Green tea is one of the most common drinks that a lot of people around the world consume every day. This is because it has more power to curb our health as well as beauty.
It incorporates polyphenol antioxidants. These antioxidants constantly protect cells from damage, which can give rise to many chronic diseases, making them a superfood that provides a broader range of health.
It also reduces inflammation in the body, a known trigger of premature aging.
The Green tea plant contains many healthy compounds that make our body healthy. Green tea catechins (natural antioxidants) are present which are responsible for preventing cell damage and providing other benefits.
EGCG is one of the most powerful compounds in green tea. Research has tested its ability to help treat various diseases. It appears to be one of the main compounds that give green tea its medicinal properties.
Health Benefits of Green Tea
EGCG in green tea can help relieve allergies. Therefore, if you are suffering from allergies, then you should consider drinking green tea regularly.
Green tea supports immunity
Green tea antioxidants provide antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral effects that support immunity. Bonus: Its antibacterial properties also fight bad breath. In addition, green tea acts as a prebiotic, which is a food for gut bacteria beneficial for healthy intestines.
Reducing Blood Sugar
Blood sugar levels may increase along with the natural aging process, but polysaccharides and polyphenols that contain green tea can help lower your blood sugar levels.
Green tea protects skin from aging
Research shows that the polyphenols present in green tea protect the skin from the effects of ultraviolet light which helps fight cancer and curb aging in addition to offering anti-inflammatory benefits. Green tea compounds also help protect against wrinkles, providing the ability to break down collagen and elastin fibers, which in turn damages the skin’s elasticity.
Green tea protects against cancer
Green tea relieves cancer in some important ways. The plant prevents damage that can trigger the uncontrolled growth of cells, leading to cancerous mutations. The anti-angiogenesis effect that helps prevent fat also prevents cancer from spreading.
Preventing Cold And Flu
Green tea contains vitamin C that helps treat flu and the common cold.
Good For Liver
Experts say that green tea is very beneficial for liver disease because it contains many compounds which are responsible for destroying free radicals harmful to the fatty liver.
Beating Alzheimer’s Disease
Green tea is also a memory booster. Although there is no cure for Alzheimer’s, people should use green tea as it helps to slow down the reducing process of acetylcholine in the brain that causes Alzheimer’s.
Support weight Management
In human and animal research, green tea has been shown to modify metabolism and encourage fat burning. It is also associated with curbing hunger and preventing the gain of fat by stopping a process called angiogenesis — the formation of new blood vessels — which depends on adipose tissue growth.
Beauty Benefits of Green Tea
Slowing Down Anti-Aging
Helps to Reduce skin cancer
Reduce dark circle around eyes
Toning & Moisturizing Dry Skin
How to Make Anti-Acne Face?
If you have facial acne, green tea with catechin, an anti-bacterial property can cause acne that produces bacteria and controls your hormonal imbalance. It also contains anti-inflammatory agents that can reduce redness and scarring.
To make an anti-acne face mask, mix 1 teaspoon of green tea powder, and one egg (white) with 1 tablespoon honey. Whip these ingredients well with a fork. Apply this mixture to the face. Wait for 30 minutes and rinse the mask. Next, apply a gentle moisturizer.
Nutrition Facts of Green Tea
A cup of green tea (245 grams) has 2 calories and 0.5 grams of protein. Green tea contains 99.9% water, and less than 1% carbohydrate, total fat, or protein. Green tea is a source of manganese. In a cup of green tea:
- Calories: 2
- Protein: 0.5g
- Sodium: 2.5 mg
There are no significant amounts of sugar, dietary fiber, total fat, saturated fat, or cholesterol in green tea.
- 2.5KCAL 0%
- 0.54G 1%
- 2.5MG 0%
- 0.05MG 0%
- 2.5MG 1%
- 20MG 1%
- Thiamin (Vitamin B1)
- 0.02MG 2%
- Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)
- 0.14MG 13%
- Niacin (Vitamin B3)
- 0.07MG 1%
- Vitamin B6
- 0.01MG 1%
- 0.02MG 0%
- 0.01MG 1%
- 0.45MG 25%
Nutrition calculations are from Harvard Medical’s nutrient guidelines  and USDA’s food central database (2019). We calculated values from 2000 KCal daily recommended diet.
Side Effects of Green tea
Green tea is a non-fermented tea. Due to its characteristics, it retains more natural substances in fresh leaves. Among them, tea polyphenols and caffeine account for more than 85% of fresh leaves, chlorophyll about 50%, and vitamin deficiency. Therefore, green tea has the characteristics of “clear soup, green leaves, and astringency”.
It has anti-aging, anti-radiation, detoxification, diuretic, anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, and other effects, which are not as good as fermented tea. Green tea has no side effects, but drinking tea is prohibited. Improperly or blindly drinking tea can have health side effects.
People with cold stomachs can’t drink green tea.
Do not drink green tea while taking medicine,
People with anemia should not drink green tea,
People who drink green tea are not suitable for drinking green tea,
It is not suitable for people to drink green tea before going to bed.
People with fever should not drink green tea.