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Monday, 24 October 2016

Benefits of Drinking Green Tea Daily

An  idea of green tea a day is a good idea. Green tea has been a subject of study for decades but now has some known benefits, most of them you have heard. Green tea, originated from China(Almost 80% is produced in china) is being procured from Camellia sinensis leaves, which does not go under fermentation but slightly steamed. It has many organic substances which are beneficial for our body. Bioactive Compounds That Improve Health are found in green tea which can Can Improve Brain Function.

Production By Country:

A data Sheet of 2006 is given below:
  • China 782.4 metric tons (80.8%) 
  • Japan 91.8 metric tons (9.5%)
  • Vietnam 66.0 metric tons (6.8%) 
  • Indonesia 20.0 metric tons (2.1%)

Nutrients in green tea:

  1. Green tea contains polyphenols(Catechin, Epicatechin), tannin, theophylline, caffeine.
  2. Various vitamins like A, D, E, C, B, B5 and H.
  3. Minerals Like Manganese, Zinc, Chromium, Selenium, Calcium, Strontium, Copper, Nickel and traces of few other minerals.
  4. An antioxidant, Epigallocatechin-3-Gallate (EGCG) which is many times more powerful antioxidant than vitamin C and E.
  5. There are more than 450 organic compounds found in green tea without any fat content so no calorie at all.

Health Benefits of Green Tea:

Anti-carcinogenic: According to some researches and extensive studies, Epigallocatechin-3-Gallate EGCG has the highest level and broadest spectrum of cancer-fighting activity. Many scientists believe that polyphenols can prevent the growth of cancer cells, and kills cancer cells without any harm to the healthy tissues. 
Note: No conclusive studies till date, all studies are supporting but not proven.

Weight Loss:  Some theories suggest that flavonoids and caffeine in green tea can help stimulate metabolic rate thereby promoting a faster utilization of the fat storage of the body. One more thing is that green tea has no traces of fat in it and serves no calorie which is also a point that we consider during fat loss, No Calories.

Improve Blood Flow and Lowers Cholesterol: A study found that consuming green tea is effective in reducing LDL cholesterol or BAD cholesterol, maybe due to its alkalinity. Catechins, which is found in green tea, help us maintain the good blood pressure which keeps the blood flow stable. It prevents the thickening of the blood, thereby reducing chances of Arterial Sclerosis, Thrombosis, as well as Cardiac and Cerebral Strokes.

Boosts Immunity and Detoxify Body: Due to some powerful antioxidants those who drink green tea daily do not get bacterial and viral infections easily compared to those who don't drink and these antioxidants also help your body get rid of free radicals which are harmful in any sense and it naturalizes them and detoxifies our body as well.

Green Tea Improves Brain Function: L-theanine present in green tea in a combination with caffeine improves brain function, it is the ideal combination of two and produces significant effect to improve thinking power.

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