Want to drink green tea but it scares you?

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Want to drink green tea but it scares you?

Set aside everything you’ve heard about green tea.

What is green tea?

Green tea is differentiated from other teas because of the processing of tea leaves that create green tea.

Green tea is the least processed form of tea. Green tea leaves are steamed, not withered or fermented like black tea or oolong tea and thus retain more of its polyphenols.

What are polyphenols?

Polyphenols are compounds found in plants, including flavonoids and phenolic acid, that are greatly beneficial in fighting disease …

Green tea is considered the most beneficial as the tea leaves are steamed immediately upon harvesting, unlike black tea where the tea leaves are fermented.

The Green tea processing of tea leaves preserve more of its polyphenols, particularly the catechins, which make up 30% of the dry weight of the green tea leaves.

Just think of the benefits of green tea….

Overweight and obese individuals are more likely to experience many diseases and health conditions including:

1) Hypertension (high blood pressure)

2) Osteoarthritis (a degeneration of cartilage and its underlying bone within a joint)

3) High levels of bad cholesterol.

4) Type 2 Diabetes.

5) Coronary heart disease.

6) Stroke

7) Gallbladder disease.

8) Inability to sleep soundly and respiratory problems.

9) Cancer

Catechins found in Green tea promote weight loss primarily in three ways:

1) Decreases fat absorption

2) Increases fat excretion

3) Suppresses appetite

With increasing rates of overweight and obesity widely prevalent in the United States of America, green tea has a beneficial impact on food intake, body weight gain, and body fat which reduces the risk of Type 2 Diabetes.

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