- Green tea has been credited with providing a wide variety of health benefits.
- Green tea is made solely from the leaves of Camellia sinensis that have undergone minimal oxidation during
- Green tea originates from China and has become associated with many cultures throughout Asia.
- Green tea contains salubrious polyphenols, in particular catechins, the most abundant of which is
- Green tea also contains carotenoids, tocopherols, ascorbic acid (vitamin C), minerals such as chromium,
manganese, selenium or zinc, and certain phytochemical compounds
- Green tea consumption is associated with reduced heart disease in epidemiological studies.
- Green tea can even help prevent tooth decay.
- Green tea's antioxidants, called catechins, scavenge for free radicals that can damage DNA and contribute
to cancer, blood clots, and atherosclerosis.
- Green tea may help regulate glucose in the body.
These are the most notable of the medicinal properties of green tea. It can boost your health in a number of
other ways as well. It is effective for treating migraines and insomnia. It is also a great energy booster.
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