Benefits of Green Tea

Benefits of green Tea

Tea? are you joking? Do you drink tea in this hot summer time? These are the responses we get from youth when a tea-lover want to quench some thirst.


Of course Tea is not the basic beverage one can have to hydrate the body in this heat. Others prefer some ice cold drink (Coca-cola, Sprite to name a few), while others prefer some forbidden drinks (Heineken, Ngudu, or Sqo).


Preferences differ but in this post we concentrate on the benefits why we must have green tea once in a while, especially when you want to become healthy, active. The methods and the improvised ways to consume it  ice cold.


What is it?



Green tea is a type of tea that is made from Camellia  sinensis leaves and buds that have not undergone the same withering and oxidation process used to make oolong teas and black teas.



Fact Check !



One of the beverages that is high in caffeine

You might lose weight.

Helps you build a better body

Improved brain function

Protecting against cancer

Reduces bad breath 




#4 : May Help prevent Diabetes


 

In 2012, an estimated 1.5 million deaths were directly caused by diabetes and another 2.2 million deaths were attributable to high blood glucose (3) Luckily, green tea may improve insulin sensitivity and reduce blood sugar levels (4).

Green tea is more than just a hydrating drink.

Reasons

   #1 : Contains Healthy bioactive compounds

 

The green tea plant contains a range of healthy compounds that make it into the final drink. It is rich in polyphenols, which are natural compounds that have health benefits, such as reducing inflammation and helping to fight cancer. Choosing the right kind of brand is a must. Cheap brands might contain flouride (1)

 


     #2 : May improve brain Function

 

Lot of people did not know that Green tea is also a stimulant, in a form of caffeine. Good thing is it doesn’t contain as much as coffee, but enough to produce a response without causing the jittery effects associated with taking in too much caffeine.


#3 : Weight loss

 

Unfortunately it does not dissolve kilograms of fats in your body. EGCG, however believe it might have percentage in losing few kilograms (2), other studies show no effect. According to this website, green tea can increase fat burning and boost metabolic rate.

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#5 : Protect the brain from aging

 

Have you ever felt like you are rusting?

Alzheimer’s  and Parkinson's are some of the diseases that creeps in when you age. Thanks to green tea's properties, it can have various protective effects on neurons in test tubes and animal models, possibly lowering the risk of dementia(5)


Ice Green tea



It can be enjoyed hot, but it can be just as good if it is served iced. It will be also more refreshing, especially on a hot day. If you aren't fond of plain green tea, you can always add extra goodies, such as honey, lemon juice, or ginger slices. You can even mix it with lemonade for a hot summer treat! 

 

  Serves 4

- Ingredients

       4 cups (950 milliliters)    water

       4 to 6 green tea bags

       Ice

       Honey (to taste, optional)

- Method

 * Fill a mug with ½ cup (120 milliliters) of boiling water. By this concentrated, more water will be added soon.

 * Add 1 green tea bag.

 * Cover the cup or pitcher, and put it into the refrigerator for 4 to 6 hours, Voila!!!



Cup of hot drink on the table


Disclaimer: Green tea benefits was chosen to be main the main topic by the author as it has he benefited from it a lot. Makes one feel lighter, better and reduces risks of chronic diseases.  

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