Many have espoused green tea's miraculous nature, but few know all of the possible benefits of this natural "wonder drug." According to Prevention magazine, drinking green tea reduces the amount of sun damage to the skin, which is one of the leading causes of visible aging. Green tea can also act as an anti-viral agent, increase antioxidants in the blood stream and is exponentially more effective at protecting the immune system than vitamins C and E, according to Green Tea Expert. When you finish drinking your cup of green tea, you can also use the tea bags to reduce puffiness under the eyes.
Following a recent Japanese study also present that five cups of green tea prevent advanced prostate cancer. Men who drink five cups of green tea a day reduced by 50 percent the risk of advanced prostate cancer compared to those consuming a single cup, according to a recent Japanese study has been carried by news agency Kyodo. According to research by Japan’s Ministry of Health, the habit of drinking green tea alone would be effective to prevent an advanced stage of prostate cancer, but not to prevent the arrival of the disease. While scientists know why green tea has no effect on the initial development of prostate cancer, say the risk of advanced disease is reduced by half if you take five cups of this variety of tea, day. The study was conducted in two provinces and among Japanese adults aged between 40 and 69, for more than a decade. Of all those who participated, 404 people contracted prostate cancer and 114 of them developed the disease in advanced degree. The investigation showed that if the risk of developing severe prostate cancer was measured by the number 1, for people who drank one or no cups of green tea a day, that figure down to a 0.52, if taken at least five cups, a total of 750 cl. The team notes that a substance in green tea such as “catechin” could be the lucky discovery agent capable of inhibiting the growth of prostate cancer.
Source : ehow