What is Green Tea?
Green Tea is a type of Tea that originated in China. It is made from the buds and leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant, which do not undergo the same withering and oxidation process that is used to make Black Tea.
What are the health benefits of Green Tea?
Green tea is more than just a hydrating, natural caffeine alternative to Coffee. And while coffee can stimulate your metabolism, it can also cause jitters. Green Tea is different, with less caffiene than coffee and l-theanine, which actually reduces the jitters caused by caffeine.
Green tea does more than just keep you alert too, as it contains a rich source of natural compounds known as polyphenols. The prominant catechin (a type of polyphenol) in Green Tea is epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), which is known to reduce Inflammation.
Other studies of Green Tea suggest that it can aid Blood Sugar Control, promote weight loss, improve Brain health, and aid those involved in intense physical exercise routines during the recovery/rest period.