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Green Tea vs Black Tea
Green Tea and black tea are obtained from the same plant, but there are quite a few significant differences between them. Both green and black tea come from the leaves of the Camellia Sinensis tea bush. Whether the tea leaves end up green or black depends on how they are processed.
There are similar health benefits by drinking both green and black tea. Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), also known as epigallocatechin gallate, is the ester of epigallocatechin and gallic acid and is a type of catechin and the most abundant compound found in tea.
In our match up, green has black beaten, but only by a few subtle numbers. Believe it or not, consuming a cup of black tea can give you exactly what green offers, just not in the same amounts. In other words, a cup of green contains a little more than double the amount of antioxidants than a cup of black.
Green tea is made from tea leaves that are simply steamed and dried soon after harvest.
Black tea is dried and crushed which allows the action of enzymes (which occur naturally in the tea leaves) to convert some of the simple catechins of green tea to more complex forms known as theaflavins and thearubigens. These compounds are responsible for the distinctive flavour and darker colour of black tea
Green tea contains 1/4th of the caffeine that coffee has, making it healthier.
Green tea leaves aren’t fermented and hence, don’t go through the oxidation process that black tea undergoes, making it extremely rich in antioxidants known for fighting cancer.
Pure organic green tea creates a detoxifying effect, giving you glowing skin, boosted metabolism and stronger immunity.
Black tea contains 1/3rd the amount of caffeine your coffee contains. It hydrates the body and strengthens the immune system with bacteria fighting antioxidants and promotes blood flow to the brain. It improves focus and concentration.
The EGCG in black tea is destroyed during the fermentation process. Therefore, green tea is ahead of black tea in its antioxidant quality and quantity.
Tip: Brew Your Own pitcher! No added sugars or any kind of additives.
Black tea is oxidized (allowed to undergo chemical reactions caused by exposure to oxygen) and green tea is not. Oxidation results in color and flavor changes. That’s basically the only difference and thankfully it doesn’t alter the benefits in any way
Tea is a tiny little leaf that packs a big health punch. All tea leaves contain flavonoids which are naturally occurring phytochemicals that have antioxidant properties. Antioxidants prevent free radical damage in your body which is thought to be the cause of many chronic diseases. The health benefits associated with drinking tea are numerous. So…. Drink Up!
“Strategy Fitness Team”