Green tea, as you well know, is known to be good for a wide array of health benefits – from improving heart health to treating cancer, from preventing infection to improving immune function and even helping treat cancer!
Now recently scientists have found that green tea is even good for our teeth! Not just does green tea contain powerful antioxidants that help to lower LDL cholesterol, it also contains certain antimicrobial components, molecules known as catechins. It is these catechins that are known to promote good dental health.
Antioxidants in green tea help to reduce periodontal disease, a chronic inflammatory disease, which is known to affect the gums and the bone supporting the teeth. Studies conducted have shown that those who take green tea regularly actually enjoy better oral health than those who don’t.
Another study showed that green tea drinkers were less likely to have lost teeth and more likely to have a full set of 32 teeth than those who do not drink green tea.
So it would seem that there are plenty of reasons to indulge in the health giving, uplifting and refreshing beverage. However, it is important to remember that the benefits of green tea for health are consequent upon drinking the beverage without adding any sugar.