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September 25, 2018
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Green tea: multiple properties
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Scientists do not stop finding new properties to green tea. It contains antioxidants (vitamin C, vitamin E, lutein and zeaxanthin) that can be absorbed by different tissues of the eye, including the retina, which prevents glaucoma and other eye diseases. It has also been scientifically proven to reduce the diseases of the teeth and gums.
 
Benefits at the circulatory level have also been reported. A study carried out in the Medical School of Athens (Greece) indicates that 30 minutes after drinking a cup of green tea the arteries of the organism dilate, which avoids circulatory problems, atherosclerosis, etc. In addition, one of its components, epigallocatechin (EGC), promotes the growth of bone cells (osteoblasts) up to 79%, which strengthens bones, increases their mineralization and helps to prevent osteoporosis.
 
Regular consumption of tea also has benefits for our brain. Tea polyphenols have a protective effect on dopamine cells, so it prevents Parkinson's disease, according to a study published in Biological Psychiatry.

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