The Ways to Get Health Benefits of Green Tea

The Chinese has used green tea for more than 4,000 years and the Japanese loves it very much for the health purpose. Both always focus on their health. In fact, Green tea is one of the best health drinks in the world.

The benefits of drinking green tea include:

  1. It is a powerful anti-oxidant that performs two effects. First it restrains the growth of cancer cells and second, it kills cancer cells without harming any healthy tissue. It also lowers your cholesterol by inhibiting the abnormal formation of blood clots which causes someone to have either a heart attack or stroke.        
  2. It can be controlling your blood sugar, preventing certain cancers, fighting plaque, decrease your cholesterol and delaying down the aging process.
  3. It can fight tooth decay because it restrains the major bacteria called Streptococcus mutans from forming in between the teeth. At the same time, drinking this usually also helps prevent gum disease.

What makes green tea so special is the fact that it is rich in catechin polyphenols, particularly epigallocatechin gallate also known as EGCG.

Some people might ask if other types of tea don't have the same benefits as green tea. They do but what makes green tea special is how it is treated. The other products are not steamed so the EGCG compound which was explained earlier is not oxidized.

You might also ask when is the best time to drink green tea. Since it contains caffeine, you should only drink it in the morning and at different times during the day. You must never drink caffeine when you are hungry because it will just increase your appetite. You also don't drink it at night because it will make it hard for you to sleep well.

People who are sensitive to caffeine should not drink green tea. If you are pregnant, drink this in moderation. If you happen to have some left over green tea from the day before, throw it away and just make a new one because it is best to drink when it is fresh from the kettle.

Green tea just like coffee contains caffeine. This might lead you to the conclusion that this makes green tea just as bad as coffee but in fact, it isn't because the caffeine content in green tea is 50% less than coffee.

Since it will take some time to finish a box of green tea, correct storage is important. To do that, make sure this is kept in an sealed container once you open it and away from light. You can also put it in the refrigerator at a temperature between 38 to 45 degrees Fahrenheit.

Doubtless a health drink like green tea can do a lot for you. If you have never tried it before, it is never too late to start to boil a cut of water and putting in a tea bag. You can drink it separately or serve this with a few biscuits.

Now, what are you waiting for? Go down to the supermarket and buy a box of green tea and starting drinking it so you can experience its many healthy benefits. If the taste is bland after you pour it into your cup, add some flavoring by adding sugar, honey or even a lemon wedge.

By Eason Stewart


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