Tuesday, May 22, 2012

The phenomenal effects of green tea!!!!

Today, tea is the most widely consumed beverage in the world, second only to water. It has been cultivated for centuries, beginning in India and China.
There are three varieties of tea –green,black and oolong
Despite the fact that green, black and oolong teas come from the leaves of Camellia sinensis plant, green tea leads in regard of health benefits!
... Why don’t other Chinese teas have similar health-giving properties?
What sets green tea apart is the way it is processed.
Green tea leaves are steamed, which prevents the oxidation of catechin polyphenols, particularly epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG). By contrast, black and oolong tea leaves are made from fermented leaves, which results in the EGCG being converted into other compounds that are not nearly as effective in preventing and fighting various diseases.
A brief outline of health benefits of green tea are listed below-
- Anti-ageing properties: Due to a high level of anti-oxidants.
- Atherosclerosis: By lowering the LDL cholesterol levels
- Lowers the risk of heart attack: By inhibiting the abnormal formation of blood clots.
- Helps fight cancer: EGCG is a powerful anti-oxidant ,besides inhibiting the growth of cancer cells, it kills cancer cells without harming healthy tissue
- Useful in Inflammatory Bowel Disease
- Diabetes
- Liver disease
- Proven efficacy in weight loss
- Prevents tooth decay
So GO GREEN !!!!

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