Green tea is one of the most healthy beverage present today. I am also a huge fan of it. Modern scientific researches have shown that drinking green tea can be helpful in preventing disease in healthy individuals and can be used for recovery by unhealthy people.
Green tea has became popular among individuals. The web is full of commercials and articles on Benefits of drinking green tea. Most of the popular blog on the net have an article explaining the benefits of green tea. So i decided to do some research and come up with my own article describing Green Tea and it’s benefits.
Green tea is made from leaves of evergreen shrub Camellia sinensis. Leaves and leaf buds of Camellia sinensis are used to produce tea. Due to growing conditions, horticulture, different production methods, and time of harvest there are several varieties of green tea available.
China is the country of origin for green tea, but later the cultivation and production of green tea spread across many Asian countries. Green Tea consumption has its origin in China dating back to more than 4,000 years ago. China, India, Sri Lanka and Japan are some of the countries involved in the production of various types of tea.
Regular Green tea contains 99.9% water, provides 1 Calorie per 100 ml serving. It entirely lack any significant nutrient content and contains phytochemicals, such as polyphenols and caffeine. EGCG is the most abundant catechin in tea. Various scientific researches are being conducted on EGCG for its potential to affect human health and disease. EGCG is used in many dietary supplements. Full United States Department of Agriculture Nutrient Report
Benefits of Drinking Green Tea
Cardiovascular disease Prevention
Cardiovascular disease is a class of diseases that involve the heart or blood vessels. Various experiments and studies have tries to find some links between Green tea consumption and Heart disease. The results found in these studies have shown positive results. Daily consumption of Green tea can lower the chances of death from a Cardiovascular disease. Drinking Green tea widens the blood vessels reducing the risk of blood clots and the the flow of blood is improved throughout the body.