Tea has been enjoyed by different cultures for thousands of years. Every tea plant is said to have special and above all beneficial effects. Teas such as chamomile, nettle or dandelion have a blood-cleansing effect and ensure that our blood count improves demonstrably. But what about green tea? Many people are currently raving about this natural treasure and say it has healing effects. But you can come with me Green tea prevents certain diseases and improves the body's own health? Which ingredients make up the green tea plant and which green tea variety is recommended?
The healing ingredients at a glance
Green tea has a variety of beneficial and health-promoting ingredients. These include various minerals, vitamins, amino acids, flavonoids, essential oils and last but not least secondary plant substances. Above all, the secondary plant substances in the form of catechins (EGCG, ECG and EGC) give green tea its unique mode of action.
These have an antioxidant effect and therefore protect our cells from free radicals. This improves our cell metabolism because cell detoxification increases the oxygen content in the cells and pollutants are increasingly broken down. EGCG in particular is touted as one of the strongest antioxidants of all. Hardly any plant contains this active ingredient and mainly the green tea plant is full of this antioxidant. This antioxidant in combination with all the essential and non-essential amino acids, all the minerals and vitamins make the green tea plant a real powerhouse. But these natural ingredients can do far more than they are said to have.
Successfully prevent and treat high blood pressure, cancer and Alzheimer's
Many studies have shown that green tea and the secondary plant substances it contains can curb specific diseases. For example, green tea has a positive effect on high blood pressure and promotes the intact functioning of the cardiovascular system. Cancer and Alzheimer's can also be treated and prevented with green tea. The latter in particular has already been successfully treated with green tea extract. Test subjects with green tea capsule supplements were able to significantly reduce their Alzheimer's-triggering protein deposits in the relevant brain regions over a six-month period. Because of this impressive effect, green tea is now also associated with cancer healing. And of course green tea can also reduce cancer, because cancer in most cases results from an undersupply of oxygen and an unsuitable cell PH environment. Both factors caused by a pollutant diet occur and trigger a cell mutation.
But green tea cleans the blood, cleans the cells, and in the long run drastically increases the oxygen content in the blood. In addition, unfavorable protein deposits are broken down and the cholesterol level is raised to a normal level. Green tea also has a positive effect on liver and kidney function. Anyone who drinks 1 liter of green tea a day will notice this effect with clear urine and frequent use of the toilet. In general, your own urine should always be clear and light-colored, which indicates a low level of pollution and an optimal supply of nutrients. The darker the urine, the more toxins are in the blood, liver and kidneys. For this reason alone, it is advisable to drink 1-2 liters of fresh tea and plenty of water a day.
All these positive properties make green tea a very valuable drink. Nevertheless, one should be aware that the full effect of green tea only occurs with a natural diet. If you drink green tea every day but also supplement it with cola and fast food, for example, then the healing effect is reduced to a minimum. How is the body supposed to return to its natural precautions when "food" is ingested that damages its own cell environment.
The mode of action depends on the type, preparation and quality
Anyone who decides on green tea should consider a few things beforehand because green tea is not just green tea. Apart from the different varieties (Matcha, Bancha, Sencha, Gyokuru, etc.), which all have different nutrient concentrations, you should make sure that you consume high-quality green tea. In the first place, the tea bag is omitted here. I definitely don't want to badmouth classic tea bags, but you should know that most manufacturers only fill the small tea bags with the remains of a tea plant. Often artificial flavors are then added to the tea bag contents and that is rather counterproductive for health. It also happens that certain producers spray their plants with pesticides. A no go that you can avoid by paying attention to the quality of the tea. It is therefore advisable to use fresh organic tea (good brands are, for example, Sonnentor, GEPA or Denree).
I also advise against supplementing with green tea extract capsules. In most cases, the capsules are far too expensive and the dosage in the corresponding products is far too low. It is best to drink 3-5 cups of freshly brewed green tea a day. It is very important to strictly adhere to the specified brewing time, otherwise the tea will produce too many tannins. In addition, to avoid nausea, you should not drink stronger teas such as green or black tea on an empty stomach. Those who drink green tea for the first time are likely to have difficulty drinking it due to the bitter taste.
This is normal, however, since the bitter receptors on the tongue are not fully developed in most people due to industrial food. Anyone who drinks green tea daily will be able to fix this problem in 1-2 weeks. Often there is even a reversal effect and desserts lose their taste for us. One thing is certain, however, it is always worth incorporating green tea into your daily diet. Again, nature rewards us with better health and heightened spirituality. Until then, stay healthy, happy and live your life in harmony.