I like the better flavor of It compared to black teas. Green tea is the healthiest beverage on the planet. It is not only delicious but is healthy as well, awesome!.
There is a variety to choose from each with a different taste and aroma. It is loaded with antioxidants and nutrients that have powerful effects on the body.
These include improved brain function, fat loss, a lower risk of cancer and many other impressive benefits.
Green tea is a type of tea that is made from Camellia sinensis leaves that have not undergone the same withering and oxidation process used to make oolong teas and black teas. ~ Wikipedia
Types of Green Tea You Can Use And Should Try. I Have and All Are Great
- Loose Leaf
- Tea Bags
- Gun Powder
As I said, I have used all of the different varieties of green tea my favorite though by far his gun powder. Normally served in a teacup, hot. However, I have used it to make iced green tea and it was quite good. Decide which you like best.
To pick a particular brand or type of tea please research for yourselves. This way you’ll be sure that you drink the tea for your particular needs and taste. I have had many types and often seek out new types to try.
All the ones in the link below I like and have tried.
So Why Does Green Tea Matters For Health?
Many of the plant compounds in the tea leaves do transfer into the final drink, which contains a large number of important nutrients.
Modern medicine has confirmed green tea’s potential as a treatment against heart and kidney disease, osteoporosis, stroke, hypertension, cancer (specifically ovarian, prostate, brain, lung, colorectal and bladder cancers), and diabetes. And that is just the short list.
Chinese proverb ~ Drinking a cup of tea daily would starve the apothecary.
Tea is rich in polyphenols that have effects like reducing inflammation and helping to fight cancer.
Green tea is about 30 percent polyphenols by weight, including large amounts of catechin called EGCG. Catechins are natural antioxidants that help prevent cell damage and provide other benefits.
Compounds in Green tea do more than just keep you awake, it can also make you smarter.
The key active ingredient is caffeine, which is a known stimulant most all of us are very familiar with. It does not contain as high a level as coffee, but enough to produce a response without causing the “jittery” effects associated with too much caffeine in most cases.
Offers Anti-Aging Benefits. The anti-inflammatory properties and antioxidants in green tea can delay skin aging or its signs like expression lines and wrinkles. You can use a green tea and honey face mask for this purpose
What caffeine does in the brain is to block an inhibitory neurotransmitter called Adenosine. This way, it actually increases the firing of neurons and the concentration of neurotransmitters like dopamine and norepinephrine.
Caffeine has been intensively studied before and consistently leads to improvements in various aspects of brain function, including improved mood, vigilance, reaction time and memory.
Weight a concern for you? If you look at the ingredients list for any fat burning supplement, chances are that green tea will be on there.
This is because green tea has been shown to increase fat burning and boost the metabolic rate, in human controlled trials.
I looked at a large number of studies and related information and this is what I found.
In one study in 10 healthy men, green tea increased energy expenditure by 4%
Another study showed that fat oxidation was increased by 17%, indicating that green tea may selectively increase the burning of fat.
Green tea is an excellent source of powerful antioxidants, so it makes sense that it could reduce your risk of cancer, which it appears to do:
Breast cancer: A meta-analysis of observational studies found that women who drank the most green teas had a 20–30% lower risk of developing breast cancer, the most common cancer in women.
Prostate cancer: One study found that men drinking green tea had a 48% lower risk of developing prostate cancer, which is the most common cancer in men.
Colorectal cancer: An analysis of 29 studies showed that those drinking green tea were up to 42% less likely to develop colorectal cancer.
The bioactive compounds in green tea can have various protective effects on the brain. They may reduce the risk of both Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, the two most common neurodegenerative disorders.
The catechins in green tea may inhibit the growth of bacteria and some viruses. This can lower the risk of infections and lead to improvements in dental health, a lower risk of caries and reduce bad breath.
Some controlled trials show that green tea can cause mild reductions in blood sugar levels. It may also lower the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
Green tea has been shown to lower total and LDL cholesterol, as well as protect the LDL particles from oxidation. Observational studies show that green tea drinkers have a lower risk of cardiovascular disease.
Some studies show that green tea leads to increased weight loss. It may be particularly effective at reducing dangerous abdominal fat.
“Natural chemicals called polyphenols in tea are what are thought to provide its anti-inflammatory and anti-carcinogenic effects. Green tea is approximately 20 — 45 percent polyphenols by weight, of which 60 — 80 percent are catechins such as EGCG. Catechins are antioxidants that are said to help prevent cell damage. ~ Mar 28, 2017 Green tea: Benefits, side effects, and research ~ Medical News Today
In a study of 40,530 Japanese adults, those who drank the most green tea (5 or more cups per day) were significantly less likely to die during an 11 year period.
Death of all causes: 23% lower in women, 12% lower in men.
Death from heart disease: 31% lower in women, 22% lower in men.
Death from stroke: 42% lower in women, 35% lower in men.
Another study in 14,001 elderly Japanese individuals aged found that those who drank the most green tea were 76% less likely to die during the 6 year study period.
Anti-viral and Anti-bacterial. Tea catechins are strong antibacterial and antiviral agents which make them effective for treating everything from influenza to cancer. In some studies, green tea has been shown to inhibit the spread of many diseases.