The green tea , Latin name ” Camellia sinensis ” is a plant species of Chinese origin, being made known to the world from this eastern country.Legend has it that Bodhidharma, a Persian monk , tired of not being able to concentrate on his meditation, cut his eyelids and threw them to the ground; it was in this medium that they germinated, and thus it was that the tea plant was born and grew.

Green tea has many qualities, and even today it is frequently used, both in the social environment and in the medical field.

What does the green tea works for?

In green tea, functions and uses continue to be found for the benefit of humanity.

Green tea is used to:

  • Get effects similar to those of caffeine, clearing the mind of the consumer.
  • Provide antioxidants to the body
  • Acquire a state of relaxation
  • Accelerate metabolism and lose weight

Effects similar to those of caffeine

Green tea contains in its composition a chemical called ” theine ” whose chemical interaction with the body produces an improvement in alertness, a decrease in fatigue and the feeling of having a clear mind.

Provides antioxidants to the body

Green tea, in its natural form and with few processes that modify it, contains antioxidants called ” flavonoids “, which serve as relaxants and accelerators of metabolism, maintaining the figure of a person who organizes his diet.

It is used to acquire a state of relaxation

After ingesting green tea, it is possible to achieve a light and well-oxygenated blood flow, favoring a state of calm and relaxation; This way, continuous sleep and optimal rest can be guaranteed.

Accelerate metabolism and lose weight

Green tea is usually packed in porous sachets, which are accommodated in a box for sale.

Green tea contains chemicals that are involved in the metabolic processes of fats and sugars, helping the body have these heavy compounds disintegrated enough to obtain energy from them.

By getting more and more energy from fats and sugars, you can lose weight faster.

Green tea side effects

Green tea consumed in excess leads to a higher concentration of its properties . In people with sensitivity to caffeine and theine, it produces insomnia or nervous disorders , making it difficult to reach the state of relaxation that corresponds to the biological clock.

There may also be an increase in the number of urinations during the day.

Green tea and the other varieties

Green tea is already well known and used in the world, especially in England, where it has been given diffusion and a social nature . In this European country it is a convention that at 5 in the afternoon adults meet for a cup of tea, while having interesting conversations.

Similarly, some varieties of tea ( Camelia sinensis ) are known in the West , such as:

  • Green tea
  • Black tea
  • Red tea

Actually there are more varieties, whose diversity depends on several factors:

  • Type of crop
  • Cutting season
  • Drying type
  • Other processes that are carried out for its production

The tea is sold in small cloth bags . Curiously, these bags began to be used like this by mere accident , as a merchant put the tea bags in envelopes to be able to send them by mail, mistaking the idea that he sent them that way to be inserted into the cup. It is thanks to this eventuality that this way of offering tea in the market was established.

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Dr. Samantha Robson ( CRN: 0510146-5) is a nutritionist and website content reviewer related to her area of ​​expertise. With a postgraduate degree in Nutrition from The University of Arizona, she is a specialist in Sports Nutrition from Oxford University and is also a member of the International Society of Sports Nutrition.

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