Chinese have always known that there was something special about herbal drink since ancient times and has been used as a medicine in China for over 4,000 years. But what exactly is so special about Green tea?
It’s health benefits extend beyond that of a normal heated beverage ranging from acting as a cure for headaches, to a cancer preventing agent.
The most prominent benefit that green tea offers is its effects. Antioxidants reduce the effects of free radicals (molecules that can age and destroy premature cells). Free radicals have the ability to cause illness and disease, so it is important to fight them with antioxidants. Vitamins C and E are also act as defences against free radicals.
In November, 1999, the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition published the findings of a study by the University of Geneva in Switzerland which proved that green tea can also help those who are dieting. It was discovered that men who were given a combination of caffeine and green tea burned more calories than those who were given only caffeine.
Green tea has lower caffeine levels than tea like black tea, and is a great comforter during times of stress. Settle down with a hot cup of Green tea and become relaxed and stress-free.
Green Tea has even become recognized as an agent that prevents tooth decay. Green tea has the ability to kill the bacteria that causes dental plaque.