No matter what the season, tea can be a tasty beverage since it can be served iced or hot.
But its benefits go far beyond refreshment. There is plenty of research showing that drinking tea can actually improve your health.
Green tea, native to China and India, has been consumed and hailed for its health benefits for centuries globally, but has only recently gained popularity in the United States.
Tea is the most consumed beverage in the world behind water. However, 78 percent of the tea consumed worldwide is black and only about 20 percent is green.
All types of tea, except herbal tea, are brewed from the dried leaves of the Camellia sinensis bush. The level of oxidation of the leaves determines the type of tea.
Green tea is made from unoxidized leaves and is one of the less processed types of tea (with white tea the least) and therefore contains the most antioxidants and beneficial polyphenols.
Green tea is recommended by the nutritionists as a coffee alternative. It contains various antioxidants and provides amazing health benefits. It is also considered as the ‘KING’ of the teas due to its capacity to improve the general health.
Take a look at the following health benefits of the green tea:
- Boosts the defense system of the body
- Prevents bacterial and viral infections
- Enjoy Cardiovascular Health
- Reduce Stress, Anxiety & Depression
- Get Good Oral Hygiene
- Improve your Immune System
- Get Glowing Skin & Healthy Hair
- Promotes weight loss – Green tea, when combined with a physical activity and a healthy diet, can promote weight loss indeed. Experts advise to be consistent to achieve your results within 3 months.
- Fights constipation – It treat a variety of digestive problem, constipation included. It has a laxative effect that accelerates the intestinal transit and fights against constipation.
- Treats baldness – Green tea is rich in polyphenols including catechin that block the DHT, a factor related to hair loss as well. By so doing, it boosts the hair growth and make your hair re-grow. It contains an EGCG, a rare compound that boosts hair growth and prevents dry scalp, seborrhea, and dandruff.
- Assists in cancer prevention – According to experts, green tea has a nutritional profile which helps the prevention of prostate, lung, breast, stomach, and pancreatic cancer.
- Regulates your cholesterol levels – 1 cup of green tea on a daily basis will control the cholesterol levels and prevents numerous cardiovascular problems.
- Improves the liver function – 1 cup of green tea on a daily basis lowers the risk of fatty liver disease and improves the liver function. The liver is the most important body organ and therefore, it should be kept healthy continuously.