A health point of view

There are more and more studies emerging that suggest Green Tea can slow down certain types of cancers, protect against heart disease, help prevent premature ageing and promote overall health and wellbeing. 

The reason that Green Tea specifically has so many health benefits is because of the way it is processed. Black tea and oolongs are processed in a way that ferments them. Green Tea’s processing avoids this fermentation. As a result, Green Tea retains the maximum amount of bioactive compounds, nutrients and benefits.

  • Green Tea is loaded with polyphenols, which function as powerful antioxidants (the good guys). Antioxidants reduce the formation of free radicals (the bad guys) in the body, protecting cells and molecules from damage and premature ageing.
  • One of the more powerful compounds in Green Tea is the antioxidant Epigallocatechin Gallate (EGCG), which has been studied as a treatment for various diseases including cancer, diabetes, arthritis and heart disease. It is believed to be one of the main reasons Green Tea has such powerful medicinal properties.
  • Green Tea contains less caffeine than coffee, but enough to produce an effect. It also contains the amino acid L-theanine, which works synergistically with caffeine to improve brain function, i.e. improves focus, mood, alertness and general cognitive functioning.
  • Green Tea’s bioactive compounds can help prevent plaque build-up in the brain and inhibit the activity of enzymes associated with the development of Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.
  • The catechins (phytochemical compounds) in Green Tea inhibit the growth of bacteria and some viruses. This can lower the risk of infections and lead to overall improvements in dental health, a lower risk of cavities, and fresher smelling breath.
  • Research also suggests Green Tea will help with metabolism, weight control, stress, chronic fatigue, skin disease, and treating inflammation.

In the words of the Monk Eisai again:
‘Tea is a miraculous medicine for the maintenance of health. Tea has extraordinary power to prolong life. Anywhere a person cultivates tea, long life will follow.’

Please note: GreenWitch Tea is in no way advising you on your health issues. For all personal ailments consult your personal doctor/health practitioner.

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