Speech Essay: The Health Benefits Of Green Tea

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Breanna Landreth
Ali Anderson
Public Speaking
Benefits of Green Tea
How many of you like Green tea? What if I told you that besides tasting great, Green tea is also good for your overall health? “On any given day, more than one half of the American population drinks tea”, according to the TEA ASSOCIATION OF THE U.S.A. Green tea is a -powerhouse of antioxidants and nutrients that have a positive effect on the body. However, many people know very little about the health benefits associated with drinking green tea daily.
I have researched the topic extensively and I am an avid tea drinker. I feel it is my duty to inform you of the many benefits green tea offers. Green tea is an invigorating, natural way to improve your health
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Numerous bioactive compounds in green tea can have positive effects on the body’s health. Green tea is rich in antioxidants, specifically, a high concentration of polyphenols such as flavonoids and catechins. A significant active component in green tea, called Epigallocatechin gallate or EGCG is responsible for much of the powerful healing properties.
Chemical components of green tea can reduce risks of cardiovascular disease. Flavonoids in tea can improve cholesterol levels, which has a big impact on coronary heart disease and stroke. Studies suggest regularly drinking green tea, may help keep your heart healthy. Dr. Hoffman, author of the article EGCG: Potent extract of green tea, confirms that, “studies indicate that the antioxidant properties of green tea may help prevent atherosclerosis, particularly coronary artery
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Many active components of green tea can prevent or aid in the treatment of obesity. A research review published in the DIABETES AND METABOLISM JOURNAL in 2013, highlighted a Japanese study that found drinking 6 cups or more of green tea per day may lead to a 33 percent drop in the likelihood of developing type 2 diabetes (KIM & KIM, 2013). Additionally, per an article published by the PACIFIC COLLEGE OF ORIENTAL MEDICINE, “Recent studies suggest that green tea catechins may reduce the amount of glucose that passes through the intestine and into the bloodstream.” (PCOM, "Pacific College"). These results indicate that green tea may improve blood sugar

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