Tea is the second most consumed beverage in the world after water. However, 78 percent of the tea consumed worldwide is black and only about 20 percent is green.All types of tea, except herbal tea, are brewed from the dried leaves of the Camellia sinensis bush. The type of tea is determined by the level of oxidation of the tea leaves.
Green tea is made from unoxidized leaves and is one of the least processed type of tea and therefore contains the most antioxidants and beneficial polyphenols.
Earlier people used to consume only black tea. But as the time passed we came to know of green tea and its benefits. And in no time, it became the favorite beverage of this generation.
Health benefits of green tea
Listed below are the health benefits of green tea. Green tea was used in traditional Chinese and Indian medicine to control bleeding and heal wounds, aid digestion, improve heart and mental health, and regulate body temperature. After through researches it is confirmed to have many benefits, some of them are as follows
- It cures many forms of cancer
The polyphenols in tea have been shown to decrease tumor growth in laboratory and animal studies and may protect against damage caused by ultraviolet UVB radiation. It is known to cure the following types of cancer
- colorectal (bowel)
- esophageal (throat)
- It is beneficial for the heart
Green tea contains catechins, polyphenolic compounds that are thought to exert numerous protective effects, particularly on the cardiovascular system.
- It lowers cholesterol and risk of stroke
It is linked to significant reductions in total and LDL or “bad” cholesterol which reduces the risk of stroke
- It is beneficial for diabetes cure
It is known to keeping the sugar level in check in diabetic patients and also to cure it.
- It helps in weight loss
Green tea promotes weight loss in overweight and obese adults
- It cures and heals inflammatory skin diseases
It cures many common day to day problems such as dandruff and provides glowing skin.
Now when there is benefits there are some side effects.
Side effects of green tea
There are little to no known side effects of drinking green tea for adults. However, the following risks or complications should be made clear:
In particular, pregnant or breastfeeding women, those with heart problems or high blood pressure, kidney or liver problems, stomach ulcers, or anxiety disorders should not take green tea supplements or extracts.
Green tea is very beneficial and you should have it everyday to lead and disease free and healthy life.