Green tea has been used in traditional medicine for thousands of years. But why « Green » Tea specifically, you may ask. Well, most teas are ferment, but green tea is not; and this allows it to retain its oxidants and poly-phenols, which are the secret to its advantages. So, it not only makes you feel fresher, but also provides you the following benefits:
- Skincare: Green tea may also help with wrinkles and the signs of aging because of its antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties.
- Cancer: Oxidative damage contributes to the development of cancer and that antioxidants can have a protective effect. Green tea is an excellent source of powerful antioxidants, so it makes perfect sense that it could reduce your risk of cancer.
- Blood Pressure & Cholesterol: Green tea reduces bad cholesterol in the blood and improves the ratio of good cholesterol to bad cholesterol. It also reduces the risk of high blood pressure.
- Diabetes: Green tea prevents insulin spikes and the resulting storage of fat by regulating your body’s glucose levels.
- Tooth Decay: Studies suggests that the chemical antioxidant “catechin” in tea can destroy bacteria and viruses.This can lower the risk of infections and lead to improvements in dental health, a lower risk of caries and reduced bad breath.
- Healthy Heart: By working on the lining of blood vessels, green tea protects against the formation of clots, which are the primary cause of heart attacks.
- Depression: Theanine is an amino acid naturally found in tea leaves. It is this substance that is thought to provide a relaxing and tranquilizing effect and be a great benefit to tea drinker.
- Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s: Not only can green tea improve brain function in the short term, it may also protect your brain in old age. It is said to delay the deterioration caused by Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
How about trying some of Tassyam's green teas? ;)
Ashna - Organic Single Estate Green Tea
Masala Green - Green Tea Blend
Disclaimer: The health and/ or medicinal benefits of teas are sourced from various media and journals, and may not be scientifically proven, yet. We would request that you do your own research to verify the same.Sources: lifehack.org, authoritynutrition.com
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