Does drinking green tea reduce blood pressure?

By: Manoj Prasad

Drinking green tea has been increasingly explored for its potential to reduce blood pressure levels and mitigate the risk of cardiovascular diseases.ย 

A meta-analysis published in Medicine (Baltimore) analyzed data from 28 randomized controlled trials involving over 1,500 participants. ย 

Compared to control groups, green tea drinking reduced systolic and diastolic blood pressure by 2.28 and 1.25 mmHg, respectively. ย 

Bioactive ingredients like catechins like epigallocatechin gallate keep blood pressure in check in green tea.

Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects of these substances may increase endothelial function and vasodilation, lowering blood pressure.

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Adding green tea to a healthy lifestyle may help manage blood pressure and reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases.

A Nutrition Journal systematic review studied green tea's effects on blood pressure and suggested it might be used to treat hypertension.

Green tea may be a useful addition to a healthy blood pressure strategy, but additional research is needed to determine appropriate quantities and long-term effects.