Tea is the second most consumed beverage thing after water on the earth. So why people drink tea ? Tea is consumed generally for energy, mental balance and just a drug for some official persons. It also helps to support health in cold areas. However, only 20% is green tea fans, and the rest of the world is in coffee and black tea. Lets know something more about green tea.
What is Green Tea?
Green, black, white tea are all derived from the leaves of the Camellia Sinensis plant. Moreover, all the tastes are derived by how we treat the leaf and processed.
Maximum green tea product goes through heat phenomenon just after plucked from the field. So the result as taste is smoother flavor and decrease the caffeine level.
Types of green teas
Green tea is available bottled and sweetened with sugar or an artificial sweetener, in single tea bags, loose-leaf, and in instant-powder.
Green tea is available in many varieties, including:
• as loose leaf
• in single tea bags
• Bottled and sweetened with sugar or an artificial sweetener
• green tea supplements
• in instant power.
According to 2010 research presented at the American Chemical Society, bottled teas are not equivalent to brewed teas as some 16 ounce bottled teas can contain fewer polyphenols than one cup of brewed tea.
So why we drink tea?
Green tea is traditionally used for energy, promoting gastrointestinal health, and also for skin issues; which is used initially from traditional China.
# Green tea has been used in traditional Chinese medicine.
# Some studies have also shown the positive impacts of green tea on the following types of cancer:
• colorectal (bowel)
• esophageal (throat)
# It is mostly used for weight loss and prevent from gastric.
# It prevents the wound from infection, and it also increases the immune system.
# Green tea is an antioxidant powerhouse, and it also repairs the muscle damage which occurs while heavyweight
Are there any side effects of green tea?
There are no any cases found till now with green tea side effects with the standard dose.
If someone is using green tea for the first time, it is better to start with low dose and natural process. Green tea is not only for ill people or injured one; it is for every person.
There are little to no known side effects or contraindications to drinking green tea for adults. However, the following risks or complications should be made clear:
• Caffeine sensitivity – those with severe caffeine sensitivities could experience insomnia, anxiety, irritability, nausea, or upset stomach.
• Blood thinners – those taking blood thinners (anticoagulant drugs) such as Coumadin/warfarin should drink green tea with caution due to its vitamin K content. It has also recommended avoiding green tea and aspirin because they both reduce the clotting effectiveness of platelets.
• Other stimulants – if taken with stimulant drugs, drink tea (green tea) could increase blood pressure and heart rate.
Green tea supplements contain high levels of active substances that can trigger side effects and interact with other herbs, supplements, or medications.
Green tea supplements are unregulated by the FDA and may also contain other substances unsafe for health or with unproven health benefits. Always check with a doctor before starting any herb or supplement regimen.
In particular, pregnant or breastfeeding women, those with heart problems or high blood pressure, kidney or liver problems, stomach ulcers, or anxiety disorders should not take green tea supplements or extracts.