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Drink Green Tea For Your Health

Updated on August 12, 2010

Yummy Cup of Green Tea

Green Tea originates from the leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant. This tea is becoming ever so popular in Western cultures but has been a staple in Asian populations for many years especially in China where it is grown and used in abundance.

This tea is also very beneficial to your health. It is loaded with polyphenols which are anti-oxidants that can help protect the body from the growth of tumors and other sickness. In Japan green tea is a main staple like coffee is in the United States. On the island of Okinawa in Japan there are many centurions. Many people attribute their long life to their healthy diet which includes many cups of this healthy drink every day.

Many people who want to lose weight are turning to green teato assist them. Green tea supplements and other fads are flocking the shelves of nutrition outlets and health food stores. There is some truth to the weight loss effect of green tea. Green tea produces an effect called thermogenesis. This process produces heat in the body which aids in calorie loss. Many experts suggest to get this effect 3-5 cups a day should be ingested.

There have also been studies that suggest that green tea suppresses the appetite so whenever you get the urge for something sweet or unhealthy drink Green Tea.

Green Tea also has a lot lesser concentration of caffeine then coffee and regular black tea. For those who are trying to get rid of their coffee addiction green tea is a good supplement to help break the habit.

Check out the link below for a good recipeĀ for Iced Green Tea.


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      lilypjmom2122 7 years ago from Minnesota

      Veronica when I spent a few years over in Japan this was a staple at every restaurant over there. Plain green tea also tastes great with Sweet Leaf brand stevia and some ice. It's very refreshing and has no calories.

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      veronicasinnaeve 7 years ago from Ontario

      I love green tea, especially when it is served at sushi restaurants... just goes well with the meal, I suppose. I'll drink that kind clear, but I don't like the green tea from Tim Hortons, unless it has one sugar and half a milk added! I also love Arizona's iced green tea with ginseng and honey.