Green tea benefits and harms to health
Green tea — this is a non-oxidized tea. After collecting the tea leaves are immediately dried. Leaves in dry form are green. The infusion is greenish or yellowish, has a herbal aroma and tart taste.
The chemical composition of tea
It includes 15-25% protein compounds, including amino acids. This increases the nutritional value of tea, which not below the nutritional value of legumes. It includes very important for the body glutamine is an amino acid that has beneficial effects on the nervous system. It is also very important to say about the content of catechins, substances that have
antioxidant effects. Antioxidants reduce free radicals in the body that can cause cancer. The benefit is also tetany, a substance that has antimicrobial activity. The better the tea, the more content tetanine. One of the most important component is caffeine. But caffeine, which is contained in green tea differs from caffeine in coffee. Action tea caffeine softer, he only slightly stimulates the nervous system, dilates blood vessels, thus improves the access of oxygen to the brain and makes breathing easier.
Green tea has a diaphoretic effect, so it is useful to drink at an elevated temperature of the body, inflammations, thus, the body is cleansed from harmful toxins. Due to this property, the tea is useful for people with diseases of the urinary system, where there is a buildup of toxins and harmful substances in the body.
The improvement of the body
The benefits of green tea for the digestive system is that tannin stimulates digestion and facilitates the digestion of foods that will relieve you from the feeling of heaviness in the stomach. And contained in tea pectin will help break down fats, and not let them deposited on the walls of blood vessels, thus protecting you from atherosclerosis.
Due to its ability to dilate blood vessels, green tea improves blood flow to the brain thereby improving memory, focus, relieves drowsiness and depression. And the combination of the ability to break down fats and dilate the blood vessels reduces the risk of heart attack and stroke.
Green tea will help you cope with inflammatory skin diseases. For this you need to brew the tea, cool it and make ice cubes with them every morning to wipe the skin areas where there is inflammation. In the presence of inflammation of the gums enough each night to rinse the mouth with a strong infusion of green tea.
Negative qualities of tea
Most of us have only heard about its benefits, but like any other product, tea has some harmful properties, and some may even be contraindicated.
Now we will talk about the reverse side of the coin, about the harmful effects of caffeine. All necessary measure and should not be abused even tea, because excessive consumption of caffeine can lead to negative consequences. For example, lead to abnormal heart rhythm, difficulty falling asleep, irritability and irritability, trembling of the hands and loss of appetite.
Gastritis or gastric ulcer, it is not recommended to drink strong green tea, because of its ability to enhance the production of gastric juice. Stomach acid causes irritation of the mucous membrane of the stomach wall, which can cause deterioration of health or disease exacerbation. For the same reason it is not recommended to drink tea on an empty stomach.
In tea leaves contain large amounts of manganese, fluoride, phosphorus, magnesium, calcium, which are beneficial for the body in small amounts, but when consumed to excess, can harm the body, up to intoxication. Minerals accumulate over time and stored in the body, if in a few years to drink plenty of green tea. Contained in tea polyphenols, which have antioxidant effects, useful in small amounts, but in excess is harmful to the liver.
Bagged tea carries use, this tea is crushed and oxidized bags. Manufacturers of packaged teas not care about the quality of the raw materials, and that tea was easy to brew. These teas are much cheaper quality teas.
The results and some useful tips for you
Not to consume green tea on an empty stomach.
You should not drink too strong tea.
Do not drink large quantities of tea before bedtime.
Buy only quality products.
Remember that all necessary measure.
If you have diseases of the cardiovascular system, gastritis or peptic ulcer, drink green tea in small amounts.
Enjoy your tea!
“Better to remain three days without salt than one day without tea.” (traditional Chinese proverb)