Tea is a very complex drink composed of several hundred molecules including polyphenols (antioxidants) with recognized anti-cancer properties. The protective substances of tea have a specific impact on blocking the development of microvessels that irrigate tumors: non-irrigated, the tumor then develops much more difficult. But among the five types of existing tea – white, green, oolong, pu-erh or black – green is the only one to have this preventive effect.
THE ANTI-AGING ARMY
Polyphenols, which contain more than four times the content of vitamin C, make green tea – and especially varieties from Japan – fight the aging of our cells. And on this point, it is he who has benefited from the greatest number of scientific studies proving its anti-aging effects. To take full advantage, you have to drink two to three cups a day.
THE AMI OF THE REGIMES… AND THE TEETH!
Its main assets? Promote the burning of fat and facilitate drainage of the body. A study published in 2011 in the newspaper “Obesity” has indeed shown that a mouse fed with fatty foods, but which received in parallel components of green tea, grew less quickly than those who did not receive it. This tends to prove that green tea would slow down the formation of fat masses in the body. Ideal to maintain its weight of form, it is also useful to preserve the health of the teeth, its polyphenols limiting the growth of bacteria associated with caries like E. Coli, S. Salivarius and S. Mutans.
DISALTERING AND LESS EXCITING THAT COFFEE
As good as hot and iced, green tea is very refreshing and is even popular with many sportsmen as a rehydration drink after exercise. In addition, it contains two to three times less theine (or caffeine is the same molecule) as coffee. You have a fragile sleep? Know that theine is diffused in the very first seconds of the infusion. Drain your tea by letting it steep for 20 seconds, discard the “first water” and then pour boiling water over the leaves and let it steep normally.
THE ART OF “TEA TIME”