ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

The Benefits of Drinking Green Tea (Camellia sinensis)

Updated on December 5, 2010

There are many benefits that have been attributed to the drinking of green tea. It has been said to inhibit the growth of cancer cells, lower cholesterol and to treat a variety of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's. Green tea is rich in catechin polyphenols, especially epigallocatechin gallage (EGCG). EGCG is a powerful antioxidant. Green tea is processed differently than other teas; the leaves are steamed which retains the EGCG. In the brewing of regular tea, the EGCG is oxodized.

In addition to the health benefits, green tea is also helpful in losing weight. Drinking five cups of green tea a day can burn 70 to 80 calories. The catechins increase the levels of norepinephrine, which speeds up metabolism. Green tea is also promoted as having anti-aging properties.

Drinking green tea is a good alternative if you wish to cut down on your caffeine. Green tea has less caffeine than coffee, and decaffeinated green tea is available. I also find that green tea settles an upset stomach quickly.

The links below will give you as much information as you need.

araddia/stock.xchng
araddia/stock.xchng

Comments

Submit a Comment

  • profile image

    iamaudraleigh 

    6 years ago

    Sue...This hub is perfect for my boyfriend! Awesome!

  • profile image

    Organic Tea 

    9 years ago

    It is used to treat impaired immune function. . Some researches show that, drinking green tea regularly may help prevent tooth decay by killing the bacteria which causes the dental plaque.

  • profile image

    paul 

    9 years ago

    Hi, what a nice hubI agree that green tea has many benefit for health,beside made long life for human body it's goodfor every people ,every age.Have Nice day

  • robie2 profile image

    Roberta Kyle 

    10 years ago from Central New Jersey

    I'm drinking green tea right now-- I love it and while I don't drink it every day, I do have some every few days. What I'm drinking now is green tea with jasmine and it smells wonderful. Thanks for this great hub--didn't know that green tea could speed up the metabolism--maybe I better drink more of it:-)

  • Uninvited Writer profile imageAUTHOR

    Susan Keeping 

    10 years ago from Kitchener, Ontario

    Thanks, I guess I didn't look too closely when I answered the question :)

  • livelonger profile image

    Jason Menayan 

    10 years ago from San Francisco

    Actually, green tea is Camellia sinensis (the same as black tea, except unoxidized). Cymbopogon citratus is lemon grass.

  • Uninvited Writer profile imageAUTHOR

    Susan Keeping 

    10 years ago from Kitchener, Ontario

    I love green tea, I usually have 3 or 4 cups a day at work. It's so good for you :)

  • Zsuzsy Bee profile image

    Zsuzsy Bee 

    10 years ago from Ontario/Canada

    Hello 3 hours away Neighbor. (I'm between London and Windsor) Thanks for this great info on green tea. I'm slowly getting used to drinking green tea. It defenitely is an aquired taste.

    great information regards Zsuzsy

working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)