It is a well-known fact that Green tea is helpful for boasting up the immunity of a human body.
Upon average consumption of at least twice a day, it can also help in reducing the excess weight in the body.
Apart from these benefits, a new study has found out that Green tea can also be helpful in preventing heart attacks.
The study was conducted by the British Heart Foundation and it stated that green tea consumption can prevent heart attacks and thereby deaths due to heart attacks and heart strokes.
This study says that, heart attacks and strokes particularly caused due to atherosclerosis can be protected by a special molecule which is found in green tea.
The molecule is called as ECGC (Epigallocatechin-3-gallette).
The ECGC tends to convert the fibres in smaller elements which are soluble and less damages the vessels too.
Atherosclerosis is built up fatty acids and cholesterol in the artery walls. When cholesterol enters the artery, walls leading to formation of plaque, atherosclerosis is built up.
Normally, some of the causes of the formation of atherosclerosis are:
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
Depending on which arteries has been affected, atherosclerosis can also lead to coronary heart diseases resulting in low supply of blood and oxygen from heart muscles to brain.
Apart from having the ability to fight cancer cells in body, green tea now has also entered the group of life saving factors.
Sheena Radford, the co-author of the research, said, “The findings of this round of studies are very encouraging. We now need to apply the best scientific techniques to find how we can take the molecular EGCG element from green tea and turn it into a functioning tool to combat life-limiting health issues.”
Having the correct amounts of ECGC in body can improve the overall body metabolism.
It is important to even consume the right and acceptable quantum of green tea to avoid excess ECGC in body.
Large quantities of green tea can also be equally harmful in other ways.
There’s now a ray of hope to naturally reduce deaths due to heart attacks and strokes.