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Green Tea Versus Black Tea

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Why choose green tea

Green tea has over three hundred known compounds, of which the most represented is caffeine. One cup of green tea contains about 9 to 50 mg of caffeine.

However, green tea is credited for the antioxidants it contains which outweighs the caffeine factor.

The antioxidant power of green tea prevents the occurrence of cancer cells; it helps to stop the formation of nitrosamines, especially if consumed with food. Scientists proved that green tea helps prevent cancer of the lungs, gastrointestinal tract, and those that depend on estrogen, such as breast cancers. It works on atherosclerosis, high cholesterol, helps with Crohn’s disease, high triglycerides and boosts the immune system of the entire body.

As for the negative effects of green tea researchers say, it only has some caffeine, which affect the nervous system, therefore, can arouse anxiety and insomnia, especially if consumed more than 5 cups of tea is taken in one day. However, this claim isn't true unless you go too overboard with green tea “ for example, if you drink 10 cups a day as this can affect your sleep.

Recent studies suggest green tea to be a great drink because of the amino acid L – thiamine, which increases learning ability, improves concentration, calms the nerves, lowers blood pressure, relieves symptoms of PMS, and also affects the action of excessive amounts of caffeine, thus reducing its negative effects. In addition, some scientists believe that higher amounts of tannins and catechins can reduce one's risk of colon and esophageal cancers.

 

Why choose black tea

Black tea has a very long tradition and a long list of medicinal properties. Thanks to its quality, it is undoubtedly the most popular and best-selling tea in the world.
Black tea is a darker than green tea but both originate from the same plant. Another type of tea grown from the same plant is white tea.
Black tea is fully fermented, and it has a dark color and rich penetrating taste. The caffeine in black tea affects cerebral cortex, which contributes to better understanding things and quick connection of thoughts. This automatically makes all the intellectual activities done with less effort making things easier to learn, remember, and communicate.

Black tea invigorates, reduces the feeling of fatigue and sleepiness. Influences working muscles and reflexes, and it is a favorite drink of athletes, because it gives them a quick boost without causing any downfalls unlike coffee.

Thanks to caffeine and its impact on the respiratory center, it improves the function of breathing, increases ventilation of the lungs, which contributes to breathing easier and feeling more comfortable. In addition, black tea is stimulating to the heart and circulatory system.

This pleasant Eastern beverage has long since moved to the West, and it can be of great benefit to our health. Those who are thinking about the production of black tea can even think about adding of different and incredible aromas among which is even chocolate.

The disadvantage of drinking black tea is similar to that of green tea and is related to the caffeine in it. Moreover, black tea can stain the teeth because of its rich and dark color.

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Which one to choose?

If you are now wondering what is the better choice for you. If you tolerate caffeine, you are free to decide for yourself, and certainly will not be mistaken.

Note: excessive caffeine intake can have very harmful effects on the body, and you have to be cautious. In medicinal purposes, the recommended daily dose of black tea is 3-4 cups. The maximum daily dose of black tea for adults is 8 cups, and all above 8 cups may cause poisoning.

References

https://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/features/antioxidants-in-green-and-black-tea

https://www.ahmadtea.com/learn-about-tea/black-tea-verses-green-tea.html