Green Tea Recipe - HOME
Green Tea Recipes - Home
Green tea is tea made with the leaves of Camellia sinensis that have undergone minimal oxidation. Green tea originates from China. Recently, it has become more widespread in the West. Many varieties of green tea have been created.
Over the last decades green tea has been subjected to many medical studies to determine the extent of green tea health benefits, suggesting that green tea drinkers have lower chances of heart diseasb and developing certain cancers. Although green tea does not raise the metabolic rate enough to produce weight loss, a green tea extract containing polyphenols and caffeine has been shown to induce thermogenesis and stimulate fat oxidation, boosting the metabolic rate.
There are just a few medical conditions in which drinking green tea is reputed to be helpful:
- rheumatoid arthritis
- high cholesterol levels
- cariovascular disease
- impaired immune function
The Secret of green tea
Green tea is rich in catechin polyphenol, epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG). EGCG is a powerful anti-oxidant: besides inhibiting the growth of cancer cells, it kills cancer cells without harming healthy tissue. It has also been effective in lowering LDL cholesterol levels, and inhibiting the abnormal formation of blood clots. As you know thrombosis is the leading cause of heart attacks and stroke. What sets green tea apart form other Chinese teas is the way it is processed. Green tea leaves are steamed, which prevents the EGCG compound from being oxidized.