Thursday, December 22, 2011
Benefits Of Green Tea For Health
Do you like to drink green tea?
Besides it tastes delicious, green tea also has a good nutrient content for your health. Green tea is a type of tea made from leaves of Camellia sinensis only, which undergoes minimal oxidation during the manufacturing process. Green tea comes from China, and is associated with Eastern cultures.
Green tea contains caffeine. Caffeine content will be reduced proportional to the long soaking time and temperature of water used. In addition, green tea also contains theophylline and theobromine. Drinking green tea has long been associated with various health benefits. Some scientific studies also support this. A study conducted in Japan's Tohoku University in 2006 and listed in the Journal of the American Medical Association concluded that green tea can reduce mortality from cardiovascular disease.
However, green tea also has side effects, namely oxidative stress and liver toxicity at a particular dose, therefore it is not excessive in consuming green tea