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Green tea

Green tea is one of the most valuable tea varieties and has been known in Asian countries for its versatile, healing properties for over 5,000 years. The green tea gets its name from the fact that it has a strong green colour when infused. This ranges from a bright light green (e.g. Gyokuro) to a dark green (e.g. Sencha or Kamairicha). The ingredients contained in green tea are highly bioavailable. Among them are: Bitter substances, amino acids, theanines, saponines, essential oils, caffeine, minerals and trace elements and important antioxidants. Thanks to these ingredients and their health benefits, green tea is becoming increasingly popular.

The beneficial effects of green tea

The special effect of green tea is not only due to the presence of individual ingredients, but also to the unique combination and binding of the substances with each other.

Thus green tea provides the following important beneficial effects:

Green tea protects the heart.

Green tea influences the cholesterol and fat metabolism and thus helps to prevent heart disease and strokes.

Green tea protects against cancer

Green tea reduces the risk of cancer through its antioxidants. The antioxidants it contains are 100 times stronger than vitamin C and about 25 times stronger than vitamin E. This shows that green tea is extremely effective in combating free radicals.

Green tea and healthy skin

The antioxidants in green tea protect the skin from free radicals. Thus the aging process of the skin is positively influenced.

Green tea and weight control

It improves fat burning and increases the metabolic rate in a natural way. Thus green tea helps to burn up to 70 calories more every day.

Green tea against diabetes

Green tea helps to lower blood sugar and protects against a sharp increase. 

What types of green tea are there?

Not all green tea is the same, as green tea comes in different types and effects:

Matcha

Has a detoxifying effect, has a multitude of antioxidants 

Shincha Tee

Nutrient-rich green tea, activating and invigorating, detoxifying

Mizudashi (Cold Water Tea)

Refreshing in summer, strengthening the immune system

Carigans

Hardly any caffeine, especially mild, many amino acids, strengthening

Genmaicha

Warming, digestible, alkaline-deacidifying, mild

Benifuuki tea + powder

Highest content of EGCG + methylated catechins, reduces neurodermatitis, helps against colds

GABA tea

high blood pressure, healthy sleep, mood-lifting effect, detoxification of the liver 

Sannenbancha

Warming, blood purifying, helps against skin problems, deacidification 

Green tea in strength and fitness sports

In a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, green tea has been shown to activate the body’s thermogenic fat-burning activity, thus leading to a reduction in body fat and skin fold thickness using the optimal amount of 690 mg of catechins.

The catechins inhibit an enzyme called catechol-O-methyltranferase (COMT), which breaks down norepinephrine, a fat-burning hormone, in the body. This is a hormone that you do not want to have in a fat reduction.

Norepinephrine offers us many advantages in training:

  • Release of energy from glucose and fat
  • Increased metabolic rate 
  • Increased rate of fatty acid mobilisation
  • Prepares the body for physical effort
  • Increases the operational readiness of the musculature

Why do you need green tea in training?

For one thing, the tea serves as a cell guard. The antioxidants in tea help to protect cells and tissue from harmful free radicals. Furthermore, tea helps to protect the heart, serves to defend against infections and strengthens the metabolism. Green tea is also said to have a beneficial effect on the mind.

When is green tea best taken?

Green tea can be taken at any time of day. When preparing it, it is important to observe a precise infusion time, which has a decisive effect on the effect of green tea. 

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