Why Green Tea for Meeeee?!
Well, first of all, these teas are immediately steamed or heated to prevent oxidation, so not heavily fermented. Now what the heck does that mean? Well it means that the tea leaves, from the plant Camellia Sinensis, are left with most of the natural flavors intact, nutrient dense and contain high amounts of Polyphenols! Polyphenols are beneficial compounds found in many plant foods thought to improve digestion, brain function, and blood sugar levels, as well as protect against blood clots, heart disease, and certain cancers.
Is Green Tea Good for Me?
Green teas also have a really high amount of catechins. What are catechins? Well they are a simple form of flavonoids. Flavonoids are basically phytonutrients found in many fruits and vegetables & in TEA! Basically they help fight off free radicals that cause oxidative stress on our bodies which can lead to inflammation. Inflammation can kick start a slew of health problems, especially chronic inflammation. Green tea has shown to have anti-inflammatory properties. Remember, everything in balance and moderation, green tea has been linked to liver and kidney problems if over consumed like having more than 8 cups per day.
Written by our FREAKY FRIEND Baljit Sidhu,
Certified Nutritionist & Tea Sommelier