Green tea is a well known tea for it’s health benefits. It originated in China and quickly began being grown throughout eastern Asia. Green tea comes from the Camellia Sinensis plant. Interestingly enough it is often used to make oolong and black teas. The Camellia Sinensis plant has many different varieties, which is where you get your many varieties of green tea. To add to this variety you have various growing conditions, harvesting times, curing processes and times and many other conditions prior to the end product. This leaves a lot of room for a wide spectrum of taste and quality as you see in the market.
The many proven health benefits green tea offers is as follows;
- Improves blood flow and lowers cholesterol
-this has been shown to help prevent many heart health problems
- Catechin content is a strong antioxidant
- Increase the activity of the working memory area of the brain
-this has been shown to help prevent plaque leading to Alzheimer
- ECGG content MAY help with fat loss by allowing more fat oxidation via metabolism by increasing the effects of some hormones
-IE. WHEN you lose fat you lose more than without ECGG
- Reduce inflammation due to ECGG content
Black tea, although it has not been very well documented or researched, does have its own host of health benefits. Black tea is typically more oxidized than green, oolong and white tea, giving it the black color and look. It comes from the same Camella Sinensis plant as green, oolong and white tea. The big...