Green tea has numerous health benefits. Chinese know that and they have been using green tea for the last 4,000 years to treat many different health conditions.
One research that was conducted in the 90s proved that green tea lowers the risk of esophageal cancer. Green tea has a compound that stops cancer cells from growing.
When drinking green tea you raise good cholesterol and lower the bad ones. Therefore green tea supports the cardiovascular system and prevents any diseases connected with it.
Green tea has beneficial effect on rheumatoid arthritis.
Green tea is great antioxidant and will boost your immune system.
Green tea is an excellent source of catechin polyphenols, in the first place epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG). EGCG is the one that kills cancer cells, lowers LDL cholesterol and reduces blood clotting (by doing this it prevents thrombosis). EGCG is two times stronger than resveratrol that is found in red wine. Reservatrol prevents heart diseases.
Green, oolong, and black teas are all made from Camellia sinensis plant. The difference between them is processing. Chinese steam green tea leaves and by doing so they preserve EGCG compound.
Green tea can help you lose weight.
Since green tea has anti-bacterial properties it can prevent food poisoning and tooth decay.
Green tea is good for skin, therefore you can find many crèmes and lotions that contain it.
The only side effect of green tea is insomnia since it is rich in caffeine.
A research was conducted in Japan. It showed that ten cups of green tea can prevent cancer.
Another research showed that four or more cups of green tea daily prevents and treats rheumatoid arthritis.
If a woman drinks a minimum of five cups of green tea every day she will prevent breast cancer.
University of California stated that you can supply your body with adequate level of polyphenols by drinking two cups of green tea every day.
A company that sells green tea capsules claims that it is more comfortable to take pills of green tea since you need ten cups to stay healthy.
It is essential not to overbrew green tea when preparing it. One teabag is enough for one cup. Boil water in a kettle and leave it to chill a little bit. After 3 minutes you can pour the water on green tea and leave the teabag for another 3 minutes. Remove the teabag and leave the tea for another 3 minutes. Now enjoy the delicate flavor of green tea. Another option to teabags is one to two teaspoons of green tea.