The legend of green tea started in 2737 BC, in the era of Emperor Shen Nung who is popularly known as the “Divine Healer”. He accidentally blew a few tea leaves into his boiling hot drinking water, which gave a captivating aroma, from then on he began to drink that same mixture, and started to promote the well-being and good health benefits. Green tea spread throughout China and Japan, and they have been drinking it ever since to promote good health.
Today, green tea extracts continuously prove its health benefits. Made from unoxidized leaves which contains the benefit of Polyphenols and antioxidants.
The Polyphenols also known as Flavonoids or Catechins, found in green tea are abundant in antioxidants or Epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG). The EGCG is very rich in Vitamins C and E to protect cells and DNA from the free radical damage connected to various health problems.
Through the years green tea has been shown to deliver a positive health benefit such as anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, cardiovascular, anti-cancer, metabolic, hematologic and neurological effects.
It is no surprise that it has gained popularity in Australia and the world. Drinking tea has become a healthy lifestyle activity. Here are some more advantages that you’ll gain drinking green tea:
- Extra energy;
- Refresh, calm and enlighten;
- Promote health;
- Fat burning;
- It can aid in the control of bleeding and healing wounds;
- Aid digestion;
- Improve heart and mental health;
- Regulate body temperature;
- It has the potential positive effects to improve liver conditions, Alzheimer’s disease, type 2 diabetes and cancer prevention;
- Heart benefits due to the compounds it contains that protect the cardiovascular system;
- Lower cholesterol levels because green tea can reduce LDL or bad cholesterol;
- Help lower stroke risk;
- Research studied show green tea’s promising positive treatment of cognitive impairments associated with neuro-psychiatric disorders, such as dementia.
The Institute of Food Research has published a new study that adds more to the growing body of evidence that certain compounds found naturally in foods have specific effects that help prevent chronic diseases. They have uncovered a mechanism by which polyphenols in green tea and apples affect a key signalling molecule, which could explain other studies that have shown how polyphenol-rich foods reduce risks of chronic diseases.