Green tea these days has became very popular among youth and they can be seen sipping it randomly at any hour of the day.
Green tea first originated in China and India, used basically as medicinal component.
All the teas are made from dried leave of Camellia sinensis bush. These leaves are then oxidized and fermented at different levels to produce varied variety of tea. But, green tea is made from unoxidized leaves, so it is non processed and thus most healthy among all.
It is full of antioxidants and polyphenol which are in lesser amount in other teas like black tea, oolong tea, white tea etc. due to the further oxidation of tea leaves. There are believed to be many health benefits of green tea but these are not proven.
How to make green tea:
- Take a cup of water and boil it to the medium.
- switch off the flame.
- Now add a teaspoon of green tea to it.
- Drink it within 5 minutes of preparation.
Here is the list of top benefits of green tea:
1. Weight loss
The antioxidants and catechin called EGCG() are the main elements present in green tea that aid in the fat burning process of body by improving metabolism.
When metabolic process of body is in good condition then it stops the fat accumulation and leads to the proper nutrition absorption capacity of body.
2. Builds immunity
The polyphenols called catechins present in green tea kills bacteria and viruses thriving into the body cells. Thus, researchers strongly recommend green tea to be very effective in boosting immunity.
3. Prevent cancer
Cancer occurs due to the recurrent oxidation of cells. As we have already said that green tea contains polyphenol antioxidants that react with oxidizing cells and stops the ongoing oxidation process. Thus, multiplying of cancerous cells stop and patient recover from the deadly disease.
It is mainly effective in breast cancer, prostate cancer and colon cancer.
Arthritis has spread widely now a days affecting almost everyone above the age of 40. It is caused due to the inflammation of joints and leads to chronic pain. Among other medications green tea also helps in reducing the inflammation. The antioxidants present in it are found to be very efficient in treating the pain.
5. Cardiovascular disease
Green tea reduces fat deposition in the body which in turn reduces the heart disease causing cholesterol levels in the body.
It is well proved through researches globally that regular green tea drinkers are at lower risk of stroke and other heart related diseases.
Green tea helps in reducing the insulin sensitivity in the blood and controls the diabetes-2. The polyphenols are the force behind all the benefits of green tea. These regulate the blood sugar levels.
7. Lowers blood pressure
The regular consumption of green tea for longer period of time is said to decrease the blood pressure. The antioxidants also reduce cholesterol levels.
8. For acne and black heads
Acne and black heads pop up on face randomly and look very bad. Dirt accumulation on the face or the use of oily products are the culprits behind. Green tea reduces the inflammation and clears the face.
- Make a paste of green tea leaves. Apply it on the face and leave for few minutes. Rinse it off with lukewarm water.
- Brew green tea in a boiling water. Strain the water. Wash the face with this water.