Green Tea

About Green Tea

Green, black and oolong tea come from the same plant, Camellia Sinensis. The plant is edible and isa nutritious food, the leaves are steamed and the dried. Green tea originated in China but is one of the most popular beverages consumed everywhere.

Green Tea Uses, Properties, and Health Benefits

Green tea contains high levels of a substances called polyphenols, principally a catechin known as EGCG (Epigallocatechin Gallate). EGCG is the most powerful antioxidants which has strong anti carcinogenic and antitumorigenic properties so it can reduce your risk of cancer that could offer significant protection in breast, ovarian, and uterine cancer. Green tea also is the most potent chemo preventive agent. Cancer is the second leading cause of death globally and is a major public problem around the world. You can reduce your risk of cancer by making healthy lifestyle like eating a healthy diet, keeping active, avoiding tobacco and alcohol use.

Other compounds found in green tea is to provide protection from the effects of exposure to gamma radiation, preventing the growth of thyroid cancers produced by radiation treatment. Green tea also has the amino acid L-theanine which increases the activity of the inhibitory neurotransmitter gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA). Another of the many health claims attributed to green tea is its antioxidant properties than come from its caffeine catechin polyphenols, and theanine content.

Green Tea Nutritional Information

Green tea is a rich source of magnesium and has many other beneficial minerals like zinc, chromium, potassium, selenium and vitamins like vitamin A, B2, B3, B5,B6, C and folate are also found in green tea which are essential for normal cell function, growth, and development. Green tea contain other compounds that can provide the body with many benefits.

Green Tea Nutrition Facts (per 100 g)

Nutrition Facts
Calories 2
Total Carbohydrate 0.2 g
Protein 0.2 g

Vitamins
Vitamin B2 Riboflavin 0.05 mg
Vitamin B3 Niacin 0.2 mg
Vitamin B5 Pantothenic Acid 0.04 mg
Vitamin B6 Pyridoxine 0.01 mg
Folate 16 mcg
Vitamin C Ascorbic Acid 6 mg
Biotin 0.8 mcg

Minerals
Calcium 3 mg
Copper 0.01 mg
Iron 0.2 mg
Magnesium 2 mg
Manganese 0.31 mg
Phosphorus 2 mg
Potassium 27 mg
Sodium 3 mg

References:
https://www.uofmhealth.org/health-library/hn-2102007
https://www.curesdecoded.com/products/green-tea/584
https://blog.curesdecoded.com/6-incredible-health-benefits-and-uses-for-green-tea/
https://slism.com/calorie/116037/