The benefits and harms of green tea
Green tea – source of health and longevity in Eastern countries, it has always been considered a healing drink. In Russia the majority of people drink black tea, but green varieties start to spread across the country. Unlike black tea, green contains in its structure a large amount of catechins – compounds that have antioxidant properties, prolong life, slow aging, protect blood vessels, prevents the development of diabetes. Green tea contains polyphenols, which reduce the level of cholesterol in the blood, break down fat, accelerate the metabolism.
Part of the tea fluoride strengthens teeth and prevents tooth decay. Also, this drink has antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and antiviral properties, which help in infectious diseases and dysbiosis. Tea displays the body of toxins and salts.
To continue the list of beneficial effects of green tea for a long time, but its benefits can say, but if you drink tea of high quality to brew it and limit consumption.
Strong brewed green tea harmful for people with nervous exhaustion, it can lead to insomnia and fatigue, it is also desirable to drink this drink for those who suffer from tachycardia. It is not recommended to drink plenty of tea during pregnancy, there is evidence that abuse of green tea is harmful for people who have problems with pressure.
How often and how much to drink green tea
No need to abandon this drink just because it has some harmful properties, as its useful qualities outweigh them in some time. To reduce the harm from green tea to a minimum, you need to follow a few simple rules. First, do not brew a very strong tea – this drink has a large amount of caffeine has a harmful effect on the nervous system. Secondly, the doctors say that in the day you can drink ten pints of it really is large quantity, so stick to this simple rule. It is important to choose a quality brand of tea, preferably loose leaf, not bags.
Tea bags can also be good, but more likely in paper bags with tea leaves mixed waste tea production.
It is also desirable to drink green tea on an empty stomach as it irritates the mucous membrane of the stomach, but after eating this drink stimulates digestion only. Do not wash down medicine tea, as it removes chemical substances from the body and thereby reduces the effect of tablets.