International Tea Day is observed on May 21 every year by the United Nations. The day aims to raise awareness of the long history and the deep cultural and economic significance of tea around the world. The day promotes and fosters collective actions to implement activities in favor of tea's sustainable production and consumption and raises awareness of its importance in fighting hunger and poverty.
Palates and attitudes have changed over the last decade, and educated consumers are leaning towards more healthful alternatives. The green tea trend is also fueled by the consumer’s awareness and understanding of organic food and drinks. Green tea is a type of tea that is made from Camellia sinensis leaves and buds that have not undergone the same withering and oxidation process used to make oolong teas and black teas.
Green tea contains a huge number of polyphenols called catechins.
How do polyphenols work as antioxidants?
Polyphenols are strong antioxidants that can neutralize free radicals by donating an electron or hydrogen atom. The highly conjugated system and certain hydroxylation patterns such as the 3-hydroxy group in flavonols are considered important in the antioxidant activities.
Amazing Benefits Of Green Tea
- It hydrates the skin.
- Drinking green tea regularly seems to be associated. with a reduced risk of stroke.
- Increases in fat burning and boost metabolic rate.
- Antioxidants may lower the risk of some cancers.
- Green tea does more than just keep you alert, it may also help boost brain function.
- Treats acne.
- Green tea helps kill bacteria, improve dental health, and prevent bad breath.
The side effects of green tea we can prevent?
Drinking more than 8 cups of green tea daily is possibly unsafe. Drinking large amounts might cause side effects due to the caffeine content. These side effects can range from mild to serious and include headaches, irregular heartbeat, and convulsions, and can be dangerous and even fatal. Green tea extract also contains a chemical that has been linked with liver injury when used in high doses.
“We are witnessing a tea revolution where hospitality, retail, brands, and consumers are now viewing tea in a new way.”
Consumption of greens is beneficial for health. Many problems in the body can be overcome by its consumption. However, keep in mind that if you are already dealing with any kind of problem, then, in this case, take green tea on the advice of a doctor.
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