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Among variety of teas, Green tea contains the highest concentration of antioxidants known as polyphenols, according to a research conducted by University of Maryland Medical Centre, Baltimore, USA. In a path breaking study conducted by Vanderbilt university medical centre situated in Tennessee in USA in 2003, researchers for the first time demonstrated effective use of polyphenols found in green tea to reduce cholesterol levels by 16 per cent.
Following the finding of Vanderbilt University Medical Centre, several studies have been conducted to show that humans can rely on green tea as an alternative to reducing cholesterol levels. Here's how it works: According to American Heart Association, a pan-USA network of cardiologists, optimal total cholesterol levels should be lower than 200 mg/dL(milligrams per decilitre) of blood, and bad cholesterol levels should not exceed 100 mg/dL. Our body has both high-density lipoprotien (HDL) cholesterol considered as beneficial for cardiovascular system and low-density lipoprotien (LDL), which is called the bad cholesterol.
Enter Green tea. As soon as we consume green tea, the polyphenols improve the density of lipoprotien in the cholesterol. As density of lipoprotien increases, there is more HDL in bloodstream improving the transport of necessary fat and proteins to vital organs of our body. As HDL increases it sweeps the bad cholesterol, which causes atherosclerosis or blockage of arteries. It has been proved that atherosclerosis often leads to strokes and heart attacks.
The University of Maryland Medical Center recommends drinking two to three cups of green tea per day. This amount contains about 240 to 320 mg of polyphenols which improves the density in cholesterol and lowers the chances of atherosclerosis. A naturally occurring remedy, Green tea has been trusted by ancient medical practitioners in Asia for more than a millennia, is now a favourite among those who love to stay healthy. At TeaOrb, we offer you 20 different varieties of green tea from some of the best organic estates in Assam which may just be right choice to combat cholesterol.