Health Benefits of Green Tea
Green tea is advertised as one of the healthiest beverages worldwide.
And because of its notorious name, different researchers from all over the world have studied just to prove: Is green tea really heal-TEA?
The beginnings of green tea
Believed to have originated in China in the year 2737 BC, green tea was first introduced as a high-quality drink with medicinal qualities which was expensive and inaccessible to less affluent people. It took years before green tea became a staple drink in Asian countries like China, Japan, and India.
It was due to colonialism that green tea’s notoriety reached the Western countries, including European and American countries. Teas even became extremely popular during 1767 causing Great Britain to implement Tea Tax.
But, thankfully, nowadays, green tea is accessible to anyone in all walks of life. You can drink it by itself, or add sugar and milk to give it a more delicious taste.
Green tea is heal-tea
In the olden times, green tea was marketed as a medicinal drink but people were not able to determine what really makes green tea heal-tea. But with the advent of technology, we now know the magic inside green tea, its brimming with healthy bioactive compounds!
Tea is rich in polyphenols, a plant compound that boosts digestion and brain health, and even has a protective effect against heart disease, cancer, and type 2 diabetes.
Catechins, specifically epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), are also present in green teas. It is a natural antioxidant that prevents aging and many types of diseases by getting rid of the free radicals. Apart from this, EGCG can also act as cytotoxic against defective cells that cause cancer, and also has anti-inflammatory functions. It even prevents bad breath as catechins can inhibit the growth of bacteria that causes it, and even prevent plaque formation.
Although green tea provides less caffeine compared to coffee, it is still able to provide that stimulus to the brain to boost its function such as memory, mood, reaction time, and attentiveness, without even causing jitters.
Another magic ingredient of green tea is L-theanine, an amino acid that is effective against anxiety by increasing the dopamine and alpha waves in the brain. It even works synergistically with caffeine which results in the same improvement of brain functions as when you drink coffee but with a different, milder buzz, making you more stable and productive.
Drinking green tea can also boost your metabolism to help you lose weight as there are some studies that showed the decrease in body fat, body weight, waist circumference and belly fat after participants with obesity drank green tea for 12 weeks.
The real wonder in green tea is not only seen in the individual benefits of polyphenols, catechins, caffeine, and L-theanine. It comes with the association of all these which affects the body in the long run, resulting in having longer, heal-tea-er life!
Twrl’s Hojicha Roasted Green Milk Tea: A tastier green tea with the same pack of nutrients
Hojicha is a Japanese green tea that is roasted to remove its bitterness and some caffeine while still managing to keep all its benefits but results in its mild taste, natural sweetness, and earthy aroma. Due to its high fiber content, Hojicha can aid digestion and lessen fat absorption, giving you a more heal-tea tummy.
Even if there are some studies that say adding milk to tea will inhibit its benefits, here are Twrl, we can assure you that your health and happiness is our priority! By adding pea milk instead of cow-milk, we have found that the nutrients from green tea are not suppressed but succeed in remaining while adding another bundle of nutrients provided by the pea milk.
Twrl’s Hojicha Roasted Green Milk Tea is an organic milk tea that is nitro-infused to be packed in a can, and with added milk and sweetener but we can still guarantee its heal-tea goodness as it only contains 45 calories and 7 grams of sugar. We even beat 1,100 product nominations and became a finalist in Best New Beverage at the 2022 Expo West NEXTY Awards!
Thus, with the same health benefits of green tea, Twrl’s Hojicha Roasted Green Milk Tea can give your brain, heart, body, and tummy the boost that you need to live a comfortable, luscious, and heal-TEA life.
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