Green tea is extracted from the Camellia Sinensis plant.
The earliest recording of green tea use was in China, but it is now cultivated in Japan, Vietnam and India. All of which claim to be the founders of Green Tea.
Green Tea was thought to have been discovered by Emperor Shen Nong who witnessed Green Tea leaves failing into a pot of boiling water in his garden. he enjoyed the flavour and recommended it to all despite not knowing its health benefits.
Green Tea is packed full of vitamins A, B2, B3, B6, C, E, Folic Acid, Potassium, Calcium, Phosphorus and much more.
On study required participants to drink Green tea everyday for 12 weeks they found that average weight decreased by 0.7kg-1kg.
Green Tea really is the most wondrous natural product as it claims to help you lose weight, regulate blood glucose levels, reduce blood pressure, enhance dental hygiene, prolong a youthful mind and even extend life.
Some say that, Green Tea can boost weight loss. Studies have found that Green Tea stimulates the thermogenic effect which increases heat energy production by the body. To do so it burns more calories from your food, thus slowing excessive fat store formation.
Green Tea is packed full of health properties mainly due to its content of polyphenols and catechins, in particular, EGCG (Epigallocatechin-3-gallate).
Currently, Green Tea is being heavily researched as its EGCG content is thought to protect neurological damage and therefore reduce the risk of developing dementia or alzheimer’s disease.