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Many people think green tea as an this all-mighty drink that helps boost our cognitive function and prevent diseases. Is green tea really that powerful?
Green tea contains various polyphenols and catechin which are strong antioxidants that help boost our immune system and get rid of free radicals. Studies have shown some links between green tea and its benefits of improving cognitive functioning in older adults; however, there are not enough evidence available to conclude a recommendation of consumption. Green tea is also known to decrease the risk of various types of diseases such as prostate cancer, breast cancer, liver disease and diabetes. Unfortunately, there is only a limited amount of studies done on these health claims and these studies showed insufficient evidences to conclude this claim. As for heart diseases, evidences do suggest that green tea can help lower our total and LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol).
Overall, green tea does contain many health compounds that seem beneficial to our health but it is not a powerhouse that can do miracle in prevent us from all diseases.