Did you know green tea can be consumed as a post workout drink, and to increase calorie burn if you drink it while exercising?
The awareness to the benefits of antioxidants is growing. Doctors, dieticians, naturopaths and others in the health care profession are continuing to research the benefits of antioxidants, thought to fight the free radicals that ravage our bodies.
There is a drink out there that is thought to do this and much more, the humble green brew of the Chinese – Green Tea.
The Discovery of Green Tea
Green tea was first discovered in China, but made one of its great debuts in Japan.
The Japanese Buddhist monks regularly used this tea for a range of illnesses and ailments. They believed it was the ultimate healer, as it had positive effects on vital organs. Generals and Samurais would use it for remaining alert in battle, and to ease the effects of alcohol.
Priests training in Zen Buddhism would use green tea as a medicine and stimulant.
China and Japan are still the largest green tea producers in the world, producing around 90,000 to 100,000 tons a year!
Green tea has grown in popularity over the years as studies have demonstrated the high quantity of polyphenols in green tea is linked to preventing and improving conditions like cancer, heart disease, arthritis, liver disease, aiding in healthy weight management, and even reducing tooth decay.
Let’s take a look at the Green Power of Green Tea!