Green tea is made from dry leaves of the plant Camellia sinensis, the same plant from which black tea is made. The difference between green and black tea is in the way of processing. The use of green tea dates back more than 5,000 years ago and it comes from China.
Green tea is a rich source of polyphenols. These are powerful antioxidants that destroy free radicals in the body. Among the antioxidants, green tea contains vitamin C, some B, zinc, magnesium, potassium, manganese and fluoride vitamins. Consuming this tea gives great benefits to our body.
Benefits of Consuming Green Tea:
Green tea is known for lowering cholesterol and balancing the blood level pressure. Prevents the formation of fatty deposits in the body and accelerates metabolism. In this way, it helps in losing weight and maintaining the line.
Green tea protects against diseases. It has been shown that green tea contains useful polyphenols, which are very strong antioxidants that strengthen the immune system which help fighting cancer (they reduce the effect of enzymes that allow carcinogens to inhabit the body and with that Reduces the chances of cancer.
Green tea also protects against heart attacks and stroke. People who drink 2 to 3 cups of tea per day have a 21% lower risk of having a stroke.
Green tea reduces liver toxins including those of cigarettes and alcohol, lowers the cholesterol and also fats in the blood.
Frequent consumption of green tea can increase bone strength, stimulate bone marrow growth, slow down their decay, and prevent osteoporosis, for women, especially during the period Menopause is recommended to drink green tea in large quantities.
Green tea contains caffeine and the consumption in large quantities can cause insomnia. If you have not been drinking green tea so far, it’s best to start with a cup of tea per day.
It is best to consume up to 4-5 glasses a day, although the Chinese and many experts advise that it is useful to drink 10 glasses a day