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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Green Tea Benefits and Preparation

Green Tea Benefits and Preparation
What is Green Tea ?
Green tea originates from China , Green tea has been used as a medicine in China for at least 4,000 years.
Botanical evidence indicates that India and China were among the first countries to cultivate tea. Today, tea is the most widely consumed beverage in the world, second only to water. Green tea comes from a tea plant native to Asia called Camellia Sinensis. Black tea also comes from this same plant. What makes green tea different, and green, is not the plant used to make the tea, but how the plant is processed. Green teas are the least processed of commercial teas and the method used preserves more of the nutrients and health benefits.
Let's see some benefits of green tea below

Benefits of Green Tea

The most recent reports indicate that this Green tea is believed to be very useful in increasing a person’s metabolism. The overall effect that green tea diet drinks have on a person depends on a variety of factors, however. Further research needs to be completed regarding this aspect of using green tea.
For now, you can be assured that green tea will provide your body with many other benefits. All of this occurs primarily because of a key ingredient present in it. 



    • Green Tea Act as antioxidants thus it lowers the Risk of Cancer.
    • Green Tea Lowers Cholesterol and thus, the Risk of Stroke and Heart Diseases
    • Green Tea Lowers Blood Pressure.
    • Green Tea Prevents Tooth Decay.
    • Green tea is said to help in lowering calories and fighting fat.
    • Reduction in bad cholesterol and Helps in weight loss.
    • Increase in metabolic rate / fat oxidization.

    How to Make Green Tea?
                                                                            
    Add one cup of  water in a teapot or kettle to a boil then let it sit for about few minutes to achieve the perfect temperature around 60-80 ° C (180 °F)
    Now add the tea leaves and let it infuse for 2 - 3 minutes but not any longer, or else your tea will become slightly bitter
    You can add small amount of  sugar, lemon or honey to your taste

    Don't drink Green tea after 6 pm. Otherwise, you cannot have a good sleep

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