What green tea is all good for! Scientists have discovered that green tea protects DNA from damage that causes cell aging.
One of the causes of aging is the degradation of DNA in every body cell † DNA contains all the genetic information of a cell. Due to damage to the DNA Errors arise in the genetic information, so that the cell behaves differently. The cell works less well, dies or transforms into a cancer cell † This change in genetic information causes the body to decline as we age.
Green tea also offers protection against cardiovascular diseases and cancer>
The antioxidants (polyphenols, catechins or EGCG) in green tea are poorly absorbed by the body, although they have measurable effects in the body † And so they help protect the body.
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The research was published in the British Journal of Nutrition †