Tea leaves originated in the South West province of China more than 3000 years ago and was chiefly consumed for chewing and eating purposes, quite similar to how coffee was initially ingested in African continent.

The history of green tea dates back to 8th century in China, and has been associated with Asia largely. With the passage of time, it has gained ringing popularity in the West. Various scientific studies suggest that no form of tea hitherto discovered, substitutes green tea.

While both black tea and green tea are derived from the same plant Camillia Sinesis, extracts of the latter include antioxidant ingredients such as green tea catechins and EGCG (Epigallocatechin-3-gallate). The only difference lies in the way these both are processed. Quite a few research findings have indicated green tea as an anticarcinogenic remedial measure as it is found to reduce cancer risks among humans consuming it.

Green tea as opposed to black tea, is less oxidized and the presence of a natural chemical “polyphenol” in it, renders anticarcinogenic effects. It contains a very meagre amount of caffeine when compared with its sister- black tea. Of late, green tea has been recognized to be one of the world’s healthiest drinks.

Some of the palpable benefits that a Green Tea forks over are given below.

Anticarcinogenic
Findings have suggested that Polyphenols present in green tea fights cancer plus countries high in the consumption of green tea, have lower rates of cancer. This natural herb works wonders on various types of cancers like ovarian cancer, breast cancer, lung cancer, stomach cancer, prostate cancer and skin cancer. However, there is no strong empirical evidence supporting green tea as an anti-cancerous herb.

Helps you Loose your Weight
Although clinically not proven, but certain theories existing around the clock indicate that herbal tea is one of the factors owing to weight loss in individuals. And so, it does help you look slim.

Enhances your Concentration
The consumption of green tea helps you concentrate better and has the potential to reduce your weariness. Some studies have suggested that it prevents dehydration, as opposed to what was antecedently cogitated.

Psychological stress
Yes, green tea does provide succour to people when it comes to dealing with psychological strain. Those consuming a fair amount of herbal tea, were found to be more light and cheerful.

Fixes your Heart
A Japanese study in the immediate past evokes that individuals drinking 4-6 cups of green tea per day were less likely to suffer from heart strokes when compared to those who didn’t drink it at all. The herbal tea improves blood flow and lowers the cholesterol level.

Dentist solutions
Due to changing lifestyle patterns, individuals are more often found grappling with their teeth problems amid the many troubles they are fazed in. But not to worry! Findings have propelled that the miraculous green tea contains fluoride, which eventually helps to maintain your teeth by combating tooth decay. So, the next time you engage in a conversation with a cup of green tea in your hand, you need not worry.

Diabetes
Some researchers argue that green tea is a preventive measure for diabetes, and that, it checks the cholesterol level in the body.

The next time you pick up your cup of tea, make sure it is green, for you can lead a healthy lifestyle if this miniature effort resides in your to-do list of the day.

Healthy drinking!

Edited by: Medhavi Gulati

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