The Values Of Green Tea

Posted by Master on Saturday, February 4, 2012

The benefit of green tea also destroys bacteria thus stopping tooth decay. Researchers have also found that green tea even helps dieters. The leaves of green tea may even be used for cooking. The leftover leaves can be used as manure for garden plants to grow better. The ingredient present in green tea is polyphenol. It is the most effective antioxidant. It is present in higher amount in green tea than in black tea.

Green tea is believed to be in use as a medicine for at least 4000 years in china. It is also believed that green tea lowers the levels of cholesterol by increasing the lovely cholesterol & decreasing the bad cholesterol. Green tea is rich in antioxidant called epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) .It destroys cancer cells & also inhibits the growth of cancer cells. Although the Italian people consume diet rich in fat, they are less liable to heart assault than the Americans. Similarly, although 75 percent of the Japanese are smokers, they are less affected. This is because EGCG is more in green tea used by them. It acts as a protective agent against premature death from heart assault & cancer.

Clinical trials indicate that green tea raises metabolic rates & speeds up fat oxidation. Green tea also raises thermo genesis (the rate at which calories are burnt) & hence increases energy expenditure. Green tea also increases endurance in exercise.

The basic difference between green tea & other teas like oolong & black tea is that while the latter come from the leaves of camellia simens plant, green tea is processed in a different way. Green tea leaves are steamed which prevents the EGCG, a power antioxidant, from being oxidized. In contrast, black & oolong leaves are made from fermented leaves & so EGCG is converted in to other compounds, which are effective in stopping & fighting various diseases.

Drinking green tea has a whole lot of benefits like fighting against cancer, stabilizing diabetes, helping in weight loss, slowing the ageing process & helping digestion. Green tea also enhances immunity in our body. About cups of green tea each day provides 300 to 400 mg of polyphenols, which help in antioxidant activity. These antioxidants help in slowing diseases. A research Institute in Tokyo found that drinking green tea is the best method to prevent cancer at present. All types of cancer like stomach, lungs, breast, liver, colon & rectal can be prevented by green tea.

Green tea prevents cholesterol from being absorbed by the digestive tract. This in effect means that even if the fat is taken, the body does not absorb it. Green tea also helps in stopping unhealthy clotting. Rinsing the mouth with green tea after meals helps in fighting bacteria & thus prevents cavities. cup of tea with each meal acts as a metabolic stimulant. This helps in weight loss. The caffeine in the tea burns additional calories in the body & fat is digested by polyphenols. A recent study said that EGCG present in green tea could help to boost one's immune process thereby helping to prevent HIV.

& to top it all, green tea probably is the only substance in the world with so lots of medicinal values & without a single side effect!