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7 Healthy Benefits of Drinking Green Tea on Empty Stomach

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Introducing Green Tea

Tea is consumed especially in the morning. A cup or two of warm green tea can keep you more alert and in a better mood than black tea. It can be taken as a refreshing and relaxing drink. Three to four cups a day is usually recommended by health authorities. Drinking Chinese green tea regularly can prevent certain cancer risks, high blood pressure, headache, diabetes mellitus, and sleeping disorders. The anti-oxidant contents of the tea are flavonoids and catechins, that help destroy diseases and germs in the body.

Brief Origin of Green Tea

Camellia green tea has its origin in Shang Dynasty China. Emperor Shennong 2737 BC was the father and founder of tea drinking. Being a reputed physician and scientist, he had decreed that all his subjects boil their drinking water before drinking. As a practical example of subjecting himself to such a law, he was boiling his water when the Camellia tea leaf fell into the boiling pot. The gradual change in the color of the brew immediately arrested his attention, and with caution test the new product. It agreed with his emotion, mood, and feeling. Thus, the birth and drinking of tea beverages are born.

Green Tea to Drink

Serving green tea regularly benefit the heart

Serving green tea regularly benefit the heart

Drinking Green Tea

A man drinking green tea

A man drinking green tea

7 Benefits of Drinking Green Tea

Green tea can be flavored with lime or lemon and drink. It has many health benefits to offer. It will be good to pinpoint some of the benefits. These can range from mental health to cardiovascular diseases (CVD), and cancer prevention.

Mental Health

Green tea offers protection Against Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, which are brain degenerative diseases. The bio-active medicinal compound in the tea provides this protective feature. The second is that green tea enhanced memory function, like mild dementia and mild cognitive impairment. Japanese matcha tea especially offers this experience. The I-theanine, in the tea, is the factor that enhanced memory. Thirdly, green tea has a calm and sorting effect on the mind. The production of alpha brain waves and dopamine is made possible by the amino acid L-Theanine in the tea. Fourth, green tea is linked to improved cognitive performance. The essential element responsible for this is the Theanine in the tea. In a research carried out in 2013 by Einother and Martens, and published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 'The Acute effects of tea consumption on attention mood', it was noted that caffeine and theanine are the two active ingredients.

Improves Bodily Health

The existence of bioactive compounds in green tea tends to improve bodily health. These bio-active elements flavonoids and catechins are very powerful antioxidants that destroy the free radicals in the body. It also protects body cells and molecules, kills disease, and delays the onset of aging. This is all the more reason why you should drink a cup of green tea daily. Another compound Epigallocatechin-3-Gallate (EGCG) in the tea heals diseases in the body and has preventive effects on cancer cells. When the free radicals run loose, they cause the growth of cancer. Green tea prevents and combats this.

Reduces Cardiovascular Disease

Cardiovascular Disease is one of the many illnesses green tea battles. It includes stroke and heart disease and is one of the biggest killer diseases in the world. Drinking matcha tea will lower the risks associated with it. The antioxidants in the tea have the function of protecting cholesterol and triglycerides from oxidation. This is another longtime goodness that benefits elder persons into old age.

Effectively Reduces Type 2 Diabetes

The research was done with some Japanese adults that drink at least six cups of green tea each day. It was observed that the risk to develop type 2 diabetes was 33% lower for these adults who drink the tea, especially women. According to the Journal of Nephrophamarcology, 'Diabetic individuals may benefit from kidney protective efficacy of green tea, as well as blood glucose regulatory impacts'. Additionally, 'green tea may present a nontoxic, effective and inexpensive modality as a supplementary substance in a diabetes patient'.

Heart Health

Among the many forms of heart attack and strokes, atherosclerosis is common. It can be defined as the build-up of fat deposits in the arteries. This restricts blood flow. Fatty substances stick to the blood vessels. These build up slowly without your knowledge. Later, they become hardened, hence the alternative name, hardening of the arteries. As the condition continued, the blood vessels will be clogged, and some parts will not receive rich-oxygenated blood. According to studies, a molecule in green tea catechins helps to alleviate and protects against arteriosclerosis.

Lowers the Blood Pressure

Drinking Chinese green tea regularly has proven to lower blood pressure. Due to the powerful polyphenols and antioxidants in the tea, drinking a maximum of four cups a day delivered such benefits. The polyphenols contained flavonoids and catechins. The most important catechin epigallocatechin-3-gallate, better known as EGCG acts as an anti-agent or antiangiogenic agent in stopping the production and growth of tumors.

In October 2014, 'Time Magazine' reported a reduction in systolic blood pressure by 2.6 mmHg 'would be expected to reduce stroke risk by 8%, coronary artery disease mortality by 5%, and all-cause mortality by 4% at a population level' helping blood vessels to relax, and letting blood flow.

7 Prevents Cancers

Clinical studies have shown that green tea can help prevent cancer. Due to the polyphenols in the tea, green tea kills cancers cells and also stops the growth in the body. It will be realized that oxidation in the human body is a factor in helping the development and growth of cancers. Green tea has an antioxidant effect.

