Hate green tea? Well, there are enough and more reasons to have your cup of the healthiest beverage on the planet.
Green tea has been used as a medicine for thousands of years due to its health benefits. Since its processing avoids the fermentation process, green tea retains the maximum amount of antioxidants and poly-phenols, substances that lend it the amazing benefits.
Green tea is found to keep your weight in check, controls diabetes, lower the risk of heart diseases and even prevent cancer. It is said to delay the deterioration caused by Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Drinking green tea regularly reduces bad cholesterol, destroy bacteria and viruses that cause throat infections and dental conditions and lower risks of high blood pressure. Studies also show green tea to be providing a relaxing and tranquilizing effect and are hence good for depression.
For those who are beauty conscious and worry about on how to turn your clock back, green tea does wonders. It helps reduce the wrinkles and signs of ageing due to their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities. Studies have proved that green tea applied topically can reduce sun damage.
Whether one cup of green tea or two or more a day to have, is still being debated. If you are sensitive to caffeine then one cup should be the limit. Green tea also contains tannins which can decrease the absorption of iron and folic acid and therefore should be avoided by pregnant women and those trying to conceive.