- polyphenol antioxidants
- improves brain function
- helps against bad breath
I feel better drinking green tea than any other caffeinated beverage - it might have something to do with the fact it contains L-theanine - which is supposed to reduce anxiety and improve brain function!
Green tea also contains lots of anti-oxidants, tied to health care benefits such as: protecting against free-radicals, anti-aging, lower risk of some cancers, helps against brain aging.
An interesting and unexpected benefit - it helps against bad breath. Peppermint tea helps bad breath temporarily - by giving the mouth a fresh taste; however green tea can help prevent bacteria growth in the mouth that causes bad breath!