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|Written by Veneta|
|Wednesday, 28 September 2011 17:45|
Used in China for more than 4,000 years green tea had become a synonym of natural medicine, a solution for countless health issues including obesity. The secret is hidden within the ingredients of these simple and elegant looking leaves.
What Are The Ingredients of Green Tea?
The main ingredients of green tea are antioxidants (polyphenols), minerals such as zinc, chromium, magnesium, selenium and manganese, Vitamin B complex, Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, potassium, amino acids and caffeine.
Green Tea – Health Benefits
Antioxidants called polyphenols neutralize the damaging impact over the cells by free radicals. The antioxidant power of polyphenols is bigger than Vitamin C. Polyphenols bring the specific bitter flavor of green tea.
These antioxidants are named flavonoids which are phyto chemicals with anti oxidative and anti carcinogenic properties. You can find them mainly in wine, Cocoa, Ginkgo Biloba and parsley. They are proven to improve blood flow. Flavonoids strengthen our immune system and inhibit cavities on teeth.
Will Green Tea Help Me Lose Weight?
A lot of medical studies show that green tea has fat burning properties.
Caffeine in green tea stimulates thermogenesis which induces metabolic rate and fat oxidation to help in weight loss plans.
Flavonoids in green tea prevent obesity. This is the reason why green tea is successfully used as major ingredient in weight loss dietary supplements such as Tava Tea herbal slimming tea.
|Last Updated on Thursday, 06 September 2012 19:18|