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Benefits of Chinese green tea, an age-old beverage

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Wednesday November 15th, 2017
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Tea is an infused beverage that comes from the tea plant (Camellia sinensis). 

It has been popular for ages. It first became popular thousands of years ago, especially in Eastern cultures. 

Origin of the beverage

According to Chinese legend, the discovery of this marvelous infusion was a mere coincidence. 

The Chinese Emperor Shennong, when he was in power, ordered all water to be boiled before it was consumed in order to eliminate toxins. One day some leaves of the tea tree happened to fall in a bowl of boiling water. 

The aroma caught his attention, and then the flavor did the same. It then became popular throughout the Orient, and went on to conquer the world. 

Components of tea

Tea is very beneficial for our bodies. It contains many nutritional substances that are very good for our health. 

These include mineral salts like sodium, potassium, and nickel. There are also smaller amount of others like phosphorous and calcium. 

But the most highly valued components with the best properties are without a doubt xantic bases. The main one is caffeine, but there are also traces of theophylline and theobromine. These boost our brain activity and improve our physical performance, giving us an extra shot of energy for our daily activities. 

We should also mention the presence of vitamins A, B, C, E, and P in smaller quantities. 

Chinese green tea

Among all the teas, the one that stands out the most in terms of active agents is Chinese green tea

It is considered to be one of the most beneficial teas for human health. 

Its flavor is also very special and different from others, with a delicate touch on the palate and a singular aroma. 

Properties of tea

Thanks to all the components described above, this fantastic beverage has a plethora of benefits for our body. 

The first, as we have mentioned, is its ability to improve our intellectual and physical performance. This beverage is an excellent source of energy to help us tackle our daily challenges. 

Moreover, regular consumption of tea activates the metabolism to consume more body fat. 

It is also astringent, due to high levels of polyphenols in Chinese green tea leaves. 

There are even studies that show that tea can help prevent diseases like cancer, Alzheimer’s, and obesity (by boosting the metabolism) and high cholesterol, to name just a few. 

Discover the benefits of this age-old beverage

Enjoy the flavor of this fantastic beverage, as well as all its benefits for your health. 

At SHA Wellness Clinic, we recommend the SHA Life Reset program to recover your overall health and well-being and to learn how to lead a healthy life.

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