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Green tea is packed with antioxidants, including polyphenols and catechins. These natural compounds work hard to protect cells and molecules from free radicals that may cause damage and disease. People looking to lose weight healthily or lower their cholesterol levels can also benefit from green tea.

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1. Improves Brain Function

Green tea could help protect the brain against two of the most common neurodegenerative disorders: Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease. Bioactive compounds in the drink may protect neurons and improve the part of the brain responsible for memory, according to a Swiss study. Drinking one or two cups of green tea every day may help keep the brain functioning properly.

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