A Comparison of Green Tea and Black Tea

Nowadays, there are six known varieties of tea, but among these green tea and black tea are considered to be the most popular. In fact, both of these are said to be among the most popular types of beverages in the world. Both types of tea are made from the same plant called Camellia, but there are made using different varieties and processes.

So, aside from the difference in varieties and processes used to make green tea and black tea, how do these two types of tea differ from the other?

One of the differences between the two types of tea is in terms of their nutritional contents. Black tea is known to contain calories, polyphenols, protein, sodium and fat. But it contains more caffeine than green tea, which is less oxidized.

Green tea, on the other hand, is known to be abundant in catechins, particularly in epigallocatechin gallate. It also has ascorbic acid (also known as vitamin C), polyphenols, carotenoids, phytochemical compounds and minerals like manganese, chromium and zinc.

Another difference between the two pertains to their health benefits. Black tea is known to be an effective antioxidant. It also helps prevent the development of cardiovascular disease. This type of tea is also known to help reverse endothelial vasomotor dysfunction in patients with coronary artery disease.

Now, green tea has active agents that can help in blocking and killing cancer cells, thus preventing different types of cancer from forming. Many of its ingredients are also able to help prevent kidney stones and heart disease from developing.

Green tea is also known to help in reducing asthma attacks by allowing the muscles that support the bronchial tubes to relax. It is also known to have anti-aging beverage, but it also helps in preventing inflammations. This type of tea is also effective in reducing the damages in free radicals that you can find in the skin.

Now, many people who drink these two types of tea are also practicing meditation. As you know, this relaxation technique is able to help the body in absorbing the nutrients from green tea and black tea. If you want to know more about simple meditation technique and its many benefits, you can go to www.meditate.com.au/blog or www.meditate.com.au/members.



The author is a health care specialist that deals studies on the subject of alternative medicine.

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