Green Tea is regarded as one of the healthiest drinks in the world, but many of us just don’t drink enough of it to get the maximum health benefits. Read on to see how we can easily incorporate more green tea into our diets and reap the benefits
Drinking 2-10 cups of green tea a day will not only boost your antioxidants significantly – great for our complexion. decrease cholesterol levels, reduce the risk of heart disease, reduce the incidence of dental cavities, reduce the risk of chronic fatigue, and prevent all sorts of nasty diseases. On top of all this, green tea also assists in weight loss due to the synergistic effect of EECG (antioxidant) and caffeine on fat cells. In a nut shell, it’s all good!
You may already know that green tea comes from exactly the same plant as black tea- the Camellia Sinensis – but is less oxidized and fermented, therefore leaving it with more polyphenols (the good stuff!). There are numerous different tastes in green tea, as there are many different growing areas, and various methods of cultivation.
Many people have had a negative experience relating to the taste of green tea, and have found the flavour to be too bitter to enjoy. The good news is that this is often due to the preparation of the tea, and not the tea itself. For example, green tea should not have boiling water poured over it as this brings out the bitter taste. Instead, it should be steeped in water that is approximately 80’C, for 1-3 minutes for best results.
No matter which way you look at it, green tea can provide enormous health benefits for those who make it part of their daily health ritual.