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									Green Tea and Caffeine

It is very important to give proper attention to one's health especially
in today's times. There are individuals who encounter problems with
caffeine and as you know, green tea does contain caffeine. You can see a
lot of advertisements on television about the positive effects of
drinking the said tea but for those individuals who can't take caffeine,
they should be extra careful.

It seems that despite the good things about green tea, the modern
community was able to prove that it also has a negative effect. Well,
before you decide whether you will continue drinking green tea or not,
read on and discover some amazing facts about the intake of green tea.

Some of the harmful effects of caffeine intake in people are heart
palpitations, jitters, insomnia, and many other unwanted effects. Because
of this realization, manufacturers of green tea are now producing
decaffeinated extracts to cater to the needs of those who can't take

In fact, there are now supplements which are also decaffeinated. You
should get this type of green tea and supplements especially if you're
not allowed to take beverages with caffeine. Although the caffeine
content in green tea is much less than coffee, a person who is extra
sensitive to caffeine will experience the same unwanted effects by
drinking the tea.

For every eight ounces of tea, the caffeine content is about forty
milligrams. Are you already computing your tea intake and the caffeine
that you're getting? The caffeine contents are relatively smaller in
green tea and if you can can get away with it without any bad effects,
you will also benefit in other health areas.

Even if green tea contains caffeine, it also contains antioxidants like
polyphenols which can benefit the body. The antioxidants can help in
preventing certain types of cancer, lowers the bad cholesterol in the
body, and it can enhance the immune system. The health benefits are truly
amazing and this may the very reason why even the ancient Chinese
continued to serve green tea at home and to their guests.

The modern world enjoys advanced medical technology and so it is no
longer a surprise if scientists and researchers discover the good things
about green tea. More and more advanced clinical studies and lab tests
are conducted to prove the tea's healing properties. If you think that
the positive effects of green tea outweighs the negative, then there's no
reason for you to stop taking it.

In truth and in fact, caffeine occurs in cocoa beans, tea, and coffee.
Cola drinks also contain caffeine because manufacturers use it to enhance
the drink's flavor. Green tea and black tea defintely has caffeine
because the plant (Camellia sinensis) itself contain caffeine.

If you're afraid of the effects of caffeine, you can just purchase the
decaffeinated green tea. Even if the tea no longer contains caffeine, it
would still taste the same; you will still get the great 'kick' in taste
when you drink it. Most of the tea's caffeine are removed in the decaf
process. However, some studies show that because of the decaf process,
the healing properties are ruined.

If you do have extreme problems with caffeine, then most probably you
will go for the decaf green tea. For people who don't have any problems
connected to caffeine, it is advisable to drink the original green tea so
that you can benefit from its healing properties.

All in all, the benefits of drinking the original tea preparation
outweigh the negative effects. It is up to you whether you drink the
decaf green tea or the original one. There's black, green, and red tea.
Green tea is obviously in the middle in terms of caffeine content. So
what's it's gonna be? Decaf, original, or no tea at all?

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