The world has been overwhelmed with tea today to the extent that it is the second most widely consumed beverage on the planet after water. Tea used to be a drink of the rich, but has since shifted to be considered one of the simplest, cheapest and most universally recognized ways to entertain friends, family and guests.
All teas seem to have this ability upon entering our system to soothe, comfort and heal all at the same time. Well established health benefits include lowering cholesterol level and protecting the heart. In addition, most people consider tea as a teacher, lifestyle and a way of life.
The much heard of Green tea
In this world of intense cut throat competition each one of us wants to be fit, active, alert and at our best. Consuming green tea definitely helps with accelerating towards that “healthy, sans misery” life.
Originating in China, this green health drink has been put to use across many areas of Medicine - from being used as a diuretic, a stimulant, an astringent and as an anti-flatulence tool. Green tea is made from unfermented leaf and so only undergoes minimal oxidation during the manufacturing process – allowing for maximal packing with powerful anti-oxidants, such as polyphenols.
Does Green Tea stand out from a health perspective?
Green tea is like a free radical scavenger, that is, a hero up against a dark demon.
The polyphenols found in green tea neutralize free radicals thereby preventing and reducing the colossal damage that can be caused by harmful radicals finding their way into our system via air pollution, cigarettes and radiation.
Is Green tea good for you? It appears that this question has been put to rest by intensive and thorough research, concluding that drinking green tea, say three cups a day, has man health benefits from reducing the risk of cancer, atherosclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis and diabetes to name a few.
Loose Leaf Gyokoru Green Tea, a steamed variant of green tea, particularly stands out from a health standpoint. Carefully selected from single buds only during the months of April and May, this variety has a very low tannin content keeping it nice and sweet - without having to add sugar or sweetener. A change in drinking style to Loose Leaf Gyokoru is certainly a very smart choice.
Coffee vs. Green Tea
Too much caffeine can make you nervous and jittery. Green tea is a good alternative if you’re looking to experience that energy boost without getting the jitters. This is because theanine, an amino acid present in green tea but not in coffee, relaxes and soothes you as the caffeine lifts you up to keep you feeling relaxed.