All about green tea and its benefits.

Green tea is made using the Camellia sinensis plant. Black and oolong tea also comes from processing this plant.
Green tea Is one of the low oxidized tea and is prepared by pan-frying or by steaming and drying them. As the tea leaves are not fermented important molecules such as polyphenols are retained and they seem to have many benefits. Its leaves also contain caffeine. 

The different benefits of consuming green tea are as follows.

  • Studies show that catechins, as well as caffeine, increase metabolism, which may lead to weight loss.
  • Green tea possesses anti-inflammatory properties. Studies have suggested its major component epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), shows demonstrable anti-inflammatory effects.
  • Consumption also shows reduces mortality rate due to cardiovascular diseases as well as ischemic-related heart diseases.
  • In green tea we also find polyphenols that decrease inflammation, and reduce heart diseases in people with excess weight or suffering from obesity. They also improve epithelial function.
  • Studies also suggest that consumption of green tea also checks your cholesterol.
  • Drinking green tea shows that heart risk reduces, and inclusion of green tea in daily diet shows a small but positive lowering risk of stroke.
  • Polyphenol studies show that there is a significant lowering of type 2 diabetes when green tea is consumed daily.
  • It also suggests that green tea consumption enhances working memory and other cognitive improvements.
  • Consumption also shows improvement in Alzheimer’s disease. 

How should I take green tea?

  • When taking any herbal supplements, one should ask a doctor trained in the use of herbal supplements.
  • While choosing to consume green tea, use it according to how it is prescribed on the package. Do not use more than how it is told. 
  • Do not use green tea in another form unless directed by an expert. That may lead to overdose.
  • Stop taking green tea if you are doing a cardiac stress test.
  • Storage should be done at room temperature where moisture is less.

Green tea side effects

  • When using green tea if you see an allergic reaction, inflammation, shortage of breathing, swelling of the face, lips or tongue, or throat call the emergency medical.
  • Not much of side effects have been reported, green tea is safe to use for most people when taken moderately as tea or putting it on the skin. 
  • Constipation and stomach upset can happen in the rare case
  • It may cause liver problems in rare cases.

 

When one wants to have significant weight loss anything between 2 and 3 cups of green tea would be sufficient to get the desired weight loss result. The exact amount differs depending on how much a person intakes caffeine which contributes to their metabolism. 

Green tea is rich in a range of useful components, nutrients, and antioxidants which gives a number of the above-discussed benefits. It is not harmful and has been used for centuries now.

Nowadays, they are also packaged in transparent green tea bags and sold online. You can get a variety of them. You can buy them according to your choices. You just need to dip them in hot water, keep the tea bag in water for a couple of minutes, and then it becomes ready to drink.

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