You’ve probably heard a lot about the health benefits of green tea. Green tea is a type of tea that is made from Camellia Sinensis leaves that have not undergone the same withering and oxidation process used to make black tea and oolong tea.
Green tea originated in China, but its production has spread to many countries in Asia. It is considered by many to be the ultimate “anti-ageing beverage.”
But for me, green tea is more than that. I started drinking green tea when I was pregnant with my first child and was battling with a severe case of hyperemesis gravidarum – you can learn more about the condition here and here.
Having tried several home remedies and medical remedies to help alleviate my suffering, I decided to try green tea. To my greatest relief, I did not throw up as usual.
Green tea became the only edible thing I could keep down after weeks of vomiting. It helped to alleviate the severe symptoms. It was also the only drink I took until my 5th month.
So let us look at the health benefits of green tea, a very important beverage which I consider to be the best in the world.
Green Tea is Rich in Antioxidants
Green Tea is rich in antioxidants such as polyphenols, flavonoids, Epigallocatechin Gallate (EGCG) and catechins which are vital for total well-being.
It Boosts the Immune System
Reduces bad cholesterol levels in blood and improve the good ones.
Green Tea lowers risk of heart ailments, stroke and reduces the risk of blood pressure.
Green Tea leads to increased weight loss
It also reduces the risk of becoming obese. This is made possible due to its ability to increase metabolism.
It Lowers risk of Type II diabetes.
Type II diabetes involves having elevated blood sugar levels in the context of insulin sensitivity and reduce blood sugar levels. Studies have also shown that green tea can improve insulin sensitivity and reduce sugar levels.
Prevents blood clotting
Prevents tooth decay and reduces bad breath
Catechin is one of the antioxidants in green tea that helps to prevent tooth decay and reduces bad breath (halitosis), by inhibiting the growth of bacteria that cause tooth decay.
Sharpens Mental Alertness
Green Tea contains a small quantity of caffeine (not as much as the quantity in normal tea or coffee) which sharpens mental alertness leading to improved brain function.
Theanine in green tea helps to ward off fatigue and alleviates stress.
Reduces Abdominal Fat
Green tea is particularly effective at reducing the dangerous abdominal fat.
May reduce the risk of both Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease
Alzheimer disease and Parkinson disease are the two most common neurodegenerative disorders.
As you can see, there are lots of great health benefits of green tea that you can get just by having a cup of green tea every day.
Do you drink green tea? How regularly do you drink it? If you haven’t started taking this wonderful, world best beverage, I encourage you to start now and get one for your loved one using Jumia gift card.