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A type of tea rich in anti oxidents

  • Green tea is from solely from the leaves of Camellia sinensis, a species of tea.
  • Green tea originates from China.
  • This tea is proven to lower risk of developing heart disease and certain types of cancer.
  • It is both a beverage and a method of traditional medicine in most of Asia.
  • Green tea is processed and grown in a variety of ways, depending on the type of green tea desired.
  • Some Green tea plants are grown in the sun and those grown under the shade.
  • A Green tea plant harvested three times per year, first in late April to early May, second June through July and the third in July to early August.
  • A fourth harvest is sometimes possible.
  • EGCG in green tea has a powerful ability to increase regulatory T cells in the body and boost the immune system and suppress autoimmune disorders.
  • A higher consumption of green tea is associated with a lower prevalence of cognitive impairment in humans.
  • Green tea extract is used in numerous cosmetic products including skin creams, facial washes and is apparently effective at fighting acne and spots.
  • Green tea gives no side effects unlike other forms of tea and coffee.
  • Drinking around 4 cups of tea a day can help slow down tooth decay as tea contains fluoride which is important for the health of teeth.
  • Tea is believed to have anti aging properties. The Japanese have one of the longest life expectancies in the world, and this is partly attributed to drinking green tea.
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