Green tea has been used for over 5,000 years in China and that’s exactly the place where the wise old saying about the tea comes from: “Better three days without food, than one day without tea”. Green tea can be consumed with lemon or mixed with other herbs to neutralize the bitter taste.
This tea has anticancer effects, prevents the development of atherosclerosis (clogged arteries) and heart diseases, speeds up metabolism, stimulates rapid fat burning and lowers bad cholesterol levels in the blood. Green tea contains fluoride, which prevents the development of caries. It is rich in antioxidants, which prevent the development of cell damage in the body. It is also used for treating infections and colds, reducing cell damage under the influence of the virus.
Consumption of green tea prevents the development of malignant cells and the regular intake of the tea is associated with reduced incidence of ovarian, colon, esophagus, bladder, lung, pancreatic, prostate and skin cancer development.
If you have a problem with bad breath, mouth sores or frequent throat infections, consider including green tea in your everyday menu, or simply rinse the throat with it.
It is also used to increase blood pressure.
Effects of green tea
The basic effect of green tea, as well as all other beverages containing caffeine, is to increase vigilance and cognitive functions. Most energy drinks contain the combination of caffeine and sugar, i.e. the stimulator and the fuel to increase vigilance. The green tea antioxidants are dozens of times more effective than vitamin C and E, which are considered to be good antioxidants. Antioxidants fight against free radicals and thus help beat aging.
They also prevent the emergence and spread of malignant cells (cancer cells). The rate of development of cancerous diseases is less in Japan and other Far East countries, where people regularly consume green tea. The exact green tea functioning impact is still unknown, but scientists believe that green tea contributes to the destruction of cancer cells and prevents their development. Studies have shown that green tea extract stimulates metabolism and helps burn body fat. Some studies indicate that the combination of green tea and caffeine is extremely effective in reducing and maintaining body weight, with obese and moderately obese people.
Green tea keeps the oral cavity clean and thus prevents the development of various infections. Thanks to the presence of theophylline, green tea relaxes the bronchi and relieves asthma and bronchitis.
Green tea is usually consumed in a dosage of 300-400 mg of polyphenols (active ingredients in green tea) per day. One cup of tea contains 50-100 mg of polyphenols.