The healthiest beverage on the planet is #Green Tea. It acts as a strong antioxidant because it contains antioxidants like polyphenols and Epigallocatechin Gallate (EGCG). Protecting cells from damage, polyphenols prevent the formation of free radicals in the body. Research has conducted EGCG is used to treat various diseases. Moreover, it comprises minerals and nutrients that are required by the body.

Pros of green tea

Here are the health benefits of this tea

  • The main ingredient in green tea is caffeine which improves brain functions such as mood, vigilance, memory and reaction time. Caffeine improves physical performance too. Additionally, it exhibits amino acid L-theanine which reduces anxiety.
  • It boosts metabolism, increases oxidation which results in burning of fat and fatty acids.
  • Several kinds of research prove it leads to decrease in #weight loss, however, some researchers nullify the aforementioned point.
  • Some researchers have shown that it reduces the risk of cancer, however, FDA (Food and Drug Administration) in 2005 stated there were no pieces of evidence available supporting the claims that it aided to cure cancer.
  • It lowers the risk of cardiovascular diseases.
  • Consuming green tea helps in reduction of cholesterol.
  • People who regularly drink it are less likely to suffer from the stroke.
  • Some studies have shown people who regularly take green have minimal chance to develop type 2 diabetes, however, some researchers have the point of view there is no connection between it and diabetes 2.
  • It has the ability to cure skin disorders like dandruff and psoriasis.
  • According to researchers, it contains the component, CAGTE (colon available green tea extract) which helps to cure Alzheimer's disease but further research is required to prove this claim.

Cons of Green tea

There are almost negligible side effects of this but keep in mind the below points while using it #Pros And Cons

  • Those people who are sensitive to caffeine may undergo insomnia, anxiety, irritability, nausea and upset stomach.
  • It reduces the clotting effects of platelets, therefore, people who are using blood thinners must avoid it.
  • Taking with stimulant drugs, it can surge blood pressure and heart rate.
  • FDA has unregulated green tea supplements. Always seek out doctor's advice before using its supplement or extract. Pregnant and breastfeeding women, people with stomach disorders and ulcers, kidney and liver problems, high blood pressure and heart problem must avoid its supplements and extracts.