There are probably still some people who are not sure what green tea is. So here’s the explanation. Green tea comes from the same plant as black tea. The difference is that green tea leaves have not withered or become oxidized. It originally came from China, but it is now consumed all over Asia, and, indeed, the rest of the world. It gets its name because when brewed this tea produces a green drink. You can drink it hot-cold, depending on the weather. In winter, there’s nothing like a cup or mug of hot this tea flavoured with lemon (or at least a slice of lemon). You can add sugar, but honey is a much better, healthier sweetener. There isn’t just one variety of green tea, but several. It is grown at high altitudes in the mountainous regions of East Asia, and these are higher than the ones where black tea grows. Japan’s Sencha tea is highly prized, and it can certainly be of top quality. However, there are different grades of this tea, and these are reflected in its price.
Improve Immune System
Many of the plant compounds in the tea leaves do make it into the final drink, which contains large amounts of essential nutrients. Green tea also has small amounts of minerals that are important for health.
Improve Brain Function
Green tea does more than just keep you awake; it can also make you smarter. However, green tea contains more than just caffeine. It also has the amino acid L-theanine, which is able to cross the blood-brain barrier.
Reduce Your Risk of Cardiovascular Disease
A study published in 2013 found that this type of tea improves the blood flow and lowers levels of cholesterol. It can also help to prevent several health issues, including high blood pressure and heart problems.
Increases Fat Burning
The study showed that fat oxidation was increased by 17%, indicating that green tea may selectively increase the burning of fat.
Lower Your Risk of Type 2 Diabetes
Type 2 diabetes is a disease that has reached epidemic proportions in the past few decades and now afflicts about 400 million people worldwide. One study in Japanese individuals found that those who drank the greenest tea had a 42% lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
Cure of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s
This almost-miracle drink may also prevent Alzheimer’s disease. It also helps to stabilize blood sugar levels in people who have diabetes.
Decrease in Aging
Antioxidants help to keep our skin youthful-looking and help retain the skin’s elasticity. They can stave off wrinkles and crows feet around the eyes.
Improves Dental Health
The catechins in green tea also have other biological effects. Streptococcus mutans is the primary harmful bacteria in the mouth. It causes plaque formation and is a leading contributor to cavities and tooth decay.
Lower Your Risk of Some Types of Cancer
Allegedly, this type of tea is the healthiest drink on Earth. It is bursting with antioxidants which can combat the cancer-causing free radicals in our bodies.