Information on Green Tea
Green tea is among the most popular types of beverage almost
everywhere around the world, especially in certain countries such as India,
China, Japan and Thailand. It has been used for numerous centuries because it
provides the human body with various health benefits.
It is very efficient when
it comes to prevention and treatment of certain medical conditions such as high
levels of sugar in the blood, high body temperature, digestion problems,
wounds, heart diseases and abdominal flatulence. It is also known for its
potent stimulant and diuretic properties. Green tea can come in very handy when
it comes to decreasing the levels of bad cholesterol in the blood, increasing
the levels of good cholesterol in the blood, reducing the risk of cancer,
diabetes, inflammatory bowel diseases and liver diseases.
It can also be of great help for all those who want to lose excess weight. Green tea contains polyphenols which are known for their strong antioxidant properties. Some people are rather skeptical when it comes to the usage of green tea because it contains certain amounts of caffeine.
Green tea contains caffeine but it can also be purchased in
a decaffeinated form. It also contains certain types of caffeine metabolites
known by the names of theobromine and theophylline. It contains much less than
other types of tea, coffee and coke. But still, a cup of green tea may contain
up to 30 milligrams of caffeine.
A cup of regular tea commonly contains up to 60 milligrams of caffeine. Each cup of instant coffee may contain up to 100 milligrams of caffeine, while every cup of drip filtered coffee may even contain somewhere around 200 milligrams of caffeine. A glass of coke contains approximately 34 milligrams of caffeine.
Effects of Caffeine in Green Tea
Caffeine contained in the green tea can enhance the blood circulation and improve the metabolism. It enhances all muscle and brain function. It also has a soothing effect due to the presence of tannins.
How to Cut Down Caffeine in Green Tea
The maximum amount of coffee is usually found in high grade types of tea, which are also the sweetest and the most expensive at the same time. One should avoid green tea in the form of tea bags. By throwing the first infusion of the boiled tea, one may reduce the amount of caffeine by 80 percent. Caffeine intolerant people should avoid consuming green tea.