You most probably heard about the “magic” green tea before. Due to all the benefits inside it green tea is really everywhere. In fitness and diet magazines due to its fat burning properties or just in general health or lifestyle magazines due to its detox power and other healthy advantages such as cancer and heart attacks prevention. However, it is not commonly known fact that green tea is not the only healthy tea out there. Actually, there are four main types and the two most popular would definitely be green tea and black tea, also known as “normal” tea. What are the differences between these two? Let’s take a look closer.
Contrary to popular belief, all the tea types come from the same plant that grows mostly in the big China. There is actually only one tea plant that differs in color, smell, taste and benefits according to the region where it grows and also according to the process the tea leaves are gathered and processed before they hit the tea bags and the stores. Besides green and black teas, all the other types are less known, at least in Europe and North America due to the fact that just these 2 types are those most powerful and full of different health benefits.
According to many clinical tests that were carried green tea is definitely the one with the most advantages, but it is not the one that is drunk the most. We are used to drink the “normal” black tea more, many of us on regular daily basis. Even though it would be better to drink the green one regularly, the black version of tea is also very helpful and boosts our immune system and keeps us healthy. Due to the fact that both these teas are affordable and can be bought in every local store, the best option is to drink them both.
Green tea is basically so popular due to 2 key benefits it provides. First, it promotes the weight loss in healthy and all natural way by boosting the metabolism; so many slimmers are drinking it on a daily basis as a support to a proper diet and exercises. Second, it contains ingredient known as EGCg that is great antioxidant protecting us against the harmful free radicals. Black tea has less health benefits, but still it is a powerful and easy to prepare drink that boosts the overall health condition. It contains theaflavings and thearubigens compounds that strengthen the vitality and boost the immune system.
Both the teas – green and black provides different healing and protective benefits. They are proven to help prevent the cancer and also can help to reduce tumors. Another great benefit is the cholesterol levels lowering thus lowering the risks of different heart issues such as heart attack.
Now quickly take a look at the benefits of black tea only as not many sources are mentioning it. The black tea contains flavonoids from the group of phytonutriends. This all natural compound is a powerful anti-oxidant, thus helps to protect against the toxins and free radicals around. Besides, it was proven to reduce heart issues risk as the flavonoids are lowering the bad cholesterol (also known as LDL) level in the blood.
As you see, the color doesn’t really matter as both black and green tea are healthy with some own specific advantages. Even though drinking the green tea is far more beneficial, there is nothing wrong if you drink just the black version as it still provides many health benefits.