Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Antioxidants in Green Tea Health Benefits

Antioxidants in green tea helps to reduce cholesterol levels and reduces the age related problems. Lemon green tea improves the digestive system and liver function
                                                                                                     Steaming hot cup of green tea to start the day is not only refreshing but also is very healthy. Green tea comes from the leaves of the plant, camellia sinensis. It is rich in antioxidants. Did you know herbal green tea can be prepared at home with the addition of a few easily available herbs? Herbal green tea combines the health benefits of green tea with added to that of the herbs.
Green Tea
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Origins of Tea

Tea has been used as a beverage in China for thousands of years. It was discovered when a Chinese emperor dropped some tea leaves in boiling water. When he drank, he found it refreshing. The taste of green tea is often described as light.

Green Tea

Green tea is dried but not wilted. It has a more delicate flavor than black tea. It is said to be more beneficial for health. It contains small amounts of caffeine. The chance of dental cavities is reduced by drinking green tea as it contains fluorine. It helps to prevent blood clots as it is a blood thinner. It contains minerals and salts in plenty

Benefits of Antioxidants in Green Tea

The antioxidants in green tea will

- Lower the LDL cholesterol and triglyceride levels, helping to prevent

heart disease

- Reduce the incidence of age related degenerative diseases

- Help skincare with its anti-inflammatory and anti-cancerous properties

- Help the sugar metabolism process as it contains polyphenols

- Lower the blood sugar levels in diabetics

- Reduces the risk of developing type 2 diabetes in healthy people

- Lower the risk of cancer by inhibiting the production of cancerous cells

Preparation of Herbal Green Tea

Cardamom green tea

Cardamom powder can be added to green tea when it is boiled. It nor only gives it a distinct flavor and aroma but also has health benefits. It helps to
improve digestion. Cardamom is a herbal spice which has detoxifying properties. It is also helpful in controlling the symptoms of asthma and bronchitis. It
helps to relieve sore throat. Cardamom is also an antacid and is a stimulant.

Cloves green  tea

Add 4-5 cloves to the boiling tea and take it out after a few minutes. Cloves add a distinct peppery taste to the tea. They are very good antioxidants.
They help to relieve tooth ache. Cloves contain flavonoids which have anti-inflammatory properties. They help to fight respiratory infections like asthma
and bronchitis.

Ginger green  tea

Add a few slices of ginger to the boiling tea and take it out after 5 minutes. Ginger is an excellent remedy for indigestion. It has antiviral,
anti-inflammatory and antifungal properties. It relieves the symptoms common cold. It helps to get rid of nausea. It also helps to get rid of diarrhea.
Ginger lowers cholesterol levels and reduces the chances of blood clot.

Lemon Green Tea

Lemon tea is not only very tasty but also very healthy. Add a few drops of lemon juice and a tsp of honey to the green tea. It gives a distinct flavor and
taste. Lemon is rich in vitamin C and fights infection. It reduces blood pressure and lowers LDL levels. It also helps to clean up the digestive system and
purify liver.

All these herbal additives added to green tea make the herbal green tea not only tasty but also the healthiest drink.