Limes Loves Green Tea

Cut a lime into your cup of green tea to enhanced good health

Cut a lime into your cup of green tea to enhanced good health

Harvesting Green Tea

Green tea is being harvest by an Africa-American on agricultural farm

Green tea is being harvest by an Africa-American on agricultural farm

Drink Green Tea Regularly

Green tea originates in China. From there it was introduced to Japan. Chinese and Japanese green teas are both popular in all tea-drinking cultures.

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Caffeine green tea is used to treat diseases. What is the best time to drink green tea? Take the first cup in the morning, after flushing your gut with water. The last thing at night after your super. In all, drink four cups a day. I drink two cups early in the morning. A few cups are all that I need. The first lady I introduced green tea to was very fat and hypertensive. Her continued use of this tea has enabled her to overcome all excess fat and lower her blood pressure.

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Drinking green tea regularly can help you lose some weight

Drinking green tea regularly can help you lose some weight

Japanese Matcha Green Tea

Japanese Matcha tea is the latest of the best green tea trending. It is made by grounding the fresh or dried tea leaf and infusing the powder in hot water. The whole content is then drunk. In this way, all the nutrient contents vitamins, minerals, trace elements, and so on, are used up. This is much better than infused tea bags in hot or boiling water.

According to a recent Time Health publication dated March 8, 2018, and quoting an authority, brewed green tea 'is a bit like boiling spinach, throwing away the spinach and just drinking the water', says Louise Cheadle. How many health benefits do you get from drinking the spinach water than eating the real stuff? The same applies to green tea. That is why Matcha Green tea should have precedence over the ordinary green tea. You drank the tea with its whole natural content including dietary fiber that benefit you.

Making Matcha Tea

If you are unable to get a pack of Japanese Matcha tea in your area, just tear up and milled a green tea sachet in a miller or grinder, and you have a fine powder of the tea. Mix this with hot water and drank it with lemon juice. By this, all nutrients in the tea are absorbed by the body.

Japanese Matcha Tea

Japanese matcha tea is more powerful delivering immense health benefits.

Japanese matcha tea is more powerful delivering immense health benefits.

Making Matcha Green Tea

Green Tea with Meals

You can eat any mean,especially vegetable salads with Japanese or Chinese green tea

You can eat any mean,especially vegetable salads with Japanese or Chinese green tea

Flavonoids in Green Tea

Flavonoids are complex chemical compounds or plant pigments that give plants and fruits many myriads of orange, red, pinkish, and yellow colors. They are found in many plants and fruits and protect blood vessels from rapture and enhanced vitamin C intake in the body. Hence, it helps protect the body against injury and cold infections. Additionally, it protects cells from oxidation and inflation. All fruits have flavonoids. So they are found in berries, onions, tomatoes, tangerines, Flavonoids in green tea are higher in value than in black and red tea, and all fruits and vegetables.

Japanese matcha tea is very high in flavonoids. And, according to Dr. Mercola, 'The complex and unique chemistry of this aromatic herb also offers benefits that go over and beyond that of other teas...contains hundreds of beneficial compounds that have protective and health-promoting properties. Green tea contains the best and highest level of flavonoids in any vegetable source.


Flavonoids are contained in many fruits and green leafy vegetables

Flavonoids are contained in many fruits and green leafy vegetables

What Do You Think

Chinese Green Tea

A cup of green tea a day keeps you healthy

A cup of green tea a day keeps you healthy

Green Tea and Black Tea Contrast

Green tea and black tea differs greatly

Green TeaBlack TeaRemarks




Less oxidized during processing

More oxidized with oxygen

Green tea has less caffeine

Extracts used in food industry and research


-Extracts are medicinal

Has medicinal and healing properties

Only flavonoid detected

-Used mostly in the food industry

Higher in flavonoid


-The very reason the food industry make use of extracts

Has less flavour

Has more flavour

Flavor apart, long brewing make tea bitter

Retain flavour within a year or two

Retain flavour longer for several years

No remark

Originated in China and exported to Japan

Introduced from India to England

Both are widely use in the world

Best Green Tea

Matcha Green Tea is Safe

A cup of lime flavored Japanese matcha green tea can keep you in a better mood

A cup of lime flavored Japanese matcha green tea can keep you in a better mood


Green tea has many health benefits that are still being researched. It is not a cure-all. Always consult your doctor for health advice. If you are drinking green tea in particular, inform him/her so that the prescribed drugs did not clash with the tea. To your good health!


1. Green tea.

2. Mental health.

3. Medical diabetes patients.

4. Effectiveness and safety of green tea.

5. Cardiovascular Health

6. Memory attention

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and does not substitute for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, and/or dietary advice from a licensed health professional. Drugs, supplements, and natural remedies may have dangerous side effects. If pregnant or nursing, consult with a qualified provider on an individual basis. Seek immediate help if you are experiencing a medical emergency.

© 2014 Miebakagh Fiberesima


Tracy B from Canada on September 10, 2014:

Very well written!! So much good information.

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