Green Tea Extract
July 30, 2018

Green tea or Camellia sinensis, has been known to have several health benefits ranging from weight loss to anti-aging. Green tea can be consumed at any time of the day as a refreshing and stimulating beverage. The high water content, low calorie and caffeine content, and a wide variety of nutrients make green tea ideal for regular consumption. Aside from being consumed as a brew green tea can also be used as a herb to flavor cooking. Green tea extracts have been used in topical preparations of anti-aging creams and also as a treatment for skin irritation and sensitive skin.

Nutrient content of Green Tea
Vitamins A, D, E, C, B, B5, B6, H and K have all been found in green tea. Green tea has also been found to contain several alkaloids and anti-oxidants. Epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) which is a powerful anti-oxidant is present in green tea. Green tea also contains a number of flavonoids, polyphenols and catechins which actively free radicals in the body and slow down aging.

In a 237g serving of tea the nutrient content is as follows:

         • 88gmcg of fluoride
         • 7mg of sodium
         • 87g of potassium
         • 2.4mg of phosphorus
         • 7.1mg of magnesium
         • 11.9mcg of foliate

Uses of Green Tea
As already mentioned, green tea is most commonly consumed as a beverage however its medicinal properties have increased the scope of its uses. Regular consumption of tea can lower the risk of several diseases including diabetes, high blood pressure, and cholesterol. The added benefits of these effects is a lower risk of heart disease and strokes.

Green tea can also prevent cancer owing to its anti-oxidant properties. Green tea is used as a treatment of inflammation, to control bad breath and tooth decay, and increase metabolism to aid in fat loss.

Green tea consumption can help cultivate healthy gut bacteria while destroying disease-causing bacteria. This also helps improve digestion and absorption of nutrients.

Other benefits associated with green tea include stronger bones, lower stress levels, increased alertness and an improved immune system. Green tea can also be used as an anti-depressant but severe depression should be reported to a trained medical practitioner.

Green tea consumption is advised against in people with stomach ulcers, kidney disorders and severe anxiety. Pregnant and breastfeeding women can consume green tea in moderate amounts but should avoid large amounts because of the caffeine content.

Green tea has a wide variety of uses some of which include as a beverage, in topical ointments, as a herb in cooking and as a home remedy for various illnesses.

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