Green Tea: Refreshing and healthy
Green tea is made from the leaves of Camellia Sinensis that undergoes minimal oxidation during processing which makes its use extremely beneficial for the body. As a matter of fact, it has been used as a medicine for thousands of years throughout the Asia. This beverage has numerous medicinal functions, ranging from controlling bleeding and helping heal wounds to blood sugar, improving digestion and regulating body temperature .
Here are some amazing benefits of Green tea about which you might not be aware of till now:
1.Antiviral and antibacterial: In some studies green tea has been shown to inhibit the spread of many diseases. The reason is that tea catechins are strong antibacterial and antiviral agents which make them effective for treating everything from influenza to cancer.
2.Heart Disease: Green tea protects us against the clot formations, the primary cause of heart attacks. Moreover, green tea works on the blood vessels’ linings, helping keep them stay relaxed and better able to withstand changes in blood pressure.
3.Depression: Theanine in an amino acid provides a tranquilizing and relaxing effect and interestingly this substance is found in tea leaves, making it to be of great benefit for the tea drinkers.
4.Diabetes: Apparently, Green tea helps regulate glucose levels slowing the rise of blood sugar after eating. Consequently, it prevents fat storage and high insulin spikes.
5.Blood Pressure: Interestingly, daily consumption of green tea is acclaimed to reduce the risk of high blood pressure.
6.Tooth Decay: Studies show that the chemical antioxidant ‘catechin’ in tea can kill bacteria and viruses that cause dental caries, other dental conditions and also throat infection.
7.Cholesterol: Green tea decreases bad cholesterol in the blood and meliorates the ratio of good cholesterol to bad cholesterol.