Green tea is "true" tea that has undergone minimal oxidation during processing. Green tea got its popularity from China and Japan since the beginning of its history 5,000 years ago, and recently has become more popular in the United States due to the health benefits and factors that have been raised in studies.
Many studies have investigated a link between the consumption of green tea and a lower incidence of a range of cancers in populations. The wealth of plasma antioxidants that green tea provides contributes to the connection it has as a cancer-fighting product. Beyond the antioxidants that have been revealed, Catechin, the active ingredient in green tea has also been found to outperform Vitamin C and Vitamin E.
In addition to the health benefits that green tea studies have shown to provide, recent studies also claim that contents in green tea also provides help in weight loss.
While some studies support possible preventative or curative properties of tea, other studies have found none. One should consult a doctor before using high concentrations of tea for disease prevention, as this can cause serious health problems.