Green tea is often referred to and understood as herbal tea. This particular herbal tea contains a blend of three teas: Puerh (Pu-erh), Sencha and Wuyi Cliff Oolong (Wu Long). Tea is the most widely consumed beverage in the world, following water kombucha companies.
There has been a surge of media coverage in recent times of green tea about the health benefits including boosting metabolism and weight loss. However, the Chinese have been drinking green tea for centuries and have benefited from its curative properties, ranging from treating minor headaches to much larger matters such as preventing cancer.
Green tea is rich in polyphenols. Polyphenols are chemical with powerful antioxidant properties and are classified as catechins. Green tea contains six primary catechin compounds, including epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG). Many studies are beginning to confirm the health benefits of drinking herbal tea regularly. Here you will discover five major health benefits of this scientifically blended green tea:
This unique blend of tea containing Pu erh, Sencha and Wu-Long leaves have the most powerful concentration of polyphenols which help to stimulate thermogenesis. Thermogenesis is the process which burns calories. Green tea with caffeine has been shown to increase thermogenesis by 28%, thereby increasing fat burn. As a morning beverage, green tea has a nominal amount of calories compared to most usual beverages such as regular tea and coffee that most people drink. The simplest way to lose those extra inches on the waistline would be to substitute your regular beverages to this flavoursome tea.
Prevention of Cancer
The Oolong Chinese tea, whose leaves are only partially oxidized gives it a rich floral flavour. It’s these whole leaves of Wu Long which provide the added concentration of polyphenols. The harmful effects of free radicals are well documented for causing cardiovascular diseases, aging and cancer. The antioxidant properties of polyphenols help to mop up free radicals and help kill cancerous cells and stop them from growing. In a clinical study, the results suggested that women under the age of 50 who consumed three or more cups of green tea per day were 37% less likely to develop breast cancer compared to women who didn’t drink tea.
Promotes Healthy Teeth
Fluoride is a natural compounds which gets accumulated in tea leaves over time, so the oldest leaves contain the most, while the youngest contain the least. The fluoride kills the bacteria in the mouth that causes plaque. Fluoride helps to maintain healthy, cavity-free teeth. Pu erh tea is rich in magnesium which helps in forming healthy teeth and bones. Even drinking 7 eight-ounce cups of green tea every day, your fluoride intake would still be within the “safe zone”. Of course, it also means that when consuming this healthy green tea, you are less likely to consume sugar laden fizzy drinks which are harmful to the teeth. The oral health of teeth can be vastly improved by regular consumption of this healthy tea.