Facts and Benefits of Green Tea

Benefits of Green TeaDuring ancient times, the Chinese have studied and proved the medicinal properties and benefits of green tea.

It is found that green tea has many health benefits compared to other food or drinks. It is used by the Chinese people to cure simple headaches to depression. Green tea had been used as medicine for 4,000 years proving only that it is one of the most common remedy among many illness.

Facts and Benefits of Green Tea :

Reduces the risk of having cancer by inhibiting the growth of cancer cells especially on the colon, pancreas, rectum, bladder, esophagus, and   stomach without harming healthy cells

Helpful for those who have rheumatoid arthritis

Reduce the risk of having hypertension and elevated blood pressure

Reduces the cholesterol level in the body

Increases metabolism

Helps body to fight viruses and bacteria by improving the defense action of the immune system

Reduces the process of thrombosis which helps reduce heart attacks and strokes

Green tea also helps destroy free radicals

Helps in reducing fatigue and stress due to its calming action

Fights cardio vascular diseases

Green tea is also known for its antibacterial anti viral properties

The secret of green tea is its catechin polyphenols, particularly epigallocatechin (EGCG) which is a powerful anti oxidants

EGCG is twice as powerful as reservatol whose action is to lower the incidence of heart disease

Green tea comes from Camelia sinesis plant

What sets green tea apart from other tea is the way it was processed, green tea leaves are steamed which prevents the important contents from being oxidized

By contrast other tea brands are made from fermented tea leaves as a result the other components are converted into other compounds that are not as effective as that of green tea

New evidence suggests that green tea helps dieters by eliminating fat from the body and helps the body burn more calories compared to caffeine or a placebo

Green tea can even help prevent tooth decay

The bacterial actions of green tea can help prevent food poisoning

Wide variety of beauty products now contains green tea are available in the market that claims to have great effect in beauty and wellness

Green tea capsules are now available in health stores for those who dont want to drink tea

A cup of green tea contains caffeine level of 20 to 70 milligrams

There are several kinds of green tea that are available in the market they differ on the amount of caffeine content

Harmful effects

To the present study and research green tea have proven a lot of benefits and medicinal properties but when it comes to harmful effects of green tea had been reported to contribute to insomnia or difficulty of sleep experienced by users. Green tea is advised to be taken at least 3 to 4 cups daily and not to be taken as substitute for water.

Caffeine is the ingredient found in green tea that contributes to sleeping difficulty but its caffeine contents is less compared to that of coffee and black tea. Other components of green tea must also be controlled for it can contribute to liver problems.

For pregnant mothers and for  under medications it is important to ask your doctor before consuming the beverage for some components of green tea might have reactions with other compounds found in medications.

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