Top 4 Benefits of Decaf Green Tea

by Vanya Sharma last updated -

For those of you who want to cut down on their caffeine intake, decaf green tea can be the solution. It has many health benefits, including weight loss, improved heart health, lowered cholesterol levels, and prevention of cancer.

What is Decaf Green Tea?

Decaf green tea is a type of green tea that does not contain any caffeine. Although the process that removes caffeine from green tea also removes some of the polyphenols from it, thereby making it slightly less potent.

Benefits

Let us discuss the many amazing benefits of this tea.

Detoxifies the Body

The antioxidants in this variety of green tea help in fighting free radicals, but to a lower extent than green tea. The polyphenols in this tea also help in preventing cell damage, DNA mutation, and cell death.

A person pouring tea into a cup

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Nutrition Facts

Beverages, tea, green, brewed, decaffeinated
Serving Size :
NutrientValue
Water [g]99.93
Magnesium, Mg [mg]1
Potassium, K [mg]15
Zinc, Zn [mg]0.01
Copper, Cu [mg]0.01
Thiamin [mg]0.01
Riboflavin [mg]0.06
Niacin [mg]0.03
Vitamin B-6 [mg]0.01
Sources include : USDA

Improves Heart Health

By lowering the triglyceride and cholesterol levels in your body, decaf green tea helps in promoting heart health. The antioxidants in this tea lower the risk of clogged arteries, and thereby prevent the risk of a stroke and heart attack.

Anticancer Properties

The presence of polyphenols and epigallocatechin-3-gallate or EGCG in decaf green tea may potentially inhibit the growth of cancer cells in the body (Masami Suganuma et al., 2006).

Treats Diabetes

By controlling the blood glucose levels and insulin sensitivity in your body, decaf green tea helps in the regulation of diabetes. According to a study by the American Diabetes Association, higher consumption of coffee does not prove any threat to diabetics or people diagnosed with it. Both caffeinated and decaffeinated coffee is associated with a low risk of diabetes. On the contrary, always consult your doctor before consuming this tea as it may lower the sugar levels in those with diabetes, making it fatal.

Weight Loss

Decaf green tea helps in achieving your weight loss goals. For better results though, you can drink regular green tea as caffeine further helps the cause.

Word of Warning: Always consult your doctor while consuming this tea if you’re pregnant or breastfeeding, going through chemotherapy, and or struggling with diabetes. Caution is advised to those who are going through chemotherapy as this tea may interfere with its medication. Moderation is advised.

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About the Author

Vanya Sharma is a writer at heart with interests in the health and nutrition domain and has experience in content creation, collaboration, and content strategy. Vanya has completed the “Introduction to Food and Health” certificate program from Stanford University, US. She aims to bring unbiased and helpful information to all those seeking to make their health and lifestyle a priority.

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