Best Tea for Overall Health: Green Tea
When it comes to tea, green tea gets the gold. “Green tea is the champ when it comes to offering health benefits,” says dietitian Beth Czerwony, RD. “It’s the Swiss Army knife of teas. It covers a lot of territory.”
A medical literature review offers a snapshot of those benefits, linking the consumption of green tea to:
- Cancer prevention.
- Fighting heart disease.
- Lower blood pressure.
- Anti-inflammatory treatment.
- Weight loss.
- Lower cholesterol.
The healing power of green tea is linked to catechin, an antioxidant compound found in tea leaves. It helps protect your cells from damage caused by out-of-hand free radicals reacting with other molecules in your body.