Green tea is one of the healthiest beverages on the planet. Although it has the good healthy side to it the taste is something different. Green tea is surely not known to be the best tasting beverage in the world and its drinkers mainly drink it because of the healthy benefits. It is loaded with antioxidants and nutrients that have powerful effects on the body.
Green tea has its origins in China but widely used throughout the world has been used as a medicine for thousands of years. Some of the powerful effects it has on the body include improved brain function, fat loss, lowering blood pressure and reducing the risk of cancer. The processing of the tea is done avoiding the fermentation process. As a result, green tea retains maximum amount of antioxidants and poly-phenols the substances that give green tea its many benefits.
- Depression – Theanine is an amino acid naturally found in tea leaves. It is this substance that is thought to provide a relaxing and sedative effect and be a great benefit to tea drinkers.
- Heart Disease – Scientists think green tea works on the lining of blood vessels, helping keep them stay relaxed and better able to withstand changes in blood pressure. It may also protect against the formation of clots, which are the primary cause of heart attacks.
- Skincare – Green tea can also help with wrinkles and the signs of aging.
- Blood Pressure – Regular consumption of Green tea is believed to reduce the risk of high blood pressure.
- Diabetes – Helps regulate glucose levels slowing the rise of blood sugar after eating. This can prevent high insulin spikes and resulting fat storage.
- Weight Loss – Increases metabolism. The polyphenol found in the tea works to strengthen levels of fat oxidation and the rate at which your body turns food into calories.
- Cholesterol – Reduces bad cholesterol in the blood and improves the ratio of good cholesterol to bad cholesterol.
- Tooth Decay – Studies suggests that the chemical antioxidant “catechin” in tea can destroy bacteria and viruses that cause throat infections, dental caries and other dental conditions.