Green tea - 5 reasons you should add this beverage to your diet... - Ever since the pandemic era created new challenges for human kind, science has unravelled data which was previously unknown about SARS-CoV-2 and building immunity has been given special emphasis  in these days.
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Ever since the pandemic era created new challenges for human kind, science has unravelled data which was previously unknown about SARS-CoV-2 and building immunity has been given special emphasis  in these days.

A recent study conducted at Swansea University suggests that green tea has a strong role in fighting COVID-19. 

Green tea is a commonly consumed beverage which is often included as a part of healthy diet plans. It is also known for its therapeutic and immunity-boosting properties. Green tea for COVID-19

A study published in the RSC Journal called “Identification of (2R,3R)-2-(3,4-dihydroxyphenyl)chroman-3-yl-3,4,5-trihydroxy benzoate as multiple inhibitors of SARS-CoV-2 targets; a systematic molecular modelling approach”, says that a compound called gallocatechin, that is found in green tea may be helpful in fighting COVID-19. 

As per Dr Suresh Mohankumar, author of the study, “Nature’s oldest pharmacy is a treasure of potential novel drugs. Hence, we questioned if any of these compounds could assist us in battling the Covid-19 pandemic?”

Benefits of green tea

The health benefits of green tea are as follows:

  1. Aiding in weight loss by promoting enhanced metabolism and fat burn.
  2. Improving cognitive function and reducing the risk of neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s
  3. A rich source of antioxidants, it can be beneficial for skin and hair health.
  4. catechins found in the tea can help prevent bad breath and improve oral health.
  5. Green tea can help reduce inflammation and lower the risk of developing cardiovascular disease, stroke, and some cancer, being a rich source of polyphenols.

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