to believe #9 (obesity) as it relates to #4. Too many people get “instant” gratification from foods high on fat and low on what the body really needs. At least starting out with one beneficial food such as green tea is a start in the right direction.

    Comment by Green Pill | February 11, 2009 | Reply

  10. This list omits the main reason I drink green tea (and tea in general)…it tastes great!

    Comment by Alex Zorach | October 7, 2009 | Reply

  11. I drink my sencha green tea cold. Try it.

    Comment by Mark Hansen | January 7, 2010 | Reply

  12. I like it cold, too, Mark, especially in Kuwait or Doha in the mid-summer, when it is sizzling!

    Comment by intlxpatr | January 7, 2010 | Reply

  13. It’s really interesting how matcha is made and used in Japan

    Comment by les | January 20, 2010 | Reply

  14. i will try this…

    Comment by Raj | September 22, 2010 | Reply

  15. I was born with asthma but not bad does green tea reduce my asthma?

    Comment by Jordan Daniels | March 21, 2011 | Reply

  16. Number 19 says it relaxes muscles supporting the bronchial tubes. I’m not an expert, Jordan, so I can’t say for sure that it works or doesn’t work, but I drink green tea because I think it can’t hurt. I drink a lot of green tea when I have a cold, because I think it boosts my immunities, but I don’t really KNOW that scientifically. šŸ™‚

    Comment by intlxpatr | March 21, 2011 | Reply

  17. I didn’t know much about green tea until one day when I was visiting my parents, I had this bad headache, I thought I would pass out, on hearing me complain my father stood up and make green tea for me.I was sure it won’t help as I have drunk it before, but for nothing. I got into the car and within an hour my head felt clear. I couldn’t believe it. I also constantly suffer from Asthma and a lot of allergies. Sinus also made my life hell. The next day I bought mine, I don’t know why I never knew before. I would have saved me a lot of pain and money.I would recommend it to everyone I know. Its only that until it saves your life you’ll never take it seriously, I was very lucky.

    Comment by mmampe malatji | January 9, 2012 | Reply

    • Oh, what good news! I don’t often have headaches, but it’s good to know that green tea will knock it out!

      Comment by intlxpatr | January 10, 2012 | Reply

  18. I like it best, when its cold. Try drinking Iced green tea. I usually just go to starbuck and order iced green tea w/ one seet n low instead of the syrup. Its very good, and if you want to add a kick to it, just tell them to add lemonade! šŸ™‚ Good luck!

    Comment by Sachet | February 13, 2012 | Reply

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  20. There are so many green teas on the market. Which is the best one for boosting immunity and allergies. Are green teas better than the tinctures?

    Comment by healthlady1960 | April 18, 2012 | Reply

  21. Healthlady, I don’t know. My favorite green tea is one that also has pomegranate; I like the color and I like the idea of all those anti-oxidants running wild in my body, killing off evil free radicals. šŸ˜‰

    Comment by intlxpatr | April 18, 2012 | Reply

  22. i like eating green tea leaves

    Comment by jenny f. | November 11, 2012 | Reply

  23. I lve drinking green tea I have replaced my coffee and it is better add lemon and it’s good as well……..

    Comment by Miki | February 6, 2013 | Reply

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    Comment by xxemilyxx23 | February 6, 2013 | Reply

  25. Being aware of the impact you make gives you the advantage.
    This is especially useful for those people that are under a lot of stress or may be struggling with depression
    or anxiety. If you’re anything like me and you have a spot of bother nodding off a night, try a cup of Chamomile tea which has a natural sedative.

    Comment by Marlon | April 24, 2013 | Reply

  26. i would drink green tea now that i know all of the benefits it has for good health, but it hurts my stomach when i drink it. Why is that? is there smth i can take with it so that i can drink it every day?

    Comment by Lady J | April 24, 2013 | Reply

  27. I’m sorry, Lady J, I’ve never heard of anyone getting a stomach ache from green tea. If it makes your stomach hurt – don’t drink it! It might not be right for you!

    Comment by intlxpatr | April 25, 2013 | Reply

  28. Like knowing about green tea.

    Comment by anita gonzague | May 28, 2013 | Reply

  29. I wish the doctors should advertise more about the herb green tea,moreover, to educate people at all health centers and hospitals all over the world,addition to that W.H.O also should be involved. Thanx Wed,31 July 2013 …10.48

    Comment by Michael Kwashie | July 31, 2013 | Reply

  30. love green tea its really healthy its mad my sex drive fantastic love it so does the mrs…

    Comment by larry sani | October 16, 2013 | Reply

  31. It is disgusting, so i put a little Agave in mine! Now I plan to drink a cup every day.

    Comment by Beautifulsou1 | July 7, 2014 | Reply

  32. I had blemishes that bothered me for 6 years but they are clearing now. I recommend it to everyone I meet.

    Comment by Nopasika | July 15, 2015 | Reply

  33. Great article! I have found drinking Green Tea to be greatly beneficial to my health; and I do so regularly. However, I found it does have some contraindications that are often overlooked. I found this infographic particularly interesting. There is more in-depth information on the page too for those who are interested.

    Comment by tea-sir | September 7, 2015 | Reply

  34. Hy lavita just want to ask can green tea help me from the problem of headic i have a problem of headic can u help me to get a herbal tea thank my name is busi from nelspruit

    Comment by Busi | January 26, 2016 | Reply

  35. Hy just wanna know if is it possible to get pregnant while sterilized (tupe block) worried. Can green tea helps? Pls help

    Comment by nokuthula Radebe | January 30, 2016 | Reply

  36. Yep, it’s possible.

    Comment by intlxpatr | January 30, 2016 | Reply

  37. I’m a diabetic and high blood patient.what what product should I take or good for my health

    Comment by Elizabeth Molapisi | January 31, 2016 | Reply

    • Elizabeth, see your doctor! Do not look for advice from casual blogs in the internet! Some people will tell you anything! I am betting your doctor will tell you there is nothing wrong with drinking green tea šŸ™‚

      Comment by intlxpatr | February 1, 2016 | Reply

  38. I found this website so helpful

    Comment by Mahali Ruth Lejakane | February 9, 2016 | Reply


    Comment by audrey kgoete | February 18, 2016 | Reply

  40. Good morning How can I get lavita? I real need it.please help me. It cost how much?

    Comment by Azhaar | October 14, 2016 | Reply

    • Am in Eastern cape. Please help

      Comment by Azhaar | October 14, 2016 | Reply

  41. I got Asthma…is the green tea help asthma by making it disappear?

    Comment by Bulie | March 6, 2017 | Reply

  42. I also want to sell green tea

    Comment by Triumph | March 9, 2017 | Reply

  43. Can I use green tea to get pregnant please help

    Comment by nosibusiso | May 16, 2017 | Reply

  44. can green tea help if i have swelling legs

    Comment by Elcan | March 10, 2018 | Reply

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