Health benefits of green tea

By Carolin 

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Green is made from unfermented leaves and contain a high concentration of polyphenols, chemicals that act as powerful antioxidants.

The more the leaves are fermented, the lower the polyphenol content and the higher the caffeine content. has the highest polyphenol content while black tea has roughly two to three times the caffeine content of .

Green tea has been extensively studied in people, animals, and laboratory experiments. Results from these studies suggest that green tea may be useful for many health conditions. Here are some examples:

  • Green tea can to lower total cholesterol and raise HDL (“good”) cholesterol in both animals and people.
  • Green tea has an anti-bacterial function which is capable of eliminating the bacteria that cause .
  • Green tea may help reduce inflammation associated with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, the two types of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD).
  • Green tea has been used traditionally to control blood sugar in the body.
  • Green tea appears to protect the from the damaging effects of toxic substances such as alcohol.
  • Studies suggest that green tea extract may boost metabolism and help .

Drink green tea after meals to help detoxify your body and to prevent acne. If you have problems with acne I can absolutely recommend to use a gentle soap with green tea.

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How to brew green tea

Don’t use boiling water as it will make the tea bitter. A temperature around 170 – 185 degrees Fahrenheit (76 to 85 degrees Celsius) is best.

Use 1 teaspoons of white tea leaves for every cup of water and brew for about 5-8 minutes.

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3 Responses to “Health benefits of green tea”

  1. Christopher from A.S. on August 30th, 2009 5:20 am

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  2. 10 Foods To Detox The Body Naturally | on September 23rd, 2009 7:49 am

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  3. Suffuse Herbal Tea Infusions on January 4th, 2011 4:41 pm

    A similar product is Rooibos green herbal tea. It contains many of the same benefits as traditional green tea but is naturally sweet tasting, naturally caffeine free, and contains very little tannin therefore no bitter taste.

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