Green tea is rich in caffeine, which serves to help weight loss, but it can also be used to lower cholesterol and prevent the heart disease, and can be consumed as tea or capsules.
Green tea is also good for detoxifying the liver and contributes to the elimination of cellulite. It can be eaten hot or cold and can also be mixed with fruits to increase the effects.
Its scientific name is ‘Camellia sinensis’ and can be purchased in health food stores, drugstores and some supermarkets.
Green tea is used to improve the body’s natural defenses, weight loss, combat chronic inflammation caused by the accumulation of body fat, help control blood glucose blood sugar, fight osteoporosis and maintain alertness and attention. Due to the presence of good concentration of catechins, green tea is capable of prenenir the appearance of cancer in the stomach, intestine and lung.
The properties of green tea include its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, hypoglycemic, anti-tumor and energizing. Green tea has flavonoids, catechins, polyphenols, alkaloids, vitamins and minerals that contribute to the prevention and treatment of various diseases.
HOW TO CONSUME:
The used parts of the green tea are the leaves and buds, to make teas or slimming capsules.
– Green Tea for high cholesterol: Add 1 tablespoon (tea) of green tea in a cup of boiling water. Cover, let it warm for 4 minutes, strain and drink up to 4 cups a day.
– For cancer prevention is recommended to take 1 liter of tea a day on a regular basis.
Side effects of green tea include nausea, stomach pain and indigestion. It also lowers blood clotting ability and, therefore, should be avoided before surgery. Is contraindicated during pregnancy and lactation, as well as for patients with difficulty sleeping, gastritis or high blood pressure.