Benefits of Green Tea


green tea1.Does green tea clean?

Green tea is rich in catechins and polyphenols. There are published clinical trials supporting the cleaning action of green tea on teeth. Green tea is also helpful in reducing inflammation of the gingiva.

In most of the trials it was seen that the oral application of the catechins and polyphenols had a positive impact on gingival and periodontal structures.

2. Does green tea help acne?

Green tea is one of the most popular beverages all over the world. There have been several scientific findings endorsing the positive impact of green tea in reducing acne, though they are not conclusive yet.

It is believed that the catechins and flavonols which are integral parts of green tea are very powerful antioxidants which protect the skin from damages due to oxidation and free radicals. The free radicals contain free oxygen ions which attract ions from skin, rendering it vulnerable to infections and acne. The antioxidants in green tea take place of the skin tissues and satisfy the oxygen ions thereby protecting the skin tissues.

3.What is genmaicha green tea?

Genmaicha means “brown rice”. This variety of tea is prepared by combining toasted rice with “sencha tea”.

This is very popular in Japan and is also called “pop-corn” tea. Sometimes this tea is served with “Macha” which is a powdered green tea. It has a slightly grassy and nutty flavor. The sencha leaves have a bitter kind of flavor which blends well with toasted rice.

4.What is the effect of green tea on hypertension?

Research suggests that as little as half a cup of green tea brings down the chances of hypertension by 50%.

The powerful antioxidants present in green tea help clear the arteries and thereby let the blood flow freely through them. Hence, chances of hypertension are reduced considerably. Keeping all parameters same like smoking, alcohol consumption etc. it been seen that people who consumed green tea are less vulnerable to hypertension than the non tea drinkers.

5. What are the effects of green tea on skin?

Research suggests that green tea extracts can be used to manufacture medicines for skin and wound treatments.

Free radicals are carcinogenic and polyphenols in green tea help eliminate those free radicals. They guard the healthy cells against cancer. EGCG present in green tea rejuvenates the dying skin cells, thereby rendering long lasting glow and lustier to the skin. Some creams and lotions are available in the market which uses EGCG in them.

6. What are the effects of green tea on pregnancy?

Three to four cups of green tea per day is sensible during pregnancy. Green tea is health promoting and is safe to be taken while pregnancy.

The powerful antioxidants in green tea help increase immunity and promote bone growth. Some researchers however suggest that green tea brings down folic acid levels. A dip in folic acid levels can cause serious neural tube defects in the zygote. There is however no conclusive evidence on this.

7. What is herb and fruit green tea?

The green tea market is flooded with green teas infused with herbal and fruit juices. The tea has a real good taste and has immense health benefits.

It should be prepared in cold water that has been brought to temperatures of 205° F. Then the water should be poured on the tea bags and stee4ped for around 5 minutes.

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