It’s a widely known fact that the Japanese drink a lot of green tea. They end their meals by drinking this very refreshing drink. I guess that’s what makes them so slim. As I look back on my vacation in Japan, I don’t remember seeing any overweight Japanese. I mean, if there was someone who was overweight in the Misaki Ferry, it was definitely me.
Seeing how a lot of the Japanese folks just love green tea, I decided to learn more about it. I was intrigued by the amazing powers of green tea. Seeing how all the Japanese drank it just made me think that there was something special about green tea. I soon found out why.
Considered As One Of The Superfoods
Here are some interesting facts about green tea. I didn’t realize that it was actually considered as one of the superfoods. This video provides more interesting information about it.
“After water, it’s the most popular beverage in the world.”
I had no idea that green tea was so popular. I had been so ignorant for quite a while that I only learned more about it when I was in Japan. Now here’s a trivia about green tea.
“Green tea became a daily drink in China around the third century A.D. But it was used as medicine almost three thousand years earlier.”
The Difference Between Black And Green Tea
While the black and the green tea are both derived from a plant called Camellia Sinenis, the latter has more antioxidants.
“Green tea and black tea are both mature leaves from the Camellia Sinenis plant. Green tea is just a less fermented version. This means it has more antioxidants than black tea because the fermentation process removes these healthy molecules.”
How Can Green Tea Help In Weight Loss
Having more antioxidants than black tea, green tea can really help in weight loss. One good reason why green tea really helps in weight loss is because of the antioxidant called Catechin. According to the video, this is:
“An antioxidant compound linked to everything from weight loss to Alzheimers prevention.”
The video explains further that green tea has more of this particular antioxidant because it only undergoes the first drying process; unlike black tea that’s fermented more. Hence, it recommends that drinking green tea is a much healthier practice than drinking black tea.
Here are the benefits of drinking green tea:
- Reduced cancer risk
- Stronger immune system
- Lowered blood pressure
Getting Used To The Taste
There’s just no doubt about the benefits of drinking green tea. Green tea has been around for so long that it must really have some super powers. But for starters, the taste maybe a little peculiar. It just really takes some getting used to. I didn’t like it at first but I got used to it.
With all the amazing benefits that come with drinking green tea, I didn’t mind getting used to the taste. If the Japanese folks can take it, then I see no reason why I can’t.
It didn’t take too long for me to get used to the taste. Hence, I drink green tea regularly and I’m starting to feel a lot lighter. I’m really looking forward to seeing the slimming powers of green tea take effect on my body.