Camellia sinensis, otherwise known as the tea plant, offers a variety of health benefits beyond serving as a soothing and refreshing hot or cold beverage. Around the world, people enjoy rtd green tea for ceremony, taste, and health. All of those tea varieties, whether they are black, green, or oolong, evolve from this plant.
Weight loss is one of the positive effects drinking camellia sinensis can provide. In addition to the diuretic effect helping to flush toxins from the body, tea has provided an appetite suppressant effect for some. The caffeine in tea has a thermal boost effect on most metabolisms. In other words, your metabolism gets revved up so you can burn more calories and fat. Some people do not care much for drinking a lot of water but can get some necessary fluid through rtd green tea consumption. It is important to stay hydrated in general but especially if you are exercising strenuously or in hot conditions. It is also important not to load up your ice tea with a lot of sugar or other additives. Too many unnecessary calories added to your tea will increase, not decrease your waistline.
Antioxidants in tea are a significant health benefit. If there is one supreme benefit that camellia sinensis provides, this is it. Antioxidants seek out harmful toxins in the body and eliminate them. The amount of polyphenols, thearubigins, epicatechins, and catechins antioxidants is as good or better in some cases when compared to the amounts in other fruits and vegetables. So instead of your mom telling you to eat your broccoli, she may say you can drink your rtd green tea instead. Or perhaps she will say you should have both since cultures that drink tea in significant amounts like Japan, also consume a lot of vegetables.
Another popular function of the Camellia Sinensis variety is its ability to soothe insomniacs and calm those with anxiety. Take chamomile tea, for instance, or other herbal, non-caffeinated rtd green teas. They provide a mindset and physically calming effect. Both ritually and compositionally, a pleasant, steaming cup of chamomile tea at bedtime is signal to the body that it is time to relax and go to sleep. Chamomile’s soothing effects are not limited to insomniacs and the anxiety prone. Chamomile has an anti-inflammatory agent so it also helps relieve muscle aches and pains both externally and internally. The tea works because it releases an amino acid that serves as a mild nerve relaxant. This is why chamomile also provides menstrual cramp relief.