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 falling 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. One study required participants to drink Green tea every day for 12 weeks they found that average weight decreased by 0.7-1kg.
Here are a few health benefits of Green Tea :
- 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, pooling 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, this flowing excessive fat store formation.
- Green Tea is packed full go health properties mainly due to its content of Polyphenols and Catechins, in particular, EGCG (Epigallocatechin-3-gallate).
- Currently, Green tea is being heavily reproached as its EGCG content is thought to portent neurological damage and therefore reduce the risk of developing Dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.
- Blood pressure can be raised by cholesterol amongst other factors. A study found that taking Green Tea Extract reduced both systolic and diastolic blood pressure values. It also appeared to reduce Cholesterol too, another factor proven to increase Blood Pressure.
- Studies have shown that drinking Green Tea regularly can prolong life. One study followed 90,000 people. After 19 years 12,874 deaths were recorded. They found a strong correlation between Death by Preventable Causes and drinking little to no Green Tea.
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