You know the reason
to drink more water and there are different reasons
on drinking natural green tea that can also quench your thirst. You know
for the fact that chilled iced teas that come in plastic bottles are quite
the hit in the market today, mainly because of its ability to quench the
thirst of a person. However, some experts say that drinking iced teas in
plastic bottles isn't advisable, and you will get to know why.
Such iced teas available in the market contain some of
the chemicals that can possibly bring side effects to the body. Yeah, food
colouring and such chemicals can preserve that iced tea, but there are
consequences that you can be bound to suffer if you continuously drink
those kinds of iced tea saturated with different ingredients. However,
you don't need to worry about it because there are different ways on how
you can drink healthy.
Given the fact that natural green tea can quench your
thirst in a minor way, you can also notice that green tea has a number
of health benefits. You will feel sort of rejuvenated while you are avoiding
the risks of suffering from cardiovascular related diseases at the same
time. When you drink natural green tea (hot or cold), you can also feel
that your mind and your body is actively refreshing by itself. However,
you might also consider using another form of herbal substance, which is
called as the oolong.
The oolong tea benefits are almost the same with any other
various Asian natural and herbal teas. However, oolong tea is a very special
beverage to some people. Why is it? Oolong teas contain a strong amount
of caffeine. Moreover, some people drink oolong teas as a substitute for
sodas that contain high levels of chemicals and coffee. If you are planning
to stay awake for longer hours, then you don't even need a cup of coffee
to energize yourself. You can boost your energy in a natural way through
drinking an Oolong tea.
Green tea contains a variety of enzymes, amino acids,
carbohydrates, lipids, sterols, polyphenols, carotenoids, tocopherols,
vitamins, caffeine and related compounds, phytochemicals and dietary minerals.
Over the last few decades it has been the subject of many scientific studies
to determine the extent of its reputed health benefits.
Besides knowing the
health benefits of eating fruits, you may also wish to know that there
is some evidence suggesting that regular drinkers of this tea may have
a lower risk of developing certain types of cancer and heart disease. But
nothing much has been proved conclusively through rigorously-conducted
clinical trials. Indeed, most of the claims made for the health benefits
of green tea are based on analyses of its chemical composition, some in
vitro experiments, and animal studies, rather than studies made with humans.
Cancer: a systematic review conducted in 2012 stated
that the evidence that green tea can prevent cancer 'is inadequate and
inconclusive'. The report did state however that there is some evidence
that this tea can cause a reduction in certain types of cancer (ie, breast,
prostate, and ovarian cancers). However, there's no hard evidence that
drinking tea can prevent cancer in general and more research is needed.
Heart disease: some studies show that drinking this tea
may curb several risk factors for heart disease, such as weight, blood
pressure, and cholesterol. However, America's FDA (Food & Drug Administration)
has refused to allow labels on packets of green tea to claim that the tea
contributes to a healthy heart, on the grounds that this claim is not supported
by credible scientific evidence.
Cholesterol: green tea may lower low-density lipoprotein
and total cholesterol levels in the blood, according to several short studies.
But it is not known whether the effects of this tea resulted in fewer deaths.
In addition, the evidence does not support the claim that this tea reduces
the risk of coronary artery disease.
Diabetes: there is some evidence that green tea may help
control blood glucose levels. However, this has not been widely tested
in people and more research is needed.
As you can see, the healthful benefits of drinking green
tea have not been proved in human trials to any degree of confidence, though
some recent studies in Japan have found that its consumption does result
in a decreased risk of many cancer, cardio-vascular disease, and dementia
Unnatural concentrations: one study found that the particular
catechins found in green tea, if taken at extremely high doses, may damage
DNA. But to do so, consumption would have to be many hundreds of times
greater than the amounts that could be obtained from drinking vast quantities
of tea, which, for me, makes the finding pretty irrelevant. Similar results
from consuming unnatural concentrations of other antioxidants, such as
vitamins E and C, have been obtained in human trials.
There seems to be absolutely no harm in drinking reasonable
amounts of green tea. In fact, doing so may be very beneficial to
your health, whether or not you are diabetic.
Green tea is also delicious and I find it helps me to
relax. I drink at least one cup last thing every night and always sleep
like a log afterwards.