The Magic of Green Tea
Much has been said about the bounties of Green tea and we too believe that green tea is the elixir of good health.
So what exactly is green tea? It’s nothing other than the tea leaves from the plant Camillia sinensis. It’s the processing technique that makes green tea different and of course better from black tea. The fresh green leaves are steamed to prevent oxidation of the enzymes contained within the leaves. This way the natural ingredients are retained which spin their magic on your health.
Major Components of Green Tea
Also known as tannins, they are polypenols that contribute to decrease in blood cholesterol, provide immunity to body and act as an antioxidant. ECGG (epigallocatechingallate) the major polyphenol in green tea prevents heart attack and other cardiovascular diseases.
Enriched with vitamin B1 (thiamine), B2, vitamin C, Folic acid, Beta carotene and vitamin E, green tea takes holistic care of your health. All these vitamins perform a wide range of functions, a few of which include skin care, lowering blood pressure, increasing stamina, bad breath protection, enhancing heart health, improving function of neurons, etc.
The minerals contained in green tea are potassium, calcium, phosphorous, manganese, etc. All these minerals are biological regulators and they help preventing bone diseases like osteoporosis.
There are several other ingredients that function in different ways to enhance your health. Some of them are:
- Gama aminobutyric acid
- Tannic acid
What’s the magic behind the soothing aroma?
The scintillating aroma of green tea is due to presence of aromatic oils. It soothes your senses, relieves you from stress and calms your system both internally as well as externally.
Health Benefits of Green Tea
1.Cleanses your Body
The antioxidants present in green tea cleanse your system by eliminating harmful free radicals.
2.Aids in Fat Burning
Green tea promotes weight loss. How? It’s a calorie free substitute for black tea and coffee. Furthermore, it boosts your metabolism as a result of which you lose weight.
3.Improves Heart Health
The components of green tea are vital for bringing down the chances of heart attack and strokes and lowers blood pressure. So, if you are suffering from heart disorders then have green tea regularly.
4.Prevents Tooth Decay
Have green tea for stronger tooth and healthy gums. Being enriched with fluorine, drinking green tea is a natural way to fortify your teeth.
5.Prevents Liver Diseases
The antioxidants present in green tea protect your liver against a wide array of liver diseases.
6.Relaxes and Stimulates at the Same Time
The caffeine content of green tea is much less than black tea and coffee. The combined effect of tannin and caffeine relaxes you as well as stimulates you.
Take a quick look at the exciting advantages of Green Tea in our daily life
- It acts as an excellent deodorant. Prepare some ice with green tea and roll in your body parts that sweat a lot.
- Use it as an astringent and in acne mask.
- You can also add it for flavoring cold drinks, ice creams and other types of desserts
- Use extracts of green tea to get rid of wrinkles
You can freely replace you daily cuppa of calorie rich coffee and black tea with green tea. Have faith on the magnificent benefits of green tea and feel the difference once you develop the taste for it. Sip it hot or sip it cold to tone your body and soothe your senses in the best way.
Written by: Saptakee sengupta
Date last updated: January 03, 2015