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Green Tea & Its Benefits

Green tea I made from the leaves of the Camellia Sinensis which go under minimal oxidation during the processing. Though it first originated in China, it was widely used in Asian countries and it has now caught up with the western countries and is now considered the healthiest beverage in the world. It is also a raw material for extracts used in various beverages, dietary supplements, and cosmetic items.

There is a large variety of green tea present across the land's of China and Japan where it has been a traditional drink since last 4000 years making it the oldest beverage known to man. The green tea is basically divided on the basis of the conditions in which they are produced and the two basic conditions on which the type of tea is decided is where the tea has been cultivated, under the sun or in the shade.

There are many benefits of the green tea some of which are

Weight loss

Green tea increases your metabolism that is your capacity to burn the calories which means it increases in your body’s capacity to reduce fat and carbs. The polyphenol found in green tea works to intensify levels of fat oxidation and the rate at which your body turns food into calories.


It helps your body to keep the level of Blood glucose in check. However this can prevent high insulin spikes and resulting fat storage.

Heart disease

Green tea helps working on the lining of blood vessels, helping keep them stay relaxed and better able to withstand changes in blood pressure. It also helps in prevention of blood clots which may lead to heart attacks.


drinking green tea reduces bad cholesterol in your body and improves the ratio of good cholesterol to bad cholesterol.

Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s

Studies have shown that a regular consumption of Green Tea helps delay the deterioration caused by Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s as it helps in protecting brain cells dying and restoring damaged brain cells.

Tooth decay

According to studies the chemical “catechin” found in tea can destroy the bacteria that affect the teeth and other dental conditions.

Blood Pressure

It also helps in keeping the level of blood pressure in check by reducing high blood pressure.


Green tea can apparently also help with wrinkles and the signs of aging; this is because of their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities.

As beneficial Green tea must sound it also carries cretin side effects and can be harmful when taken in excess


when we talk about caffeine we only think about coffee, but even though the green tea has a lesser amount of caffeine present in it having 4 to 5 cups of green tea in a day can cause various side effects such as insomnia, upset stomach, nausea, diarrhea and frequent urination in some people.

Pregnancy and lactation

Green tea should not be consumed by women who are in their pregnancy period or are lactating as high consumption of green tea during pregnancy has been linked to an increased risk of miscarriages and a number of other negative effects. For lactating women, the caffeine in green tea can pass into breast milk and affect the nursing infant.


Green tea should be take with consultation of the doctor while you are having any kind of medicines as the polyphenols in green tea, which are known for their healing properties, were also found to block the anticancer properties of a drug named bortezomib.


Contrary to the misconception that drinking green tea while fasting will reduce weight one should never ever drink green tea while fasting as it leads to toxicity and increase the amount of toxic fluids in your body.

Iron deficiency

Studies have proven that too much of green tea consumption might increase the chances of iron deficiency as green tea contains tannins that block the absorption of iron from food and supplements.

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