Benefits of Green Tea

Benefits of Green Tea

Although it tastes awful yet green tea is widely consumed these days. It is the healthiest and the heaviest beverage on the planet. Green tea is made from the Camellia sinensis plant. It can be consumed as a beverage or an extract can be made from the leaves to use as medicine. It is raw material for various beverages, dietary supplements, and cosmetic items. Varieties of green tea are been created in many countries. These varieties can differ due to variable growing conditions and harvesting time.


Green tea is used as a medicine for thousands of years, widely used throughout Asia. Excessive consumption seldom leads to harmful health effects but moderate consumption is safe .This beverage has a crowd of uses from lowering blood pressure to preventing cancer.


There are a lot of amazing benefits.

  1. People apply green tea bags to their skin to soothe sunburns and prevent skin cancer due to sun exposure. Green tea bags are also used to decrease puffiness under the eyes, as a compress to soothe your eyes or headache after a heavy day. Also used to stop gum bleeding after a tooth is pulled.
  2. Reduction in weight is the most applauded benefits. It contains chemicals like polyphenol which work to intensify fat oxidation and the pace at which your body converts food into calories.
  3. Works for Diabetics also. Green tea help regulates glucose levels reducing the rise of blood sugar. Green tea is used to cure Crohn’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, heart diseases and blood circulation,  chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), dental cavities , kidney stones, and skin diseases.
  4. Research proves that green tea works wonders on the lining of blood vessels, keep them relaxed and helps to withstand changes in blood pressure. Green tea reduces bad cholesterol in the blood and improves the ratio of good cholesterol to bad cholesterol.
  5. It keeps you awake also makes you smarter. The key active ingredient is caffeine but not like the levels of it in a coffee. Caffeine blocks an inhibitory neurotransmitter in the brain. It actually increases the firing of neurons and the concentration of neurotransmitters.

As there is always two sides of something, a darker side and a brighter one. Drinking too much green tea is not safe. Caffeine can cause side effects. These side effects can range from mild to serious. It can cause headaches, nervousness, sleep problems, irritability. Green tea can work dangers for an anaemic, can cause high level of anxiety or irregular heartbeat.

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