About green tea
Today, scientific research in both Asia and the west is providing har
evidence for the health benefits long associated with drinking gree
Is any other food or drink reported to have as many health benefits a
green tea? The Chinese have known about the medicinal benefits of gree
tea since ancient times, using it to treat everything from headaches t
Did you know people are taking green tea extract as an aid to weigh
loss? Scientific research shows us that this herbal supplement ca
actually help the body get rid of excess fat by revving up the it
metabolic rate, the energy burning process.
Metabolism is a chemical process carried out by the body that create
the energy you need to live. Increasing the metabolic rate require
means more fuel is required to be burned and this is where the bod
will usually draw on its fat reserves to enable the process, this i
how your overall weight is reduced.
The end result, as desired is of course, is achievement of weight loss
But naturally this only happens as part of an overall effective weigh
loss program. You still need to eat healthily and take regula
exercise.Personally I prefer drinking green tea as it was meant to b
and enjoying it that way! But if you do not like the taste then this i
a good way to still take advantage of the health benefits.In a grocer
store or in a convenience store in front of the beverage cooler yo
will see green tea this or green tea that. Green tea has turned up i
all sorts of products. If you haven?t tried green tea, you might b
wondering what all the to-do is about.
So now you may be asking what is the difference between green tea an
the black tea you are used to drinking.
Both teas come from the same plant; the difference is the way th
different teas are processed. The green tea in not fermented it ha
been dried. Because of the shorter processing time the green tea has
lighter flavor than the black tea. Green tea is good for you becaus
the processing keeps all the beneficial elements left in the tea.
Green tea doesn?t taste anything like the tea you usually drink. Mos
green tea drinkers do not add milk or sugar, but you can if you like
Green tea has been described as having a light, fresh, green flavor
Some of the various green teas have just a little sweetness taste t
them. Others are a little more astringent.
There are several different varieties of green tea each with its ow
flavor; however they all seem to have one flavor quality in common.
To try really good green tea you will want to look in a gourmet te
store rather than a grocery store. The grocery store doesn?t have th
selection you will find in a gourmet tea store. You will find a goo
selection of green teas look in your local Asian food store. Some o
the types you will want to look for is; Sencha, Gunpowder, or Drago
Green tea is brewed just like you would brew the tea you normall
drink, except you will not want the water to boil. You will want t
brew you tea when the water is on the verge of boiling. Green tea is
more delicate tea so you want to the water to be a little cooler.T
date, the only negative side effect reported from drinking green tea i
insomnia due to the fact that it contains caffeine. However, green te
contains less caffeine than coffee: there are approximately thirty t
sixty mg. of 'caffeine
in six - eigh
ounces of tea, compared to over one-hundred mg. in eight ounces o
- posted 10 years ago