Benefits of Green Tea and its properties

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September 29, 2020

Green tea (Benefits of green tea)

Why consume green tea?

Green tea has been used as a medicine for millennia. Originally from China, but widely used throughout Asia, this beverage has numerous properties, such as reducing hypertension and preventing cancer. The reason green tea has more health benefits than black tea is (apparently) due to its processing. In the processing of black tea, fermentation occurs while in the processing of green tea there is no fermentation. As a result, green tea retains a large amount of antioxidants and polyphenols, the substances that give green tea its many benefits.

Here is a list of their incredible properties, which you may not yet know about. Some of these properties are still being researched, so we recommend that you do your own research if you wish to use green tea for medicinal purposes.

  1. Weight loss. Green tea speeds up metabolism. The polyphenols in green tea intensify fat oxidation and the rate at which the body converts food into calories.
  2. Diabetes. Green tea appears to regulate glucose levels, lowering blood sugar after meals. This may prevent sharp insulin spikes and fat accumulation.
  3. Heart disease. Scientists believe that green tea has an impact on blood vessel walls, helping them to be relaxed and better able to withstand changes in blood pressure. It may also be helpful in preventing the formation of blood clots, the leading cause of heart attacks.
  4. Esophageal cancer. It may reduce the risk of esophageal cancer, but it is believed to eliminate all types of cancer cells without damaging the healthy tissues surrounding them.
  5. Cholesterol. Green tea reduces the level of bad cholesterol in the blood and improves the ratio of good to bad cholesterol.
  6. Depression. Theanine is an amino acid found naturally in tea leaves. This substance is believed to provide a relaxing and calming effect and is beneficial for tea drinkers.
  7. Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. It is said to slow the deterioration caused by Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease. Studies in mice show that green tea protects neurons and accelerates the recovery of damaged neurons.
  8. Cavities. Studies indicate that "catechin," an antioxidant in green tea, can eliminate viruses and bacteria that cause throat infections, tooth decay and other tooth problems.
  9. Blood pressure. Regular consumption of green tea may reduce the risk of hypertension.
  10. Antiviral and antibacterial. Tea catechins are potent antiviral and antibacterial agents, making them effective in treating everything from flu to cancer. In some studies, green tea has been shown to slow the progression of numerous diseases.
  11. Skin care. Green tea may also improve wrinkles and signs of aging. This is due to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity. Animal and human studies have shown that green tea applied to the skin can improve sunburn.

Why consume green tea?

These are some of the benefits but if you drink only one cup of tea a day you will not get all these benefits. There is still controversy about the number of cups needed. Some say two cups a day is enough, while others say five, and some even claim you can drink up to ten cups a day. If you're thinking about it, you might consider the idea of taking some green tea supplement or extract instead (so you wouldn't have to go to the bathroom as much).

It should also be noted that green tea contains caffeine, so if you are sensitive to its effects one cup a day would be your limit. if you are pregnant or trying to get pregnant green tea is not the best choice. You could mix green tea with other healthy ingredients such as ginger.