Health Benefits of Green Tea on NewsFeed - If I had a dollar for every time somebody asked me about the health benefits of green tea, I’d be like so… much richer because everyone knows that I’m an expert on the Chinese tea that is made from the leaves of Camellia sinensis after it has undergone minimal oxidation during processing. I wrote that on my hand. Green tea has been associated with a few great things like helping to reduce the growth rate of cancer cells and lowering cholesterol, but what most people care about is that it is know to help you lose weight… Yeah that’s great it fights cancer, how do my abs look? The substance in green tea that is used in cancer treatment is epigallocatechin gallate. A healthy benefit of this substance I discovered is that you have to take a nap after you learn to say it.