A recent article in the Huffington Post discusses how green tea promotes brain and heart health. The article cites a Japanese study that studied the relationship between green tea consumption and cardiovascular disease as evidenced by epidemiological studies. This “study of studies” found that green tea consumption was inversely correlated with lower rates of cardiovascular disease.
People who consumed more green tea were less likely to suffer from cardiovascular disease, including heart attacks and stroke. This benefit of green tea was particularly pronounced in women. Research published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition also suggests that drinking tea promotes cardiovascular health.
Lowering blood pressure is one way green tea promotes cardiovascular health. A Chinese study looked at 13 randomized, controlled trials and found that green tea consumption lowered blood pressure.
The article in Huffington Post emphasized the heart-healthy benefits of consuming the polyphenols present in green tea. Green tea polyphenols, along with the caffeine in green tea, also promotes weight loss and weight control by raising metabolism so your body burns calories at a slightly higher rate.
Green tea polyphenols can be conveniently consumed in supplement form, such as Sunphenon.