Green tea is made solely from the leaves of Camellia sinensis that have undergone minimal oxidation during processing. Green tea originates in China and has become associated with many cultures throughout Asia. It has recently become more widespread also in the West. Varieties of green tea can differ substantially due to variable growing conditions, horticulture, production processing, and harvesting time.
Green tea has become the raw material for extracts which are used in various beverages, health foods, dietary supplements, and cosmetic items.Recently, green tea has assumed cult status among tea drinkers and even with those who are generally not fond of tea, purely because of its health benefits. It contains healthy antioxidants. Trainers and nutritionists vouch by the drink, since it possesses only 5-10% of the caffeine as compared to a coffee cup.
Benefits of Drinking Green Tea
- It is good for skin and teeth
- It helps to maintain blood sugar levels
- Regular intake keeps weight in control.
- Green tea has a natural, grassy, neutral flavor which is perfect for stress relief.
- It reduces the risk for several cancers, including, skin, breast, lung, colon, esophageal, and bladder.
- Green tea is useful for headaches and depressions.
- Green tea has certain vitamins that prevent abnormal formation of blood clotting in the wounds.
- It reduces the risk for heart disease.
- Regular consumption of green tea can effectively delay symptoms of aging.
- Green tea increases stamina and boost endurance.
- It reduces and prevents acne
Difficulties from drinking Green tea
- Green tea has a little amount of caffeine which causes insomnia, nausea and frequent urination.