Sencha green tea is known worldwide for its numerous health benefits and distinct taste. Originally brought over from China, it replaced matcha as the most popular tea in Japan. Loaded with healthy antioxidants, Sencha green tea is now being recognized for its positive effect on preventing cancer, heart disease, and diabetes.
What is Sencha?
Sencha green tea is a green tea from the Camellia Sinensis tea plant. It was the first tea in Japan’s history to be consumed by infusion after being introduced from China in the 17th Century. It’s recognized by it’s golden, yellow color. And it’s loved worldwide and represents 80% of the tea produced by Japan.
What makes this tea special?
Sencha comes from the first or second flush of the Camellia Sinensis tea plant. These early leaves hold a great deal of nutrition in their youth and are harvested generally in early spring. The tea is picked, then immediately steamed to prevent oxidation. That’s the secret of how green tea is different, it is kept from oxidizing in any way and then is dried and rolled in a cylinder to keep more of the nutrients.
Sencha Green Tea’s Effect on Blood sugar
In a well-known study, Sencha has been shown to decrease the risk of type 2 diabetes in those who drank 6 cups a day or more versus the control group who drank one cup of tea a week. Furthermore, Sencha has been shown to control blood sugar levels due to the polysaccharides and polyphenols in the tea.
Other Benefits of Sencha Green Tea
Boosts Immune System
Sencha green tea has a high level of vitamin C and many other antioxidants. Regular consumption can prevent infections and viruses from taking over your white blood cells. It can even help fight off the flu or cold you may have.
You can take a lead on preventing heart disease by drinking more Sencha green tea. It’s been linked to reducing LDL or the ‘bad’ cholesterol in your body (there is also good cholesterol).
Sencha contains fluoride, naturally. Meaning it can help strengthen teeth and prevent cavities. It also works overtime to prevent bad breath and fight mouth germs which we’re glad for.
Several studies have seen a potential cancer-fighting benefit for those who drink green tea. The catechins are a type of antioxidant present in green tea that is being aggressively studied for its effects in killing and preventing the growth of cancer cells.
The antioxidants in the tea have been able to stimulate neural pathways and prevent the oxidative stress process in the brain. Sencha helps keep your mind very sharp even as you age and can prevent Alzheimer’s and dementia.
Boost Metabolism and lose weight
Sencha can help you burn fat due to the caffeine and antioxidants within the tea. The caffeine can boost your metabolism, and the antioxidants and other nutrients give you energy from burning extra calories
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