Tea For Change

Tea For Change

If you ever think to include green tea in your routine life then make a note that you are actually going to take a potion that will change your life. Sounds like some joke in the morning newspaper? But yes, that is very true. You never know Green Tea can be a life-changing and even life saviour. Research says that more than 40,000 adults in Japan inculcate the habit to drink only 5 cups a day of green tea for continuous 11 years. After this, it was observed that the people who were a part of this habit were less likely to lose their life before time. Even if we start listing the benefits of green tea there are numerous and never-ending. And the list goes on and on. It is known to contain a great amount of:

  1. Catechins,
  2. Flavones and
  3. Flavonols,

These are biochemicals that are known to possess antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anticancer properties.

As we all know and have studied, mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell wherein all the basic activities happen at a cellular level. All ground zero activities happen in mitochondria, the major work is the production of energy. And the rest of the duties are as follows:

  1. Fat Burning
  2. Other Metabolic Processes

Now, what is the role of Green Tea in the following? Green Tea helps in repairing and strengthening by helping the processes that directly help and affect the cell to make the enzymes that eventually stimulate the production of more mitochondria. This healthy functioning of mitochondria means healthy metabolism and finally healthy life because there would be more energy, greater clarity and even weight loss.

Now the caffeine drinkers might also think that this research is happening on green tea normally but the researches are being done on the caffeinated version of green tea. But green tea drinkers do not get jitters like the caffeinated tea drinkers do, rather they get nutrients and a healthy lifestyle with the same cup of tea. There's no side effect of caffeine in green tea because green tea contains an amino acid known as L-theanine which are the relaxing agents from nature. And gifts calm and focus to the body and mind.

Where does green tea come from? Green tea comes from the plant called Camellia sinensis which is processed differently from other tea leaves

The original fact is that the green leaves of green tea are processed but to a very lenient level like barely there is any processing. Mostly they are just dried, and because they are just naturally dried they all hold the vitamins and other nutrients in them properly. That means no loss of nutrients because no tea treatment processes. A mug full of green tea is full of healthy life and healthfulness because the leaves are never fermented before being brewed. We can simply take the little leaves and make powder out of them. It can be extracted and even used in medicines therefore green tea becomes not just a healthy meal but a healing agent too.

Have you ever noticed that countries like China, Japan, Korea, Vietnam are not prone to western lifestyle-related health issues like heart diseases, cancers, etc? This is because all of the households in these nations are having a pot full of green tea. And because of this availability of green tea, they all have frequent cups of green tea which is a cup of tea with no carbohydrates, fats, no sugar, only nutrition.

We always focus on nutritional value, we are being made to learn about the nutrients. Initially, we also used to think that nutrition is limited to the major nutrients like carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, minerals now with the new era we are discovering plants with nutrients. Plants and their parts have hidden and invisible edible qualities. They are even present in tea leaves in the teabag.

Green tea is full of flavonoids, which are cancer fighters in the cup of tea. Now the qualities of green tea help the cells of skin, breast, lung, colon. Esophageal and bladder cancers.

Other than fighting cancer, green tea also contains other properties namely:

  1. Polyphenols and
  2. Catechins

which are the protecting shields of the heart and arteries heart and arteries, which keeps the heart diseases at bay and also helps in lowering down bad cholesterol.

There's' always a debate going on around green tea being more beneficial than drinking simple water. There even researches that green tea should only be consumed than water because the tea not only hydrates but also imparts nutrients. But yes, this can be done that the more you drink green tea there are lower the risks of death and even other health problems. So, drink tea and not just tea but green tea that too five cups a day is the best to maintain the health.



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