Why Do Many People Love Green Tea?
Many people talking about green tea and you may be one of them. How about me? Yap, I also do love this kind of tea. But what are the reasons
Well, you and me might know well that label of ‘green tea’ is often considered healthier than others. Actually, there is nothing wrong with that perception since it is loaded with many helpful active substances to improve the overall health.
Overall, experts have confirmed that there several health benefits. And hopefully, the following health advantages can encourage you to put green tea as one of your priority choice in your diet.
Many people believe it is great for burning calories
If you are going with a weight loss diet, you should know clearly that the key is the amount of calories you burn must be higher than what you eat. For this reason, both appropriate diet and exercise are recommended to lose weight.
While exercise or getting more physical activity is great to burn more calories (increase the amounts of calories that your burn), appropriate diet is important to maintain the calorie intake. So again, both are important for weight loss or just for maintaining weight if you are already at your best shape.
And along with regular exercise, green tea is one of many foods that can help lose weight easier. An American study showed that people who drink it 2-3 times a day can lose about 200 calories /day.
Great for allergy-fighting
There are lots of kinds of allergies. For most people, the allergic triggers such as gluten, dairy products, detergents, or perfumes are harmless. But for people who have allergic reaction to that such things, this can lead to some serious changes or medically called allergic reaction.
The best thing to cope with allergic problem is by avoiding the allergic triggers. However, there are also some alternative choices of treatment to help cope with the problem, and one of them may be with green tea.
Unfortunately, the effect of green tea for allergic treatment is not fully understood yet. However some studies and research are continuously going for the answer. One study from Japan found that it may help improve some kinds of allergies.
It has active agent for cancer fighting
If you are looking for the best agent from your dietary sources, foods high in antioxidants are the answer.
And the good news, green tea is not only good stimulant (helpful to improve your mood) but also rich in antioxidants. It contains antioxidants medically called EGCG (epigallocatechin-3-gallate).
Recommended to reduce your risk of heart disease
Heart disease is one of the most common causes that can lead to the death. It is a serious disease, and no one doubts how harmful it is.
And talking about the health of your heart, there is a triangle of variables you need to concern as well. They are blood pressure, blood cholesterol, and blood sugar. All of them are commonly the most crucial variables that significantly determine the health of the heart either in short or long term.
Fortunately, all of these variables are controllable. Healthy & well-balanced diet and regular exercise is often recommended for the core of lifestyle approaches to control them. And did you know that some studies found that green tea is one of helpful dietary approaches to improve blood cholesterol.
Caution: I have mentioned many times in the previous posts that however all kinds of tea (including tea) also contain some caffeine.
And we know well that caffeine can cause an increase in blood pressure. The effect is temporary, but it may become dramatic increase for people with hypertension.
For most adults, drinking it in moderation is recommended. But if you are a hypertensive individual – see your doctor for a clearly advise whether or not you are allowed to drink it in your daily diet.
Reference /source of making this article:
HealthClop, Facts of green tea and weight loss
How much caffeine will kill you?
For most people, caffeine is one of great stimulants to keep them alert. So if you are an individual who gets used with drinking coffee or caffeinated beverages to keep you wake up, you are not alone.
The challenge thing is when you should know that you drink it too much. Though it is commonly safe for most people (as noted before), but if you drink it excessively, there is a chance for this to put you at higher risk of having some serious symptoms.
The symptoms such as muscle tremors, increasing heart beat (higher than average), stomach upset, changes in mood particularly such as irritability or nervousness, restlessness, and insomnia can signal of when you consume caffeine too much.
Those symptoms are common in people who have habits of taking caffeine more than 500-600 mg a day – according to HealthClop.com. To keep safe, it’s better to drink it only in moderation or about 200-300 mg a day.
The respond of the body to the caffeine also can vary. If you get used drinking it, your body is more likely to be more powerful in preventing the bad effect of caffeine. But if you rarely drink it, your body tends to become more sensitive to caffeine.
So, the safe amounts of caffeine that should be consumed also can vary.
Furthermore, people with hypertension or cardiovascular diseases or other diseases that are crucial in managing blood pressure, can be recommended by doctor to end consuming caffeine.
In addition, since I also love tea a lot, I also remember all of you guys to also drink tea moderately. Though most teas are healthfully – remember that they also contain some caffeine!
I Love Tea … How About You?
Tea is one of great stimulants. It is rich in antioxidant and also great to improve your flavor. I can enjoy it anytime and anywhere – this is reasonable since it can be found easily anywhere.
And when I do care with the scale of my weight, I love drinking tea to help suppress my appetite. I don’t know whether there is a link between my appetite and tea. But in fact, the urge of eating extra food decreases with tea – my personal experience, how about you?
Whatever your experience, it’s undeniable that there are some health benefits from drinking tea – and experts have confirmed!
However, one thing you need to carefully concern that tea also contains some caffeine. So, it’s also important to drink it moderately – particularly true if you are a hypertensive individual.
As well we know, caffeine can cause a sudden impact on blood pressure. The effect is not permanent, and there is nothing to worry in healthy people (non-hypertensive people). But in hypertensive people, this may become harmful.
If you have hypertension and your doctor allows you to drink tea in moderation, it’s much better to choose tea with low in caffeine. Generally, there are 3 main types of tea; black tea, oolong tea, and green tea.
And if the caffeine content is your goal, green tea is more recommended because this type is lower in caffeine than other types. Actually, all of these teas are derived from the same plant of tea. But the mechanisms to make each type are different.