What are the Chemistry and Health Benefits of Green Tea?
What are the Chemistry and Health Benefits of Green Tea?

What are the Chemistry and Health Benefits of Green Tea?

Are you one of those many who begin their day with a cup of tea? If so, have you ever considered switching to a healthier option? Green tea not only has a delightful taste but also offers numerous health benefits. Chemically, green tea contains vital trace elements such as calcium, magnesium, manganese, copper, zinc, molybdenum, sodium, phosphorus, and cobalt, as well as important amino acids like glutamic acid, tryptophan, glycine, valine, and leucine.

Additionally, it contains essential carbohydrates and, most importantly, 30% of its dry weight consists of polyphenolic components like flavanols, also known as catechins, which are responsible for its diverse range of health advantages. All this confirms switching to green tea could be a positive step towards a healthier lifestyle.

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Chemical Composition of Green Tea

Green tea chemical composition

Polyphenols are potent antioxidants which have the ability to protect our cells against ROS (reactive oxygen species). Balance between ROS and antioxidants results in reduction of oxidative stress on cells that in turn results in reduction of cell damages, this process helps to prevent cancer.

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Health Benefits of Green Tea

Consumption of green tea also helps improve the ratio of good cholesterol to bad cholesterol hence plays a key role in prevention of heart diseases. Caffeine content of green tea combined with amino acid L-theanine enhances brain functions so can serve to lower the risk of Alzheimers and Parkinson’s disease.

Green tea helps in maintaining sugar metabolism and hence useful for management of diabetes. Along with all these important benifial effects it is also a mood enhancer and relaxant, helps in weight management also has antiviral and antibacterial properties. Summing up, it can be easily inferred that consumption of green tea in moderate levels has vast health benefits and it’s a magical boon for our health problems.

Ms. Sunita Murty
JRF chemistry
School of Basic & Applied Sciences
Lingaya’s Vidyapeeth
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February 29, 2024

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