While green tea has been the most consumable drink in China and Japan for a very long time, it is now flourishing all over the world. Green Tea is very well called “Miracle Herb” as it contains miraculous medicinal properties.
Green tea has an innate ability to refresh, rejuvenate us by its indigenous way, from fighting bad breadth to fighting signs of aging; green tea helps us to stay healthy and young. That is why Green tea is becoming more and more popular among people as a refreshing beverage.
Here are major benefits of green tea.
Lowers cholesterol and prevents cancer:
Research shows that drinking green tea lowers cholesterol levels and reduces the risk of cancer. The active compound of green tea-ECGC, acts as an antioxidant, kills cancer cell without destroying or harming the healthy cells.1
It reduces bad breadth, helps to prevent tooth decay and thus strengthens teeth.
Green tea is considered to act as an antibacterial agent that helps to control gum disease and also formation of plaque.
It contains a good amount of vitamin c, which controls the symptoms of common cold and flu; also it helps to build a stronger immune system.
Green tea acts as an anti-inflammatory and decreases inflammation and pain due to arthritis.
Controls Digestive disorders:
Green tea is known to promote proper digestion of food and thus helps to get rid of digestive problems such as gasand bloating. Drinking of green tea is found effective in controlling the symptoms of food poisoning and diarrhea.
Green tea is known stress reliving agent as it calms down after a tough day at work. A cup of green tea will refresh you and make you cheer ful, also keeps you away from depression. Many people are drinking green tea to maintain mental alertness and enhance concentration.
Prevents Weight Gain:
Green tea acts as an anti-fat and aids weight loss it. The active compound of green tea -EGCG, along with the caffeine in green tea, stimulates the central nervous system and causes fat to be released into the blood stream for the body to use as fuel. This process of fat being used for energy is called “thermogenesis”. It provides extra energy, sheds excess water, and also helps to burn body fat 2.
Regularly drinking green tea keeps signs of aging away, as green tea maintains the moisture of the skin, keeping it fresh and young while reducing wrinkles; it also keeps you alert no matter what your age is!!!
This miraculous herb contains caffeine, although the amount is far less than black tea or coffee. However overdose of caffeine can cause insomnia, dizziness, stomach disorders or sometimes irritability. It is advisable to limit the intake of caffeine during pregnancy. Also people who are allergic to caffeine or tannin in tea should avoid drinking tea. Sometimes caffeine ingestion may cause hives or rashes on skin.
How is green tea manufactured!
The leaves of botanical plant Camellia Sinesis are used to produce tea. All over the world Black tea is most consumable type of tea, which contain a large amount of caffeine than the other types, as the leaves go through a lot more oxidation. In black tea the leaves are crushed and baked for a much longer period of time than in green tea. Black tea surely beneficial and has said to have good medicinal benefits, but more and more people are now moving towards green tea.
During the process of manufacturing green tea, the leaves go through least oxidation. The leaves are steamed and unfermented this keeps the essential ingredients of green tea intact and helps combat against a lot of illness. As it contains a very low amount of caffeine in comparison to black tea it provides a lot of health benefits. That is why more and more people are now switching to green tea.
The unfermented and fresh tealeaves contain flavonoid, this contains a huge amount of catchin polyphenols; the main catachin is Epigallocatechin Gallate (EGCG), which is an antioxidant. This antioxidant reduces the harmful effects and protects our cells from cell damage.
Green Tea truly - Miracle Herb. Let’s have a cup of tea, no not Tea its “Green Tea”.