Is EGCG a Life Saver?

Its common knowledge tea has many health benefits. The main reason for these benefits is an antioxidant with a long name.

Antioxidants in tea called catechins cleanse free radicals from our bodies that can damage DNA and contribute to cancer, blood clots, and atherosclerosis (heart disease). Grapes and berries, red wine, and dark chocolate also have potent antioxidants. However, the unique catechin found in tea is called epigallocatechin-3-gallate, more easily referred to as EGCG.

EGCG antioxidants protect against the negative effects of UV rays, pollution, smoking, the aging process and some cancerous tumors.  EGCG may be beneficial to heart and circulatory health. Studies have also shown EGCG stimulates thermogenesis, a process that is central to weight loss.

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