Already 500 000 years ago, people have been brewing the leaves in hot water and it is unknown whether they liked just the resulting broth the taste or they already knew about the beneficial properties of the drink. And whatever the reason, the tea party has long since become a global phenomenon.
What are the ingredients in green tea?
In order to understand what is the action of tea on human health, it is first necessary to understand that the drink contains.
• Drink contains a lot of polyphenols – a chemical substance having the properties of an antioxidant, and which gives the tea a bitter taste.
• 6 main polyphenol in green tea known to us under his name – catechins. This substance in green tea is much more than, for example, in a black Chinese tea.
• The most active catechins in the beverage is epigallocatechin (EGCG).
• The drink also contains alkaloids, for example, caffeine (black Continue reading