We are familiar with the health benefits of Green tea like weight loss, cancer prevention, regulating cholesterol and blood sugar, reducing risk of heart attacks etc. But a lot of people may not be aware about how Green tea can improve eyesight and prevent eye diseases.
“Catechins” and its benefits
The most powerful element in green tea is its special type of antioxidants―“Catechins”. These antioxidants scavenge for free radicals, responsible for different types of DNA damages leading to cancer, blood clots, and atherosclerosis. A recent research conducted by the Chinese University of Hong Kong has found that catechins is absorbed by different parts of the eye like retina, lens and other eye tissues. The study also revealed that catechins remains in our eye cells for more than 20 hours, after drinking a mere cup of green tea.
Protection from UV Damage
A study conducted in 2007 by Chosun University College of Medicine revealed that antioxidants found in green tea can protect our eyes from UV damage. Regular consumption of green tea protects our eyes from harmful radiation effects from UV rays.
Cataract is a very common eye disease that often leads to blindness. Cataract formation is associated with oxidative stress, produced by free radicals. In 2002, a study conducted by All India Institute of Medical Sciences discovered that the extracts from green tea leaves help eye cells in preventing cataracts formation.
Preventing Macular Degeneration and Glaucoma
Green tea may also prevent eye diseases like Macular degeneration and glaucoma, according to a study conducted by researchers from Oxford University in 2006. Researchers found that the antioxidants found in green tea reduces free radical damage and alleviate degeneration of the retina. Researchers from Oxford suggest that daily intake of this superfood could prevent these diseases.
In addition, a recent research has discovered that by applying green tea antioxidants to a cultured human retinal pigment epithelium cells increases cell count and activity, indicating more possible benefits of green tea that is waiting to be uncovered.
Always buy good quality Green tea
It is highly recommended to buy good quality Green tea for obtaining maximum health benefits. Teaspec Jade Allure is famous for its superior quality by tea enthusiasts from around the world. Jade Allure’s rich and strong and flavor offers a sensational tasting experience and ensures maximum benefits.