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Green tea

Originally from china. The Chinese people have known about the medicinal benefits of green tea since ancient times. Recently, Green tea has become more widespread in theworld. Entering the modern time, the scientific research in both Asia and the west is providing hard evidence for the health benefits long associated with drinking green tea.

Green tea is a type of tea made solely with the leaves of Camellia sinensis.
From unfermented leaves and reportedly contains the highest concentration of powerful antioxidants called polyphenols. Many varieties of green tea have been created in countries where it is grown. These varieties can differ substantially due to variable growing conditions, processing and harvesting time.

One real fact is that all the known types of tea contain caffeine but the amount of this substance can vary considerably and sometime it can be similar or above the amount of caffeine found in coffee. In green tea, caffeine is minimal if compared with other teas.

Generally, 2 grams of tea per 100ml of water, or about one teaspoon of green tea per 5 ounce cup, should be used. With very high quality teas like gyokuro, more than this amount of leaf is used, and the leaf is steeped multiple times for short durations. Preferred temperature for green tea is usually usually between 165 and 170 degrees F.

Green tea is healthier for you than pure water. Its powerful antioxidants fight cancer and diseases, diabetics, improve digestion, promote healthy skin, enhance mental focus, boost the immune system, fight the aging process, and much more. Once again, there have been many scientific studies that prove these benefits.

Does green tea really help aid in weight loss?
Yes! Green tea is an excellent weight loss aid. It boosts the metabolism, burns fat, and increases exercise endurance. There have been many scientific studies that prove how beneficial green tea is when it comes to losing the pounds.
Here’s the articles about green tea and weight loss.

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