Green tea is made from the leaves of the tea plant (Camellia Sinensis) which undergo minimal oxidation during production.
Green tea is produced by treating the young leaves of the tea plant with steam immediately after harvest.
This inactivates the enzymes that cause oxidation of the polyphenols, leaving the amount of polyphenols intact.
This also keeps the color of the leaves green. Then the leaves are mechanically rolled and crushed and dried at a low temperature.
After steaming, only a drying step takes place.
Green tea is one of the least processed teas, because of this it contains the most antioxidants and natural polyphenols. (Polyphenols are chemical compounds commonly found in fruits and vegetables and what make them so healthy, in addition to minerals and vitamins.
When you choose green tea, you choose a 'health miracle'.
Green Tea Benefits:
You've probably read before that green tea is full of antioxidants.
But what do the antioxidants in tea actually do for your body? Antioxidants protect your tissues and the DNA in your cells from free radicals.
These free radicals cause tissues, such as your skin and blood vessels, to age faster.
Free radicals can also change the DNA in cells, which can lead to cancer cells.
Bottom Line: The high amount of antioxidants in green tea neutralizes the free radicals. By drinking green tea you prevent aging and you can contribute to your natural defense against certain cancers
-Green tea is good for your heart and blood vessels… lowers the 'bad' cholesterol.
-Reduces the risk of stroke.
-Reduces stress and fatigue.
-Prevents cavities in your teeth.
-Relieves the symptoms of arthritis.
-Reduces skin problems.
-Is good for your brain...helps prevent Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.
-Reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes
-Helps with weight loss…green tea boosts your metabolism