If you are a health conscious type of person, you may perhaps hear that drinking tea and coffee may harm your health in the long run. But it is wrong to condemn tea all together. The importance of tea has usurped in the past few years. You will now come across tea in different varieties like green, red, brown, black and white. If you go back to the history you will find description of tea drinking during AD 350. At that time fresh green tea leaves were taken and tumed into cakes, they were roasted to a reddish hue and boiled in water along with ginger, onion and orange to make a type of herbal soup. This was touted as a good remedy for stomach problems and poor eyesight.
It were the Japanese who revealed the fact that green tea has health benefits like it prevents cancer, reduces bad cholesterol, controls high blood pressure, reduces blood sugar, reverse ageing, refresh the body, stop formation of cavities in the teeth and fight viruses.
Did you know that both green and black teas come from the leaves of the plant camellia sinensis? The black tea leaves are fully oxidised while green tea leaves are lightly steamed before being dried.
Health benefits of green tea
Various researches have already established health benefits of green tea, as it fights certain type of cancers including lung and stomach cancer. An observation study in Japan revealed that consumption of three cups of tea might protect the breast cancer in early stages. Moreover, the green tea is full of antioxidant, anticarcinogenic, anti-inflammatory, cholesterol-lowering, antiviral and anti-bacterial content in it.
Green tea content the main component of catechin, beside this it contains vitamin A, C and E. Green tea also contain fluoride, which fights cavity. In Japan you will come across three types of tea sencha, bancha and genamicha. Sencha tea is full of vitamin C with a delicate smell. Bancha tea is often used by families and can said to be a weaker tea and contain less caffeine. Genamicha, can said to be a blend of both sencha and bancha.
Green tea helps in protection against carcinogenic and ultraviolet radiation-induced skin problems. It also helps in weight reduction by speeding up fat oxidation.
What happens when you drink milk tea?
When you take milk tea you get 3 to 4 cups of tea you get the benefit of: Minerals, calcium, riboflavin, vitamin B6, folate, niacin, potassium, manganese pantothenate. Did you know when the tea is allowed to brew for 40 to 60 seconds it will deliver 140mg of flavonoids?