Green tea just recently became a big player in the health world although it’s been around for centuries and is one of the most popular beverages in the world. Okay, I realize that it is better than drinking a diet soda, but is it really worth all the hype? What are the benefits of drinking brewed green tea or taking a green tea supplement?
Green tea is made by lightly steaming and then drying the leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant. Green tea is a rich source of EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate), an antioxidant that protects healthy cells from the damaging effects of free radicals. EGCG may also support healthy weight management and satiety.
Green tea (which does contain a small amount of caffeine) is available in many convenient forms: green tea bags, green tea extract capsules, green tea extract drops and ready-to-drink green tea beverages. Find out for yourself whether it's worth all the attention!