Undoubtedly it is the most ancient beverages human civilization have ever had, and how ancient it is, it is dated 2737 BC during the reign of Emperor Shennong. And coming back to modern time, green tea or even normal brown tea in general hasn’t lost its popularity and importance and evidently, its place of morning kick-starter. And particularly green tea, which has always being raved to cause many healthy benefits and the only side effects that being caffeine it some stops you to not fall in love with, we mean getting addicted to it.
Green tea is nothing but the tea made from unfermented leaves, which are pale in color and slightly bitter in flavor. Though because of its bitterish sour taste, it would take some servings to get used to it. And those who have passed through that stage have admitted that, just like how fresh one feels when one drinks espresso, it has similar effect, but yet not as impactful as coffee would. And in case if you are still in dilemma whether to switch from normal brown tea or coffee to green tea, then here are some quick facts that can help you make that decision easily:
Proactive content: Apparently loaded with polyphenols like flavonoids and catechins, which function as powerful antioxidants that reduce the formation of free radicals in the body, protecting cells and molecules from damage. Other than that it also contains Epigallocatechin Gallate (EGCG), that speeds up recovery of various diseases and which is the reasons why green tea is used for medicinal purpose.
For smarter Brain: the main reason why people prefer coffee over green tea because it has more caffeine, which is stimulant and kicks up brain fluidity. But what most people don’t know is green tea also contains such element, in most controlled quantity, just enough to keep one alert. And it has added edge over coffee which is the amino acid called L-theanine, which is capable of crossing the blood-brain barrier with anti-anxiety effects.
Better oral conditions: Apparently the catechins in green tea may eliminate the growth of bacteria and some viruses that reduces in our mouth and poses a threat to cause. This would eventually drop down the risk of infections and lead to improvements in dental health, and also a risk of caries and reduced bad breath. Making ideal for date nights!
On type-II diabetes: it is disease that involves having elevated blood sugar levels in the context of insulin resistance or an inability to produce insulin. And as that case study suggests, green tea can actually help you boost insulin sensitivity and regulated blood sugar level. And you can ask any diabetic person how it is crucial to maintain such factors. Though you still obliged to follow medication course, but green tea acts as supplementary factor.
On Weight loss: Now the most popular reason why it is so preferred and blindly followed reason. Fortunately, green tea effectively boosts the metabolic rate in the short term; it makes sense that it could help you lose weight. And the best part, it actively work around abdominal area, which by the way in one of the last in the order to burn up fat when you work-out on daily basis.
Better for Cardiac conditions: Green tea has been shown to lower total and LDL cholesterol, as well as protect the LDL particles from oxidation. Observational studies show that green tea drinkers have a lower risk of cardiovascular disease like heart disease and stroke, which is by the way most common cause of death on world map.
Radiant Skin: the key to having a flawless radiant glowing skin is to have less toxins in body and improve better toxin drain managements, which is usually flushed out via urine or stool. It is antioxidant’s duty to handle such functions and as per many dermatological studies have backed up fact, green tea consumption can really be effective to the course, as it boosts metabolism, digestive system which eventually means smooth waste management.
And we hope these healthy pros are enough to make your mind. And in case for you it’s the taste which is proved to be a deal breaker, you can try honey, mint leaves, cardamom or even clove. And just when you think you are getting used to it, you can reduce sugar you are adding, by half spoon for every week. Just take your time to getting used to this healthy habit.