Green teas have a unique flavor, and have become increasingly popular for their many health benefits. This variety of the Camelia Sinensis plant contains high levels of polyphenols and catechins (antioxidants), linked to reducing the risk of cancer, improving brain function and lowering the risk of chronic diseases.
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Green Tea is one of the healthiest beverages on earth dating back to 2737 B.C., and while there are different versions of the stories associated with the discovery of green tea, one thing is certain: Green Tea is simply the leaves of the Camellia Sinensis plant, and is enjoyed around the world for its many health benefits related to the rich antioxidants and nutrients that have multiple effects on the body.
Green Tea is loaded with Catechins (Epigallocatechin Gallate - EGCG). It contains less caffeine than coffee, and includes the amino acid L-theanine, important for improving brain function. One of the benefits of Green Tea is its ability to boost your metabolism and increase fat-burning, although more research is necessary in this area. Several studies have shown that consumption of Green Tea may lower the risk of some forms of cancer. Green Tea includes a bioactive compound that may reduce the risk of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease, two common neurodegenerative disorders.