Green tea is a queen of detoxification.
As people take steps towards a healthy lifestyle, they are switching to green tea.
3,000,000 tons of tea are consumed every year worldwide, however, 600,000 tons of green tea are consumed every year.
What is Green Tea?
Green tea is made from Camellia sinensis leaves and buds and doesn’t undergo the same process of oxidation as black tea. Green tea has a large number of flavonoids, which are antioxidants from plants.
Green tea originated in China and then manufactured in Asia and now consumption of green tea is increasing all over the world.
Health Benefits of green tea –
- Anti Inflammatory – As green tea is loaded with antioxidants. Flavonoids in green tea may help to reduce inflammation.
- Reduces cholesterol – Green tea increases metabolism rate, which helps in blood circulation and fat burning, results in reducing cholesterol.
Due to increased circulation, the blood supply to the heart increases and may help to reduce the death rate due to cardiac disease.
However, there is no effect of green tea on triglyceride and HDL (good cholesterol).
- Weight Loss – Due to decreased fat level, inches may reduce and lead to weight loss.
- Type II Diabetes – Green tea reduces insulin sensitivity and may help to lower diabetes.
- Brain – The catechins in green tea protect neurons. And may lower the risk of degenerative disease.
- Oral – oral hygiene is most important, as some diseases may be born through oral unhygienic conditions.
The catechins in green tea fight against oral bacteria.
Most people find it difficult to switch from black tea to green tea due to the mildly bitter taste of it. But trust me, once you start drinking it, you will fall in love with it.
You can drink up to 2- 3 cups of green tea daily.
Green tea comes in normal, flavored, herbal, and kahwa.
Kahwa is more popular in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and the Kashmir region of India.
In Kashmir, kahwa is flavored with saffron, cinnamon, honey, cardamom and prepared in brass vessels, and served as a post-meal drink.
Do switch on green tea, and take one step towards healthy living.