Science has been continuously revealing the benefits of tea. Te green tea drunk daily in Japan or China is now touted as one of the healthiest drinks in the world. Listed here are some of the benefits.
Aids the body’s PH balance and overall functioning: A healthy body is slightly alkaline, but an unbalanced diet of too many calories makes it more acidic. Tea, an alcaline product rich in minerals, counteracts acidity.
Moreover, since green tea has no calories, weight gain is not a worry. The minerals in tea -potassium, sodium, calcium, manganese, copper, zinc, nickel, and molybdenum- help the body to function well.
Aids digestion: When first introduce to Japan, green tea was drunk both to keep awake and as an aid to digestion since the tannin stimulates the stomach and increases intestinal activity. Green tea can benefit those with a tendency to be constipated.
Refreshes body and mind: One component of green tea is caffeine, which helps to dispel drowsiness and lassitude. A cup of tea drunk during work will clear the head and refresh both body and mind. Incidentally, the caffeine in green tea is a milder form than present in coffee because it is combinated with catechins.
Prevent illness: Vitamin C builds up resistance to infections, there by preventing colds and other common ailments. Tea boosts the immune system and strengthens the constitution, helping the body to combat stress.
Promotes healthy skin tone: Vitamin C is essential for good skin tone with a youthful elasticity. The vitamin C in green tea is resistant to heat, and can withstand temperatures as high as 176 F (80 C). Moreover, green tea is so rich in vitamin C that cups of Japanese Sencha Green Tea (for example) contain the same amount of vitamin C as an apple.
Aid weight loss: Dieting has become popular in Asia and other advance countries where too many rich meals and fast foods are consumed. However, people on diets often drink special “diet teas”, which have adverse effects. In facts. ordinary green tea is preferable to diet teas.
Green tea has no calories and is drunk without sugar. Moreover. if green tea is drunk after a rich meal, its tannin content helps the fat-degrading enzymes to work better. A cup of tea drunk before a meal can alleviate hunger and provide the vitamins and minerals that tend to be lacking in many diet drinks. So when you’re on a diet, drink more green tea than usual.
Provides much-needed zinc for expectant mothers: The chief concern of a mother-to-be is the health of her unborn child. A survey on the connection between a lack of minerals – especially zinc and cooper- and low birth weight has been drawing attention recently in Europe and in the United-States. Zinc in a mineral that is needed during pregnancy and is present in green tea, so expectant mothers are recommended to drink some green tea each day.
- Inhibits carcinogens;
- Lowers cholesterol levels;
- Lowers high blood pressure;
- Prevents diabetes;
- Slow the aging process;
- Prevents against colds;
- Prevents tooth decay;
- Prevents halitosis;
- Removes tobacco stains.