According to “Tea and health: studies in humans“, green tea is a type of tea that is made from Camellia sinensis leaves and buds that have not undergone the same withering and oxidation process used to make oolong teas and black teas.
Some say, that green tea is the healthiest beverage on the planet. It is comprise with antioxidants and nutrients that have powerful effects on the body. These include improved brain function, fat loss, a lower risk of cancer and many other impressive benefits.
Health Benefits of Green Tea
There are health benefits of green tea that are supported by studies, they are:
- Green Tea Comprise Bio Active Compounds That Improve Health
- Contents in Green Tea Can Improve Brain Function
- Lower Your Risk of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s
- Antioxidants in Green Tea May Lower Your Risk of Some Types of Cancer
- Green Tea Increases Fat Burning
- Lower Your Risk of Diabetes (Type 2)
- Reduce Your Risk of Cardiovascular Disease
- Antioxidants in Green Tea Can Kill Bacteria, Which Improves Dental Health and Lowers Your Risk of Infection
Fun Facts on Green Tea
Here are some key points about green tea that you should know:
- Green tea has been used in traditional Indian and Chinese medicine
- There are many different types of green tea available
- Green tea may help prevent a range of ailments including cancer
A 2006 study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association concluded that green tea consumption is associated with reduced mortality due to all causes, including cardiovascular disease.
The study followed over 40,000 Japanese participants between the ages of 40 and 79 for 11 years, starting in 1994. The participants who drank at least 5 cups of green tea per day had a significantly lower risk of dying (especially from cardiovascular disease) than those who drank less than one cup of tea per day.
An analysis of published studies in 2011 found that consuming green tea, either as a beverage or in capsule form, was linked to significant but modest reductions in total and LDL or “bad” cholesterol.
Green tea may promote a small, non-significant weight loss in overweight and obese adults; however, since weight loss in the studies was so minimal, it is unlikely that green tea is clinically important for weight loss.
Several varieties of green tea exist, which differ substantially based on the variety of C. sinensis used, growing conditions, horticultural methods, production processing, and time of harvest.
Green, black, and oolong teas all come from the same plant, Camellia sinensis, but are prepared using different methods. To produce green tea, fresh leaves from the plant are lightly steamed.
Tea has been used for medicinal purposes in China and Japan for thousands of years.
Current uses of green tea as a beverage or dietary supplement include improving mental alertness, relieving digestive symptoms and headaches, and promoting weight loss. Green tea and its extracts, such as one of its components, EGCG, have been studied for their possible protective effects against heart disease and cancer.
Green tea is consumed as a beverage. It is also sold in liquid extracts, capsules, and tablets and is sometimes used in topical products (intended to be applied to the skin).
Green Tea Nutritional Contents
Unsweetened herbs green tea is a zero calorie beverage. The caffeine contained in a cup of green tea can vary according to the length of infusing time and the amount of tea infused.
Regular green tea is 99.9% water, provides 1 Calorie per 100 mL serving, is devoid of significant nutrient content (table) and contains phytochemicals, such as polyphenols and caffeine.
In general, green tea contains a relatively small amount of caffeine (approximately 20-45 milligrams per 8 ounce cup), compared with black tea, which contains about 50 milligrams and coffee with 95 milligrams per cup.
Green tea is considered one of the world’s healthiest drinks and contains one of the highest amounts of antioxidants of any tea. Natural chemicals called polyphenols in tea are what are thought to provide its anti-inflammatory and anti-carcinogenic effects.
Green tea is approximately 20-45 percent polyphenols by weight, of which 60-80 percent are catechins such as EGCG. Catechins are antioxidants that are said to help prevent cell damage.
Uses for Green Tea!
Out there, there are companies that make real good of Green Tea as their main ingredient for their products.
- St. Ives Blackhead Clearing Green Tea Scrub
St. Ives Fresh Skin Face Scrub Apricot is America’s favorite scrub brand*, this multi-award winner contains natural walnut shell powder to deeply exfoliate for clean, glowing skin**. St. Ives Apricots and Walnuts come from sun-drenched California and North Africa so our natural exfoliants like walnut shell powder and apricot fruit extract, help leave skin feeling super soft and smooth**.
This is a 3‐4 time a week kind of a scrub, for refreshed, glowing skin, they said.
- Green Tea frap with 10 pumps of Raspberry
It was first Viral on YouTube, where of course they called it healthy. Some try to get ahead of it by explaining that it’s literally ten times the amount of sugar they’d get in a standard green tea Frappuccino. It’s more like a sugar bomb, and it is not that healthy.