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Is There Caffeine In Green Tea?

April 10, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 136

How true is it that one drawback of green tea is insomnia because of its caffeine content? You may put it as a "drawback" but people who works on a night shift will disagree. True, the verdant brew contains caffeine, but the levels are low compared to coffee and ordinary tea, and it has an incredible amount of antioxidants.

What is caffeine?

It is a kind of drug that acts as a stimulus that basically stimulates the central nervous system and the heart. A person having caffeine in his system can instantly increase his blood pressure, without any evidence of long-term effects on the blood pressure itself. Long-term increase of blood pressure could only be caused by taking excessive amounts of green tea.

To avoid the caffeine content in herbal tea, you can have a decaffeinated variety. According to studies, normal green tea can have more caffeine content than coffee but with preparation, a person can greatly reduce the caffeine that the body takes in. how? Through the infusion length of the hot water, and the number of times you have used the leaves.

Surprisingly, caffeine in green tea is more beneficial than the caffeine taken from coffee. It works through the body in a slightly different way than coffee. And notwithstanding the caffeine, herbal tea has many beneficial constituents such as vitamins, oils and tannin.

As mentioned, compared to coffee, the caffeine content in herbal tea has a different effect in the human body, and the impact on heart rate and blood pressure is smaller than with caffeine found in coffee and tea. So it's a good solution for those who want to lose weight but are caffeine sensitive.

Lose weight with caffeine:

Base on studies, caffeine has the capacity to increase metabolism inside the body which helps the body in burning excess calories. As I have previously mentioned, there is some caffeine content in green tea but for medicinal purposes, a caffeine-free version is available. Green tea that is decaffeinated actually has a more pleasant taste, and has impressive antioxidant qualities. It is very effective in the prevention and even treatment of cancer, decreasing cholesterol levels, collagen formation, decreasing triglyceride levels and preventing arteriosclerosis.

Caffeine content:

Green tea contains around half as much caffeine as is found in black tea. And compared to coffee, it's only quarter as much. It's an ideal beverage to include with meals. As a precaution, you should stick to 4 cups per day - any more than that can cause the body to react negatively.

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