Now I had a mouthful of green tea and spit it out. I can’t vouch for how well it works. The below article is from Healthiculture.
A typical cup of green tea has 50 to 150 milligrams of polyphenols. If you are wondering what polyphenols are, they are one of the most important and powerful antioxidants.
They are there to fight free radicals and compounds that hurt our cells. To further back it up, a recent study from the University of Michigan confirms that green tea has anti-inflammatory properties that are very beneficial to people with any kinds of chronic pain problems. Besides pain relief, green tea also help decrease the risk of many types of cancer and heart disease.
How to prepare green tea? It is best to brew green tea with the original tea leaves. The health benefits are fully packed in them. Always remember to allow the green tea leaves to steep in hot water for 5 minutes before consuming it. Avoid instant green tea, bottled sugary green teas and also decaffeinated green tea.
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