Green tea is known to Chinese since 4000 years. In fact Chinese claim it to be a one of the healthiest thing of the planet. Green tea became popular and got fame because of its ability to aid in weight loss. With weight loss it also gives an extra energy boost and increase metabolism by blocking fat absorption.
Green tea is made with the camellia sinensis leaves which when are passed through minimum oxidation keep their nutritional value intact. Recommended by many diet specialist green tea is believed to cure many diseases such as:-
1. Polyphenols found in green tea have been shown to inhibit cancer cells.
2. Green tea contains vitamin C and vitamin E which are powerful anti-oxidants. It reduces risk of heart stroke and helps in fighting tooth decay.
3Green tea makes skin healthier and fights against the aging process.
4. Green tea increases immunity and makes your body strong enough to fight against diseases.
Green tea can be consumed in numerous ways but it is famously taken in the form of tea only. As the taste of the tea is quite different than the regular tea which we have it taste is generally not liked by many for the first time. Though both the teas are from the same plant but green tea goes under lot of oxidation process which makes it more nutritious. The catechin polyphenols in green tea appears to stimulate the use of fatty acids by our muscles cells. This slowly reduces the rate of carbohydrate which in turn Increase metabolism, gives more energy and make us exercise for longer.
There are many recipes of green tea .Generally people who like green tea add 1- 2 table spoon of green tea powder into their ice-cream. This makes even ice-cream healthy.
If you want to make green tea then boil tea leaves in a cup of water for 2-3 minutes. Boiling it for longer duration makes it tea bitter. Albeit it is supposed to be taken without milk and sugar but you can add sugar to make it tastier. Let it cool for 2-3 minutes and enjoy your cup of nutritious green tea.