8 Health Benefits of Green Tea
Tea is the most consumed beverage in the world behind water. However, 78 percent of the tea consumed worldwide is black and only about 20 percent is green even though it is revered to be one of the healthiest beverages on the planet.
Why is it so healty? It's all about the catechins; antioxidants that fight and may even prevent cell damage. Green tea does not go through the same amount of processing as other teas, resulting in a tea rich in catechins.
Green tea comes from the leaves of the same camellia sinensis plant as black tea. While it has been used in traditional Indian and Chinese medicine and enjoyed as a drink for centuries, scientists are still uncovering amazing new benefits of green tea. Studies show that by consuming one or more cups of green tea per day could help you benefit from some of these benefits: