Green Tea Benefits

Green tea is one of  most popular tea in the world. Is any other drink proved to have health benefits as green tea? I didn’t find it yet. I have written a lot about green tea benefits. In this article, I want to summarize green tea benefits.

What contribute to green tea benefits?

If you read my former post about green tea benefits, you found green tea is rich in anti-oxidant, especially epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG). EGCG is the secret of green tea. It’s a powerful anti-oxidant which inhabits growth of cancer cells. Besides, green tea also contains catechin. It help lower blood pressure.

What are the green tea benefits?

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Benefits of Black Tea

Black tea is a kind of fermented tea, originating from green tea after it is mixed, kneaded, fermented, dried and otherwise processed. The water of green tea is freshly green while that of black tea is orange red. Differences are not only skin-deep. What is more important is that black tea doesn\’\’t undergo the processes of steaming green or frying green, but is fermented. In the fermentation process, EGCG which is a powerful anti-oxidant, has been converted into other compounds. So some researchers assumed benefits of black tea are less than green tea. Is it true?

Does black tea have less benefits than green tea?

No evidences can prove that. Black tea contains its “private weapon” – theaflavins and thearubigens, which are also believed to provide health benefits. It\’s difficult to prove which is better.

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Green Tea Benefit – Prevent Tooth Decay

Several days ago, I wrote an article to explain how black tee fights cavities. Green tea also has similar function. It prevents tooth decay.

More than 300 species of bacteria adhere to tooth surfaces. They produce acid which lead to cavities. Green tea contain catechines. It has been proved to inhbit the growth of bacteria. The reduction of the bacterial cell membrane fluidity leads to the anti-plaque activity.

However, for tooth health, which is better, green tea or black tea? I didn’t get the answer yet. If someone got it, please leave a comment here. :)

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