Well, you’ve heard people praising green tea or black tea with all their benefits but then it strikes you, which one is better? Both green tea and black tea are obtained from the same plant but are quite different from each other when it comes to the response of your body against them. Here are a few points that will help you to figure out which of them would you like to sip tomorrow morning.
Processing and fermentation
Teas are classified based on their degree of fermentation – light-fermented, semi-fermented, fully fermented and post-fermented. The primary difference between green and black tea is that black tea is a fully fermented tea.Green tea has high content of EGCG (epigallactocatechin gallate) making it a healthier option. This anti-oxidant works wonders for your body by armouring it against cancer, cardiovascular diseases and many more.
Although black tea also contains few amounts of EGCG but most of it is lost during fermentation. The presence of oxidants in the form of polyphenols in green tea makes it preferable for weight loss, afternoon sessions, early morning drinks etc. These polyphenols serves your body with a detoxifying effect boosting metabolism, flushing out toxins from your body and rejuvenating your skin.
Healthier bones and teeth
Black tea has higher fluoride content per serving making that imparts healthy bones and teeth than green tea. This so happens as fluoride in diet is incorporated as hydroxyapatite in your bones and teeth. Black tea contains 0.2-0.5 mg of fluoride per cup as compared to green tea which has 0.3-0.4 mg per cup.
Prevention of chronic diseases
Green tea helps in fighting chronic diseases like cancer, diabetes better than black tea. Although green tea is complemented with four catechins which are flavanols responsible for the healthy benefits of tea; the most important EGCG regulates the activity of genes that help in fighting against cancer by dismaying or inactivating the incorrect ones.
Although, both green and black tea provides cardiovascular benefits but due to the rich amount of EGCG in green tea it prevents your cells form unusual stressful state. Green tea controls your blood cholesterol levels by replacing the bad cholesterol with good one. Your blood flow also increases reducing the risk of coronary heart diseases.
Black tea has a higher content of caffeine around 42-72mg as compared with green tea with 9-50 mg per cup. The high content of caffeine is better for prompt alertness, productivity and weight loss.
Both black tea and green tea have their own take on the health benefits they bestow on your body. So decide which suits you better and enjoy your tea.