Sencha Green Tea and Its Benefits Sencha green tea is a traditional green tea from Kyoto, Japan. Its leaves are described as needle- like and tightly rolled due to the process of steaming and drying. The flavor of Sencha green tea is said to have a seaweed-like bittersweet taste. The colour of its liquor is green, which is unusual for those people who are used to yellow Chinese-style green tea. Sencha green tea benefits include protection against tooth decay, enhanced immunity, protection against various diseases, and improved mental health. Its usefulness in the household is also one of the green tea benefits. Sencha green tea is known to have fluoride, which strengthens the tooth enamel. It can also help reduce formation of plaque and fight bacteria. These protect the teeth from cavities and later, tooth decay. And because green tea can fight bacteria, it can also make the breath of a person fresh. In fact, some green tea aficionados believe that green tea can be consumed if toothpaste and a toothbrush are not available. Reducing the risk of various diseases such as cancer and heart disease is also one of the green tea benefits. Several studies confirmed that green tea drinkers are less likely to have some cancers, such as skin cancer, pancreatic cancer, and stomach cancer. However, its association with colorectal cancer and lung cancer is still controversial, as shown by conflicting results of studies. Some experts agree that drinking green tea also lessens the likelihood to develop heart disease. This is because of the role of antioxidants present in green tea, called catechins, in preventing excess deposit of cholesterol in the blood vessels and in fighting free radicals. Boosting the immune system is another of the numerous green tea benefits. This is also attributed to antioxidants present in green tea. In fact, these catechins are said to be better than Vitamins C and E in terms of effectiveness in enhancing immunity. Another benefit of green tea is that it aids in relaxation, since green tea is often associated with meditation and yoga even in the ancient times. However, green tea can also stimulate the mind without being anxious or hyperactive. It also contains caffeine, a known stimulant. Aside from these health benefits, green tea may also be used in other ways at home. One of the green tea benefits is its use in cleaning and cooking. Also, green tea may be used to water the plants, while its leaves can be used to make a litter box smell fresh.
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