Organic green tea – What are the benefits?

Organic green tea – What are the benefits?
Organic green tea – What are the benefits?

When it comes to health, fitness, and general well-being, there appears to be a great deal of emphasis being placed upon the importance of organic produce, and for very good reason too. The main misconception associated with organic produce however, is that people think it is far too expensive and that only the super-rich, or super-health conscious can afford it. In reality however, organic produce is now more affordable than ever before, as people are finally catching onto just how healthy and beneficial it really is. When we think of organic produce, we generally think of fresh fruits and vegetables, though in actual fact, virtually any food or beverage can be organic, even green tea. Organic green tea is growing in popularity day by day, and whilst even regular green tea is still considered very healthy, in comparison with organic green tea, it simply cannot match up. Here’s a look at some of the main benefits associated with drinking organic green tea.

It tastes great

One of the first things you will notice with organic green tea when compared with regular green tea, is just how much better it tastes. The tea is grown, processed and packaged, just as nature intended, with nothing being added and nothing taken away. Some generic green teas are treated with pesticides and fertilizers, and have their bags bleached, all of which can greatly affect the taste, giving a much more bitter, and far more unpleasant taste. Organic green tea however, has none of that, so you get to enjoy the taste of the tea, just as nature intended.

It is far healthier

Whilst regular green tea is still incredibly healthy, as mentioned previously, due to the fact that the tea is often treated with pesticides and fertilizers, as well as other chemicals and additives during the processing stage, these chemicals can still harm our health and, overtime, can cause damage to our bodies. With organic green tea, though, as there is nothing added or taken away, you get all of the benefits of the tea, with none of the drawbacks or potential health risks.

Higher nutrient content

Another very distinct benefit associated with green tea which has been grown, processed, and packaged organically, is the fact that the tea contains a much higher nutrient content than more generic variations. This is because it has been grown and processed in the safest and healthiest of conditions, and has been allowed to grow as it would in the wild. This helps to ensure that the tea possesses far more nutrients than other cheaper non-organic variations. This means that you get more antioxidants, more minerals, more vitamins, more polyphenols, more catechins, and more goodness in every cup.

 

Organic green tea – Better for the environment

Finally, the last benefit we’ll be looking at today, is the fact that organic green tea is far better for the environment. As the tea is grown using no chemicals, no pesticides and no harmful ingredients, the soil and the air on the plantations isn’t contaminated, and as a result, it is far better for the environment, giving a whole new meaning to the word ‘green’.

 

References

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2013/07/03/green-tea-benefits.aspx