Green tea for weight loss: benefit or harm
In ancient China, where green tea comes from, it is called the drink of the emperors. This is due to the fact that in ancient times this type of tea was considered an elixir of health, a storehouse of useful substances. First, let's turn to its useful properties.
According to research by experts from the Japan Center for Cancer Research, people who drank green tea daily live longer, they are less likely to get cancer. So, invaluable help in the fight against cancer is the first "for".
The benefits of green tea for the cardiovascular system of the body are also noticeable, because it accelerates the decomposition of cholesterol and fats in the blood, thereby helping to combat hypertension, atherosclerosis, heart attack, stroke and other serious diseases. And if green tea is brewed correctly, then it also tones the heart muscle.
According to research, frequent consumption of green tea helps to cleanse blood vessels, increase their elasticity, prevent premature aging and resist fatty liver.
It also promotes the elimination of salts from the body, weight loss, normalization of pressure (Japan, by the way, takes the last positions in the number of patients with hypertension).
Green tea contains iodine, potassium, copper, vitamins C, B1, B2, PP, K, which strengthen the walls of blood vessels and have a powerful antibacterial effect.
Zinc, found in green tea, has anti-cancer properties and also contributes to the beneficial development of the fetus during pregnancy. Dry tea leaves help to cope with toxicosis.
Green tea contains fluoride, and the Japanese even use it to brush their teeth to prevent the destruction of tooth enamel.
But in everything you need to know when to stop. And in this regard, green tea is no exception.
Not everyone can drink this drink, because there are certain contraindications to use. For example, it is contraindicated in some forms of gastritis, diseases of the duodenum, and gastric ulcer. The use of green tea causes heartburn in such patients and increased pain in the stomach and intestines. Limit green tea consumption during pregnancy.
Remember that green tea contains stimulating and aphrodisiac substances such as theophylline, theobromine, caffeine. The symptoms of green tea abuse are sleep disturbances, irritability alternating with weakness, and irritability. It is undesirable to drink it before bedtime.
Remember, drinking green tea in moderation can be beneficial
Can you lose weight with green tea? If you consume the drink in its natural form - yes, you can, because it speeds up metabolism, helps to remove fats from the body. We remind you that it is harmful to drink large amounts of this drink per day. Unfortunately, it is impossible to lose weight using all kinds of dietary supplements based on green tea.
There are several types of green tea. They differ in the way they heat the tea leaves after harvest. The most common is tea, which is roasted immediately after picking, as well as during final drying. The Chinese name for this tea is Chao Qing Lü Ca. The next type is green teas, in which the final stage of production is drying in ovens and special devices. Such teas are called in China "Hong Qing Lü Cha". The next type is teas that are dried in the sun. Most often, this type is used as a semi-finished product for the production of pressed teas. Sometimes they are also sold as loose. And the last type of green tea is tea, in which the leaves are immediately steamed after being harvested, and after that they are rolled and dried.
Now let's move on to the secrets of beauty, namely, let's talk about how to preserve it with green tea.
Green tea can make your hair stronger and your scalp relieve dandruff. To do this, you need to rub the tea leaves (without leaves) into the scalp after washing your hair. And rinsing 1-2 times a week with slightly brewed green tea will help give shine and volume to your hair.
Also, infusion of green tea will help get rid of acne. To do this, a cotton swab is dipped into it and applied for 20-25 minutes to problem areas of the body.
Hot tea bags with real green tea will help clear up the eyes, while the bags under the eyes will disappear.
To tone your skin, take a warm bath 1-2 times a week with one liter of brewed green tea.
Do you see how much benefit this wonderful drink from China contains? If you use it within the normal range, observing contraindications, you can significantly improve both external data and well-being.
Author: Zhanna Sh. (Specially for Calorizator.ru)
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