Green tea: Health Benefits and Side effects

What is Green Tea?

Green Tea is made from Camellia Sinensis leaves and buds that have not undergone the same withering and oxidation process used to make black tea. Green tea is mainly popular in Asian countries like China and India. Green tea has recently gained its popularity in the united states for its health benefits. Green tea contains antioxidants and beneficial Polyphenols.

Green tea contains relatively less amount of Caffeine compared with black tea which contains about 50 mg per cup.

Green tea is considered to be one of the healthiest drinks with the highest amount of antioxidants of any tea in the world.

Health benefits of green tea:

Green tea and Cancer:-

According to the National cancer research institute, the countries where green tea consumption is high cancer rates tends to be lower.

It is believed that the high levels of polyphenols in tea help kill Cancerous cells and stop them from growing.

However, other studies have not found that green tea can reduce cancer risk.

Green tea and Heart benefits:-

Consumption of green tea is associated with reduced mortality due to all causes, including cardiovascular diseases.

Reduction of cholesterol:-

Higher Consumption of Green tea helps in the reduction of bad cholesterol.


The development of type 2 diabetes is said to be reduced for green tea drinkers.

Weight loss:-

Green tea helps in the reduction of weight in overweight and obese adults.

Side Effects:-

There are side-effects of drinking green tea for adults.

Caffeine sensitivity– People with severe caffeine sensitivities could experience insomnia, anxiety, irritability, nausea, or upset stomach.

Blood thinners– It is recommended to avoid green tea because it reduces the clotting effectiveness of platelets.

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