Green Tea And It's Health Benefits
Updated: Apr 25, 2018
We've all heard about Green but why is it such a healthy drink? Well, to start off It's all about the catechin content. Catechins are antioxidants that fight and may even prevent cell damage. Green tea is not processed much before it's poured in your cup, so it's rich in catechins.
PROCESS FOR MAKING 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 oolong teas and black teas. Green tea originated in China, but its production and manufacture has spread to many other countries in Asia.
WHAT THE RESEARCH SHOWS
Green tea has been shown to improve blood flow and lower cholesterol. A 2013 review of many studies found green tea helped prevent a range of heart-related issues, from high blood pressure to congestive heart failure. What’s good for the heart is usually good for the brain; your brain needs healthy blood vessels, too. In one Swiss study, MRIs revealed that people who drank green tea had greater activity in the working-memory area of their brains. Green tea has also been shown to help block the formation of plaques that are linked to Alzheimer's disease. Green tea seems to help keep blood sugar stable in people with diabetes. Because catechins lower cholesterol and blood pressure, they can help protect against the damage a high-fat diet can cause.
HOW MUCH GREEN TEA SHOULD YOU DRINK PER DAY?
The amount of tea required for health benefits varies greatly among studies. Drinking 3 to 5 cups of green tea per day seems to work well, but the optimum amount may vary from one person to the next.
My recommendation is simple. First find a tea you enjoy drinking, then sit back, relax with your favorite flavor and drink as much as you want! We have a number of Green tea flavors and if you are new to drinking tea and uncertian of what to get, just ask one of our specialists for recommendations we are always eagar to help!