Green tea is already known thousands of years ago and is very valued drink in Asian countries, not only for its refreshing and aromatic taste, but also because it is extremely healthy.
In the 12th century the Camellia sinensis plant was imported from China to Japan and from it started to produce green tea. Green tea is treated with steam only to not destroy the enzymes, and then air dried. Because when it comes to the process of oxidation and fermentation, retains its green color and almost all valuable ingredients. Daily drinking green tea belongs to today’s culture of Japan, in country where there is smallest percentage of cancer.
From the 17th century medical research are done on green tea, which have shown that it contains vitamins A1, B2, B12, C and E, as well as many minerals and trace elements. Also, it clean the body of toxins, reduces pain in stomach and intestines, lowers blood fat levels, also is good for the heart and blood pressure, it prevent arteriosclerosis, is good anti-inflammation, it normalize the thyroid gland, it improves blood circulation and skin regeneration, it’s increases mental and physical activity, works against depression, promotes healing of liver patients, it’s good for rheumatism also. According to the latest research, green tea contains EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate), which reduces the cancer cells, making it a success in the fight against cancer and hepatitis.
It is a very good for athletes because like we said it improves physical activity, increases concentration, motivation and stamina. This tea speeds up metabolism, improves digestion, stimulates the breakdown of fat and cleanses the organs of toxins.
Green tea is prepared to be stronger, but it should strain after two to three minutes.
Theoretically, green tea can reduce the adoption of iron, and is not recommended for use in anemia. In the case of increased intake of cola, guarana, coffee, mate, ephedra and energy drinks (which usually contain these stimulators) there is a possibility of excessive stimulation of the body to form: rapid heartbeat, increased blood pressure, increased secretion of fluids, insomnia, loss of appetite . Green tea is not recommended in patients who are allergic to caffeine, insomnia, epilepsy.