Green Tea Can Greatly Improve Blood
Green tea can greatly improve blood flow.
Traditionally from China, green tea is loaded with many powerful compounds and antioxidants; a combination that is unrivalled by any other food.
The reason tea – in particular green tea – is beneficial is because of its polyphenols.
One particular type called catechins are linked to improved blood flow and pressure, related to nitric oxide.
Looking at high blood pressure treatment, test tube studies show promise, but actual experimental studies on humans have either been too small, poorly executed, or finding contradictory results.
Plus they all use green tea extract or supplements, rather than actually drinking brewed tea.
But a large review of green tea confirmed that two cups per day (500 mL) can increase arterial diameter by up to 40%.
Just like wider pipes will increase water flow, wider and more relaxed blood vessels increase blood flow, which should (in theory) reduce pressure.
It’s also hard to argue with the benefits of green tea when you consider that regular green tea drinkers have up to a 31% lower risk of cardiovascular disease.