Green tea

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Green tea is one of the six Chinese tea categories. The main difference compared to other tea types like black tea or Oolong is that green tea leaves are not oxidized. Furthermore are for green tea rather the leaves of Camellia sinensis var. Sinensis instead of Camellia sinensis var. Assamica preferred because the small-leafed variety is more delicate and therefor better suited. Green tea differs from black tea among other things, in the preparation, flavor, the ingredients and the effects of the infusion. So green tea is rich in polyphenols similar as to be degraded by the oxidation part white tea during this when [black tea] [black tea]. What are the properties and benefits of green tea? It is considered one of the drinks that brings more benefits to the human being, to his organism to the health in general. Here we leave you one benefit after another of green tea, read a little and discover the benefit that green tea brings to your metabolism.

Properties of green tea

Provides vitamins A, C and E. Drink rich in important minerals. It is the type of tea with the highest antioxidant properties due to the fact that this tea is loaded with catechins. Benefits of green tea Helps lower cholesterol. Studies show it may prevent cancer. Combats damage caused by aging. Prevents disease and premature aging of the body. Neutralize the severity of allergies. Helps to lose weight, due to its action burns fat, regulating glucose and insulin levels. Prevents wrinkles. Prevents cavities, their formation. Green tea can also help prevent heart disease. Studies show that there is a direct relationship between drinking green tea daily and the low tendency to suffer a myocardial infarction, due to the high concentration of antioxidant substances, protecting against free radicals (substances that damage the cells favouring the appearance of cardiovascular diseases). Green tea helps to strengthen memory and cognitive capacity. Improves digestion, green tea is considered a mild laxative. It has properties that regulate gas and bloating of the stomach, in addition to other digestive problems. Green tea helps to purify the liver, naturally optimizing its functioning. It helps respiratory problems, such as the flu. It fights varicose veins, depression, sleep disorders, stretch marks, fatty liver and wrinkles among other health problems. Green Teas

What is green tea for?

Here are some homemade and natural remedies with green tea, which will answer the question of the usefulness of this tea.

Coronary heart attack remedy, taking between one and two cups a day. According to research, people who drink at least one cup of green tea a day are about 40% less likely to suffer from coronary problems than those who do not. A remedy to strengthen oral hygiene would be to pour a teaspoon of green tea into a cup of boiling water. Cover and let it cool down, and make mouthwashes several times a day. A remedy to lower bad cholesterol, by consuming four cups a day of green tea, over a period of twelve weeks, this remedy helps in reducing bad cholesterol in a natural way. Drinking three cups of green tea daily, stimulates bone formation and slows down its wear and tear. Specialists belonging to the Mayo Clinic discovered that many anti-wrinkle creams contain green tea extract, among its composition, due to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. Pour two tablespoons of green tea into a cup of boiling water, cover, strain, cool and apply to the face, spraying it several times a day. This has a refreshing effect and restores the skin's elasticity. Remedy against bad breath or halitosis. If you drink a daily cup of green tea, after meals, directly attacking the microorganisms that cause infection and bad breath. Remedy for psoriasis. If you drink three cups a day, symptoms present in skin conditions such as dandruff or psoriasis can be controlled or alleviated by green tea. Drinking one to two cups a day according to studies, green tea is able to inhibit joint destruction. Remedy for depression. Drinking two to four cups daily, and containing an amino acid called theanine in its composition, produces a calming effect, which reduces depression. Drinking between one and three cups a day reduces the chances of developing lung cancer in people who smoke.

Japanese green tea

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Japanese green tea is steamed instead of roasted and the infusion temperature is mostly lower compared to Chinese tea. The tea production in Japan is to a large extent made by harvest machines.

Chinese green tea

Green tea has a long history in China. Therefore, the variety is huge. Here is a small selection:

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