Tea is the second most consumed beverage in the world. The level of oxidation of the leaves determines weather they are black tea,green tea or other type of teas. Green tea is made from unoxidized leaves and is one of the less processed types of tea. It is loaded with antioxidants and nutrients that have powerful effects on the body.
Green tea was used in traditional Chinese and Indian medicine. Lets check some of the health benefits of green tea
Benefit to heart
Green tea improve your heart health by decreasing the risk factors like total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol and triglycerides. Green tea drinkers have up to a 31% lower risk of cardiovascular disease.
Improve brain function
Green tea can enhance our brain’s cognitive functions, particularly the working memory. It contains more than just caffeine. It also has the amino acid L-theanine, which is able to cross the blood-brain barrier.
Green tea is an excellent source of powerful antioxidants reduce the cancer risk. High level of polyphenols in tea helps to kill cancerous cells and stop them from growing and reduce the cancer risk.
Inflammatory skin diseases
Researchers found promising new treatment for skin deceases like psoriasis and dandruff. Inflammation and over production of skin cells due to these deceases decreased considerably with the help of green tea.
Lower the risk of obesity
Green tea leads to decreases in body fat, especially in the abdominal area. It increases the metabolic activity in your body and thus burns some fat but the weight loss using green tea only is a slow process.