Green Tea and Skin Care
Green tea has been used in China as a traditional medicine to treat everything from headaches to open wounds for over 5,000 years. Recently, more and more scientists have revealed the secrets of green tea's enormous beneficial properties to the rest of the world.
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Green tea, an ancient herb, is rich in epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG); a powerful anti-oxidant that can help rejuvenate aging skin. EGCG is 200 times more effective than vitamin E at reducing wrinkles and reactivating dying skin cells. EGCG is also efficient in clearing up acne breakouts.
In addition to its skin-pampering properties, drinking green tea also reputedly helps lower cholesterol and prevents heart attacks and strokes. Studies have also shown that drinking green tea on a daily basis can reduce the risk of cancer and rheumatoid arthritis. The only negative side effect of green tea is that it contains caffeine. However, the caffeine in a cup of green tea is far less than that in a cup of coffee.