Live longer: Matcha tea to reduce the risk of diabetes and...

When trying to find ways to live healthier and stop the aging process, turn to other countries that have impressive lifetimes. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Japanese citizens have the longest lifespan due to their diet and special drinking habits. A wonderful green matcha tea is a favorite among the Japanese as it helps slow the rate of aging, prevent certain diseases, keep the body in tip-top shape, and increase longevity. How?

The story of matcha was born nearly a thousand years ago when the Tang Dynasty ruled China.

During this time, matcha green tea leaves were pulverized to make into bricks.

This way, the green tea harvest was easier to transport and could be a valuable substitute for raw materials.

Matcha green tea stones were made by mixing the ground green powder with water and salt.

Matcha contains many vitamins and minerals, including vitamins A, B, C, and E.

It also contains fiber, zinc, potassium, calcium, sodium, and iron, all of which are known to increase longevity.

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The benefits of drinking matcha are impressive and include:
  • Preventing certain types of cancer
  • Lowers the “bad” cholesterol level
  • Prevents heart attacks
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Regulates the digestive processes
  • Increases energy
  • Strengthens the immune system
In a National Institutes of Health study published in the US National Library of Medicine, the effects of

The effects of green tea on obesity and type 2 diabetes were analyzed.

“Obesity and type 2 diabetes are major public health problems around the world and contribute to increased cardiovascular morbidity and mortality,” the study said.

It continued: “Green tea is one of the most popular drinks in the world, especially in Asian countries like Korea, China and Japan.

“Because of the high consumption of green tea among these populations, even a small impact on an individual basis can have a large public health impact.

“Various studies have shown the positive effects of green tea, not only on cardiovascular disease, but also on obesity and type 2 diabetes.

In a retrospective cohort study conducted in Japan, subjects who consumed six or more cups of green tea per day found a 33 percent reduction in risk of developing type 2 diabetes. ”

The study concluded that evidence from epidemiological studies suggests that green tea represents a novel strategy for treating or preventing obesity and diabetes.


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