Coffee does not.
Here’s a few significant ways green tea can impact your health, inside and out:
The polyphenols present in green tea may help prevent and repair damage from sun exposure by fighting free radicals that damage cells.
This is significant because of the domino effect that starts with UV radiation. UV radiation can damage DNA, which can then cause immune system suppression, which may create a risk for developing skin cancer.
Many studies are producing convincing evidence that the major polyphenol in green tea, EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate), can inhibit tumor invasion and angiogenesis. Angiogenesis is a key component in how cancer tumors grow.
Drinking green tea can also reduce the risk of breast cancer and prostate cancer.
This is a result of the rich supply of ECGC in green tea leaves. In addition to green tea, Lycopene is another natural source that can help treat prostate cancer. Lycopene is a natural pigment made by plants and is naturally housed in fruits and vegetables.
One study suggests that drinking tea and upping intakes of vegetables and fruits rich in lycopene (like tomatoes, apricots, and watermelons) has a stronger preventive effect than either one taken separately0