How is Green Tea prepared?
The tea leaves from the Camellia sinesis plant are harvested and are then quickly heated by pan firing or steaming. The leaves are then dried to prevent too much oxidation which changes the colour of the leaves from green to brown.
Green tea is the healthiest beverage on earth. It is considered to be an ‘anti-aging beverage’. It is loaded with nutrients and antioxidants which has powerful effects on the body. Natural chemicals called ‘polyphenols’ in tea are what are thought to provide anti-inflammatory and anti-carcinogenic effects. Cathechins are antioxidants that are said to help to prevent cell damage.
Flavors of Green Tea generally found in market
• Green tea with Tulsi
• Green tea with Honey
• Green tea Tulsi & Honey
• Green tea
• Green tea Lemon & Honey etc.,
Benefits of Green Tea
Cuts cancer risk
Improves Heart Health
Regulates Blood Pressure
Lowers the risk of Type-2 Diabetes
Promotes Weight Loss
Helps Relieve Arthritis
Improves Brain Health
Promotes Digestive Health
There are other benefits of consuming Green Tea daily. It prevents Tooth Decay, helps in Depression Treatment, and helps cure Hangovers, Improves energy and endurance. It also helps in treating Dark Circles and Puffy Eyes.
Right time to consume Green Tea:
Do not drink green tea on an empty stomach as it might hurt your liver. And taking it with a meal can hinder iron absorption. Ideally, you can take green tea 2 hours before or after a meal and 2 hours before bedtime.
Disclaimer: Taking high doses of green tea (more than 4 to 6 cups per day) can lead to nervousness, headache, vomiting, irregular heartbeat, dizziness, and vomiting. The side effects are due to the presence of Caffeine in Green Tea. If you have any Eye issues, Liver Diseases, during pregnancy and Breastfeeding, please consult your doctor before consuming Green Tea (consuming more than 2 times a day).