Japanese green tea benefits
A type of polyphenol, it gives the tea its bitterness and astringency. Just some of its health benefits include antibacterial qualities, body fat reduction and anti-allergenic effects. Catechin is a generic name that refers to EGC, ECG, EC, GC and, the recently popular EGCG.
Contributing to the bitterness of tea, caffeine stimulates the central nervous system, prevents drowsiness, strengthens the heart and metabolism and helps to clear the body of unwanted salt and water.
Giving tea its umami and sweetness, theanine calms the effects of caffeine and acts on the nerve cells of the brain for relaxation.
Vitamin C, E and β Carotene
Vitamin C is well known to have benefits on your skin and flu prevention, and vitamin E reduces the effects of aging.
* Vitamin E and β carotene do not dissolve in water, so you cannot enjoy their benefits without consuming the tea leaves themselves. This is possible with powdered green tea.
Known to reduce the risk of colorectal cancer.
* Much of the dietary fiber in tea does not dissolve in water. Just as with vitamin E and β carotene, the benefits of dietary fiber can be obtained through drinking powdered green tea.
Prevents cavities and strengthens the outer layer of teeth.
Minerals are required by the body to build metabolism. Tea is particularly high in potassium. Minerals also protect the alkaline nature of blood. Tea, like fruits and vegetables, is high in alkaline for your health.
Like ginseng and saiko, known as one of the key ingredients in Chinese medicine.
Tea has long been known as the key to a long, healthy life. And now, previously unknown benefits of tea are continuing to be discovered. Here, we’ll discuss the main health benefits of tea.
Tea contains a high concentration of vitamins. Vitamin C prevents melanin pigmentation of the skin, while also slowing the appearance of wrinkles, freckles and generally improving the brightness of the skin.
Preventing aging, preventing lifestyle diseases
Lipids in the body often bind together with active oxygen and create lipid peroxide, which can clog the blood vessels and contribute to the development of lifestyle arterial diseases and thrombosis. By suppressing the development of active oxygen in the body, tea helps to slow the appearance of the physical effects of aging.
Catechin, vitamin E and vitamin C all reduce the effects of active oxygen. Particularly catechin and vitamin C work together to have a positive effect on your health.
*Vitamin E does not dissolve in water, so its benefits can only be enjoyed by consuming tea leaves themselves or powdered green tea.
Recovery from tiredness
The catechin in tea have a revitalizing effect that helps you recover from tiredness and fatigue. It also has a muscle stimulant, making it the perfect drink for tiring work or sports.
The catechin in tea have also been proven to inhibit carcinogenic activity within the body.
Catechin work to inhibit the rise of cholesterol in the body. In fact, while it reduces bad LDL cholesterol, it has no effect on good HDL cholesterol. In addition, vitamin C also is known to contribute to a decrease in cholesterol levels.
Stops rising blood sugar
Catechin also slow the digestion of sugars, meaning that glucose is absorbed into the blood slower, preventing sudden rises in blood sugar.
Prevention of food poisoning
Catechin have very strong anti bacterial properties. Even the catechin in very weak tea can kill vibrio cholerae and staphylococcus bacteria. However, they have positive effects on the growth of good bacteria such as bifidus in the intestines.
Preventing cold and flu
The vitamin C in tea strengthens your immune system, aids in recovery from fatigue and catechin’s antibacterial properties lessen the effects of the influenza virus. In fact, the antibacterial effects of tea make it perfect for a gargle to prevent a cold.
The fluorine in tea strengthens the outer area of the teeth and prevents cavities from forming. In addition, the antibacterial effects of catechin help to stop the formation of mutans bacteria and plaque, which causes cavities.
Catechin can suppress the symptoms of allergies. Recently, a type of tea called Benifuki, containing Methylated catechin, has become known for reducing the symptoms of hay fever.
For your diet
Exercising burns fat and contributes to losing weight. However, for the first thirty minutes of exercising, your body uses glycogen, a type of sugar, not fat, as a source of energy. If you drink tea prior to exercising, the caffeine will allow your body to use fat as a primary energy source, contributing to the effectiveness of your diet and exercise. Additionally, catechin strengthen the effectiveness of enzymes that break down fat, making it a good idea to drink tea with meals.
*Please be aware that these effects are not immediate. We do not recommend drinking large amounts of tea until you see a benefit. For example, catechin, like caffeine, stimulates the stomach and can cause discomfort if consumed in large amount. We recommend being aware of these benefits, and enjoying tea as a part of a healthy lifestyle.
*These benefits have been proved medically and nutritionally, however they are simply general information and not medical advice. If you have any problems with your health, please seek medical assistance.