Green tea is one of the less processed teas made from the unoxidized camellia sinensis leaves. These leaves are obtained from the plant camellia sinensis which is native to china and Asia. Green tea is an aromatic beverage prepared by pouring boiled water on camellia sinensis leaves and letting tea leaves steep for 2 to 3 minutes and can enjoy perfect aroma of tea. It is a healthier substitute to other beverages and become popular all over the world. Caffeine content in green tea is very low than other beverages. It cleanses and heals our body from inside, flush out toxins and also excess fat from our body. It is loaded with antioxidants and nutrients which in turn improves our immune system. Green tea is loaded with several remedial and therapeutic health benefits. It improves overall well being and health. Here is the list of health benefits of drinking green tea
Contains bioactive compounds- green tea is enriched with bioactive compounds which help to improve overall health. It also contains flavonoids, catechins and epigallocatechin gallate which act as powerful antioxidants. These protect us from cell and molecules damage.
Improve brain function- green tea contains theanine and low amount of caffeine which has psychoactive properties, helps to reduce stress and gives relaxation to the body and brain. Green tea also delays age related effects of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
Helps in weight loss and reduce cholesterol- green tea improves metabolic process, reduces body fat. Consuming green tea regularly helps in weight loss. It also reduces LDL cholesterol or bad cholesterol in body helps to be fit.
Beneficial for heart- green tea improves ability and flow of arteries and helps to control heart diseases. It reduces LDL and cholesterol which are main triggers of cardiovascular diseases.
Prevents cancer- green tea contains polyphenols which controls the growth of tumors in the body. High antioxidants present in green tea reduce risk of several cancers like breast cancer, prostate cancer, stomach cancer, throat cancer and ling cancers.
Reduce the risk of type 2 Diabetes- green tea raises insulin sensitivity and controls glucose levels by improving metabolism. People who consume green tea are at low risk of developing type 2 diabetes when compared to other people.
Avoids allergies- green tea improves immunity and self healing process of our body. It stops our body reacting to allergens and avoids several allergies. It also kills bacteria and reduces the risk of infections.
Good for liver- antioxidants present in green tea controls and helps to get rid of free radicals. It promotes healthy liver and reduces the risk of fatty liver.
Along with above health benefits green tea is also beneficial in many other ways. Green tea also helps to improve dental health, treats bad breath, healthy skin, stimulates hair growth, treats hypertension, relieves rheumatoid arthritis, controls asthma, relives stress, treats depression, treats osteoporosis, treats digestion, stomach ailments, also treats flu, headache, cough and other seasonal illnesses.