Originating in China around 3,000 years ago, green tea has been highly popular throughout many Asian cultures. Initially made from the Camellia Sinensis plant species, it goes under minimal processing compared to other teas. Green tea is well known for the beneficial properties for health and wellness. Personally, I love drinking this particular tea because it leaves an abundant amount of energy in me and has a divine taste. The following benefits of green tea has been found from research over the years. These are only few among many benefits that may interest or promote the consumption of this particular beverage.
- Nutrients in Green Tea Improves Brain Function and Promotes Intelligent: Green tea contains caffeine, a well known stimulants, but less than coffee and enough to produce a reaction in the brain. It also contains an amino acid known as L-theanine, which works collaboratively with caffeine to improve one’s brain function.
- Improves Physical Performance and Burns Fat: According to human trials, green tea has been associated with increasing metabolic rate and fat burning process.
- Risks of Various Types of Cancers Can be Prevented: The antioxidant in green tea reduces the chances of one getting diagnosed with prostate cancer, breast cancer, and colorectal cancer.
- Lowers the Risks of Alzheimer’s: Different compounds in green tea protects neurons and reduces the risk of this common neurodegenerative disorder.
- Promotes Longer Life: Due to green tea’s ability to prevent various diseases, it makes sense to conclude that green tea promotes longer lives, even though,death is inevitable.
On a side note, my personal favorite way to enjoy tea is to brew a hot cup of green tea, mix raw honey, and top it off with two to three mint leaves