Any time is tea time - Unknown facts about Green tea

P.D. Padmasiri By P.D. Padmasiri, 29th Aug 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/ezx42_ho/
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It was thousands of years since The Chinese Emperor, Shen Nung has accidentally discovered some tea leaves fell into a cup of steaming water he was about to drink. Since them the humble tea plant has become the stuff of legend. Our traditional black tea is derived from the same Camellia sinensis plant and only difference is that it is heated it is plucked.

Green tea and history

It was thousands of years since The Chinese Emperor, Shen Nung has accidentally discovered some tea leaves fell into a cup of steaming water he was about to drink. Since them the humble tea plant has become the stuff of legend. It is derived from the same Camellia sinensis plant that gives us our traditional black tea and only difference is that it is heated it is plucked. Known as Catchetins, the flavonoids in green tea gives its astringent and sometimes bitter flavor. Green tea is one of the best herbals that prevents many diseases such as coronary artery disease, hypertension and cancer and also minimize damage and help speed recovery after a heart attack. What is most important is that tea helps melt away unwanted fat layers in our body. Many researchers in Asia recommend having three cups of green tea a day because if taken excessively it is likely to turn into a poison, according to ancient saying suggest it.

Mineral overdose and caffeine intolerance

Among other reasons it is reported that some people might have adverse effects due to mineral overdose. The caffeine intolerance is identified as the common complain of green tea. The amounts of caffeine that ends up in your cup of green tea will vary according to the amount of tea used. It is advisable to have a moderate consumption of tea because it does not cause much problem to many. Doctors advise that those suffering with anxiety should be extremely cautious as it can be worse.

Other overdoses - nutritional

Minerals such as aluminium, fluoride and manganese which collects from the soil to the plant has given rise to harmful effects. Research proves that a middle-aged woman who consumes 17-33 cups of green tea a day was diagnosed with skeletal fluorosis. This trend along highlight the dangers of drinking too much green tea. Of the reasons why we should be much cautious about drinking of green tea, it can cause indigestion to those who have sensitive stomachs. Researchers found that green tea increases eye pressure it is warned specially that pregnant women shouldn't take green tea in their first trimester.

How to avoid bad effects

One cup of green tea contains maximum of three grams of tea leaves. Brewing it as much as 15 grams in a cup as some people do is not at all a good idea for those having a sensitive stomach. Don't drink tea in full strength. Avoid drinking green tea on an empty stomach or with meals. This can cause indigestion thus reducing absorption of iron. It is advisable to drink green tea in between meal. This helps you to lose weight but you should be careful as it stops all nutrition from going in.

Other health tips

Be careful if you drink tea with medications as green tea can interact with some medicines. Usually this applies to those suffering from fever. It is better to drink tea for at least two hours after taking medications.These health tips go a long way to protect yourself with your sweet drink green tea.

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author avatar P.D. Padmasiri
I am from Weedagama, Bandaragama, SRI LANKA, HR Manager by profession and have 17 years of experience in my chosen field. I am interested in writing on Buddhism, Spiritual advancement, Nature etc.

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author avatar Delicia Powers
29th Aug 2011 (#)

Thanks , and well done!

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author avatar P.D. Padmasiri
30th Aug 2011 (#)

Thank you Delicia for supportive comments and good luck

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author avatar Maria Malone
30th Aug 2011 (#)

Thanks for this informative article about green tea!

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author avatar P.D. Padmasiri
30th Aug 2011 (#)

Thanks alot for comments and good luck Maria

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author avatar Sheila Newton
30th Aug 2011 (#)

Well - I didn't know the half of it. But now I do, thanks to you.

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author avatar GK
11th Jun 2012 (#)

superb.. ur pics also add color to ur articles.. i feel like having tea nw oly after reading dis

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