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Can Green Tea Prevent Heart Attacks?

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Some of us life to drink a cup of green tea every now and then, but we may be helping ourselves live longer without even know about it. Green tea is being studied all over the world for its anti-aging properties, with potentially revolutionary results. Other studies have been looking at the other properties such as promoting brain health and preventing Alzheimer’s, but a new study is finding promise in boosting heart health.

Scientists in the UK have found that there is a compound in green tea called EGCG that breaks up and dissolves protein plaque found in the blood vessels. Fat compounds can build up in your arteries that restrict blood flow to your heart and brain. This fatty material can increase the risk of a stroke or a heart attack. Green tea contains compounds that bind to the offending fatty material deposits that help make those molecules smaller and dissolve them, which protects blood vessels.

The challenge now? Finding out how to get the health benefits of green tea without needing to drink large quantities of green tea all the time. Scientists are looking into improving the body’s absorption of EGCG or using EGCG to make medicines that can treat heart attacks.

At Solstice Health, we can help patients improve their cardiovascular system. We focus on treating heart disease holistically and taking care of the root cause of heart problems. Every patient is different and we come up with a unique treatment plan for each patient to match. Contact us today to learn more and to book a consultation.