Saturday, January 16, 2010

Another Health Benefits of Green Tea

Green tea, like its black counterpart, comes from the plant called Camellia Sinensis. However, it is made in a different manner than black tea. First of all, it is not fermented. This means the leaves from the green tea will be steamed as soon as they are picked off; that keeps the leaves from oxidizing. By doing this, the leaves will retain their green color and the active parts of the leaves' qualities remain unchanged.And there are many benefits of green tea. One of the foremost benefits is that it is able to lengthen the life of people who are facing serious physical problems.

Another one of the benefits of green tea is lowering the bad type of cholesterol called LDL and raising the levels of the good kind of cholesterol. In a few case studies, drinkers drank the same amount of tea as those who did not drink any and both of their cholesterol levels were approximately the same.

Japan is known for drinking a lot of green tea, usually five to six cups per day. This country is also known for having lower death rates in both men and women by reaping the benefits of green tea, which is what makes it so popular.

Green tea contains polyphenols, which is what is called a super antioxidant. This super antioxidant is more powerful than Vitamin E - 200 times more. The benefits of these antioxidants are that they kill free radicals. Free radicals attack the body and are mainly responsible for disease and aging. But because their benefits only last for several hours, it is recommended to drink one cup at least eight times a day.

This tea and its modern day extract have been used over hundreds of years not only for refreshment purposes, but also for medicinal purposes. Practitioners believe that this is because the benefits include natural healing properties. And the extract version is good for both the immune and circulatory system. The extract has catechins in it and those neutralize free radicals.

As said before, one of the benefits of green tea is that it can lower cholesterol and triglycerides as well as increase the amount of good cholesterol of the drinker. More benefits are boosted immune systems and quicker rates of weight loss, which is what most people who drink it experience.

Every adult in America and beyond is fearful of the words high cholesterol, triglycerides, and protein apoB. Because of the technology that will bee seen in this century's future, simple green tea is believed by researchers to be the next big advancement to working towards lower cholesterol.

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