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Green tea is acknowledged as the most holistic and superlative beverage now a days. Its appealing flavor, aroma and hue of spring is not only captivating but also gives enchanting bunch of beneficial phytonutrients  and least content of caffeine as compared with other teas. It is the extensively least processed tea and provides more antioxidants polyphenols. Owing to its intricate polyphenol properties it is widely used to treat countless diseases varying from simple viral infection to chronic disorders, like cardiovascular disease, cancer and osteoporosis.

Green tea protects the heart due to its antioxidant properties from developing coronary artery disease. Catechins are appreciably used to put down the enzymes which are accountable to develop free radicals in endothelial lining of artery, a thick lining where plaques can be easily accumulated. It also capably lowers the incidence of atherosclerosis by decreasing the amount of LDL cholesterol, triglycerides and fibrinogen and increases the ratio of HDL cholesterol. Moreover, another important component EGCG (epigallocatechin-3-gallate) is extremely defensive against developing ischemia and brain injury after stroke.

Green tea is also very valuable in the prevention from almost all forms of cancers, and its anticancer effect is due to the existence of phytoneutrients particularly catechins, which increase the production of detoxifying enzymes, and develops the potential to detoxify carcinogens.

Grean tea is excellent in helping the treament of type-2 diabetes. It also protects kidneys to develop stones, by minimizing the production of free radicals that are highly toxic for kidneys. Moreover, it is especially supportive in the reinforcement of bones strength and teeth, by defending it from osteoblasts, and hinders the production of osteoclasts.

Moreover, green tea encompasses three major components catechins, caffeine, and theanine that provide aid in losing fat particularly from abdominal cavity, viscera and internal organs. These components reduce the synthesis of triglycerides and fatty acids. Consequently, fat could not deposit in the form of adipose in the body.  It is also very effective in controlling symptoms of cold and flu and useful in genital warts.

In addition, green tea is very favorable in the cognitive development and is very helpful in Parkinson’s disease. It reduces severity of headache and increases the memory.

A word of caution; in spite of its useful results it also has some shortcomings. It may cause some possible interaction with adenosine, benzodiazepines, blood thinning medicines and chemotherapy medicines. Moreover, taking excessive mounts of caffeine specifically from green tea for a long period may cause irritability, insomnia, palpitation and dizziness.

For the most part however, it performs in a brilliant way for boosting our health and fitness.

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Mint is one of the most imperative medicinal plants and considered to be one of the greatest blessings of God. They are aromatic and almost exclusively perennial herbs. Mint has a wonderful aroma and acts as a good appetizer used for the treatment of many gastrointestinal disorders like, it stimulates digestion, and treats Gastric Fever. It can also be used for the treatment of Chronic indigestion or GERD (gastro esophageal reflux disease), asthma, and allergy conditions. It is considered beneficial for skin, brain, dental and digestive health.
Mint contains lots of essential nutrients including carbohydrates, proteins, fats, fibers and minerals. It offers riboflavin for the biological functions. Moreover, it holds niacin and folic acid, and folic acid is fundamental for women and its deficiency leads to different troubles such as mood swings. The main minerals which are abundant in it are calcium, copper, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, selenium and fluoride. It is plentiful of vitamin C as it initiates the immune system of the body known to be the best antioxidant. Additionally it provides thiamine too.
Mint is the best antispasmodic and acts as a muscle relaxant and lightens up the lower esophageal sphincter, allowing the contents to move upward into the esophagus. It settles down the intestinal tract and reduces the spasm. It helps in the smooth contraction of muscles above all in the tubular organs of the G.I tract and is called digestive tonic. Pudina or mint leaves are incredibly handy in removing hiccups and relief from the flatulence. Mint relieves stomach disorders as it stimulates the biliary secretion and helps in digestion of fats. Pepper mint provides ease in discomfort of bowel syndrome due to its manufacturing with different mint leaves and diverse herbal preparations all set with mint leaves.
Mint has many mouth refreshing properties. It is used in preparations of toothpaste and mouthwash because its minty flavor fights bad breath. Mint preparations also assist and stimulate the central nervous system and it revitalizes the senses. Due to its anti-inflammatory properties it is accommodating in case of stings. Mint is considered to be the one of best antiseptic and excellent skin cleanser. It soothes skin, cures infections of the skin such as dermatitis and avoids itching. It possesses remedial potential for different types of ear inflammations, and its antibacterial effect helps out in the reduction of acne and blackheads. Mint is one of the well-known Anti-cancerous drugs because it contains phytonutrient called Perillyl alcohol as this verity has been illustrated in various experimental studies in animals to prevent the formation of colon, skin and lung cancer.
Mint reliefs cough and cold, open nose; throat; bronchi; and lungs, and gives assistance in different states of respiratory disorders. Regular use of mint helps the asthmatic patients to breathe properly, and provides relaxation in the state of congestion. It slows the growth of many harmful bacteria and fungi, and has many antifungal properties assisting in the treatment of Asthma and allergy conditions. Mint drinks and food stuffs should be used in hot weathers due to its chilling and soothing outcome. It heals burns quickly because of its soothing consequences. It sharpens the brain, makes the memory stronger, and increases the stamina. So the best possible way to relish this herb is to cut the leaves in minute portions and garnishes the meal.
A word of caution; in spite of its health benefits there are also some shortcomings regarding its intake as it produces infertility in women, while the men who are chain smokers and smoke more menthol cigarettes, the ingredients contained in that cigarette make them impotent. Females should also avoid it during pregnancy. The point is to avoid it in elevated amount otherwise it is a great source of well being.

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Black tea, is entitled to attention because of having striking effects on health. It is the second most common beverage being consumed in the world after water. It is made from the leaves of plant “ Camellia Sinensis”. The tea’s darker color or enthusiastic flavor depends on the process of dryness and fermentation of leaves. Black tea is mainly more intense in flavor and restrain more caffeine than other less oxidized teas. Black tea has ten times more amounts of antioxidants then vegetables and fruits. The antioxidants includes quercetin and flavonoids having huge implications on health. Quercetin is very competent against inflammation which encourages the healthy immune system.

Black tea is not only a refreshing beverage but also a strong weapon in the battle of heart disease and second heart attack. The protective quality of tea is due the group of antioxidants flavonoids present in it. The wonder nutrient flavanoids includes epicatechins, thearubigins and catechins. It is aften clear that flavonoids can hinder the oxidation of bad cholesterol and triggers the production of good cholesterol which otherwise prone towards atherosclerosis. It also improves the endothelial function of cardiac patients by allowing the blood to flow through blood vessels more rejuvenately which ultimately lowers the blood pressure. Moreover, being a low acidic beverage it also suppress the growth of bacteria in mouth which aids in developing cavities. It provides 70% of everyday suggested amount of fluoride.

Being a effective tonic, black tea is very protective against aging of brain. It inhibits the production of beta-amyloid a toxic protein which is a causative agent of Alzheimer’s disease that blocks the brain’s vessels. It is also very beneficial for lowering prevalence of diabetes by slowing down the absorption of blood sugar.

Moreover, Black tea consumption can significantly lower the incidence of stomach, prostate and breast cancer. The chemical TF-2 present in black tea expels the cancer cells while no harm to normal cells. Tea is not only rehydrating the body but also contains disease fighting compounds which helps in boost up weight lose, protect bones, helps in false breathing, refreshes the skin by blocking the allergy response and protects against Parkinson’s disease.

A word of caution: in spite of having its beneficial effects it also have some drawbacks as it may interfere with the absorption of non-hem iron on account of one of its constituents known as tannins, which chelates with non-hem iron and make them unavailable for absorption.

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