The leaves of the Camellia sinensis is where green tea comes from and originated in China and since has been associated with other cultures around the globe. There are many countries now growing green tea and at the same time has resulted in a variety of different types of green tea as this is due to viable growing methods as well as harvesting methods.
Around the world scientists have studied the benefits of green tea and have found evidence such as people that drink tea regularly have a much lower chance of heart disease. There is still much research being done on green tea as well as the medicinal uses that green tea has.
* It has also been noted that those that drink green tea regularly will not develop certain types of cancer as well as green tea is useful when it comes to weight loss management. There are numerous anti oxidants known as Catechins which promote health benefits to humans such as the prevention of cancer especially of the colon, skin, lung’s and prostrate as the Catechins contain extremely powerful anti oxidants which protect the human cells from damage.
* Green tea lowers the cholesterol levels and prevents arteries from becoming blocked which ultimately prevent heart disease as well as strokes.
* Green tea, apparently, can also balances the blood sugar levels which help patients that suffer from Type I and Type II diabetes.
* Green tea speeds up the body’s metabolic rate which in turn burns fat while exercising which means one can burn up far more calories and lose weight effectively.
* Green tea aids the digestive system and this was one of the foremost discoveries as well as prevents people from getting ulcers and other stomach ailments. If you go back in time the Chinese would always drink a cup of green tea after their meal as do the Japanese people and this is still done till today.
* Green tea has been noted to have far more health benefits than any other food or beverage as this tea helps with headaches to nausea even depression and has also been used medicinally in China for around four thousand years.
What makes green tea so different from all the other Chinese teas such as oolong and black teas as these teas also come from the same leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant, is the way green tea has been processed as the green tea leaves are steamed instead of fermented like all the other teas and the steaming prevents the EGCG compound from being oxidized.