EGCG Helps Prevent Cell Damage
Polyphenols are compounds that are naturally found in some plants, and that help reduces inflammation. Green tea is so rich in polyphenols that about 30% of the leaf used to make it is nothing but polyphenols! One of those polyphenols is a powerful compound called epigallocatechin gallate, better known as EGCG.
EGCG is proven to help prevent cell damage, and green tea is full of it. Cell damage speeds up the aging process and can cause many different diseases, including cancer. Preventing and even reversing cell damage is one of the best things that you can do to keep your body healthy and prevent disease.