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Green tea – the flavours, the benefits

Green tea has been used for medicinal purposes for thousands of years, originating in the Chinese province but widely used throughout Asia, this beverage has a multitude of uses from preventing cancer to improving your immune system. A reason that green tea has significantly more health benefits than black tea is supposedly down to the processing. The process of creating black tea allows for fermentation whereas green tea’s processing evades the fermentation method. As a result, green tea retains maximum amount of antioxidants and poly-phenols, the elements that give green tea its many benefits.

There are many benefits to drinking green tea; increasing metabolism being one – the rate in which your body turns food consumption into calories is sped up due to poly-phenyls found in green tea. Cholesterol is also improved with drinking this type of tea frequently; lowing blood pressure also occurs. An amino-acid also found in green tea called Theanine can help relieve stress and some bouts of depression, this acid found in the tea leaves has a really good rate of relaxing individuals.

Diabetes is another illness that can be prevented/controlled with drinking green tea. It can help to regulate glucose levels and the fluctuation of blood sugar level, keeping you at a healthy and manageable level.

Here at BRUU, we have a brilliant range of green teas to choose from – from nutty greens to fruity and pure green blends, there is a glorious green for everyone.

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