10 Wonderful health benefits of Sencha!
Here we introduce various health benefits of Sencha.
Dominating over 70% of Japanese tea consumption, sencha (green-leaf tea) is the trademark Detox tea of Japan. Sencha is made from green tea leaves that are cultivated in direct sunlight (as opposed to matcha and gyokuro), and are harvested in the first or second flush (tea leaves of the first harvest have the best quality). Fukamushi-cha (deep-steamed green tea) is popular for it’s milder taste, the bitterness having been subdued by a longer steaming process.
People who drinking sencha on a daily basis are famous for having a low rate of cancer.
It is reported that cancer death rate is low in Shizuoka prefecture where the No.1 production amount of green tea, and the death rate of Gastric cancer is lower in the same place, especially those who live in the production area of tea. Furthermore, it is clear that people who drink more than 10 cups of green tea a day will reduce the risk of cancer to 1/2 and lung cancer to 1/3 compared with those who do not drink.
Prevention of lifestyle diseases such as arteriosclerosis is important to keep blood cholesterol normal. The polyphenols contained in Sencha have an effect of preventing absorption of cholesterol. Because it can reduce the value of bad cholesterol, it leads to prevention of arteriosclerosis, myocardial infarction, and cerebral infarction.
3.Suppress body fat
Bitter ingredients catechin contained in sencha has the effect of lowering neutral fat and cholesterol in the blood. There are catechins in tea, but tea(black tea) is 2/3, hojicha 1/2, oolong tea contains only 1/3 of catechin compared with sencha, that’s why we can say that we should definitely drink sencha to lower body fat. The amount of catechin extracted increases as the strong tea,so you can take more catechin by boiling it with new tea leaves each time you drink.
Sencha contains abundant vitamin C.(100 g sencha contains 260 mg of Vitamin C.)This amount of vitamin C is about three times of lemon.
In addition, it contains plenty of vitamin E, beta carotene, polyphenol, and it exerts antioxidant action and beautiful skin effect.
It also has bactericidal and anti-inflammatory effects, so it also has effects on acne care. Because it has high astringent action, it can also be used as a skin tightening lotion. If you use it for wiping the skin before makeup, it will also be useful to prevent smeared make up.
Sencha contains fluorine which strengthens teeth, so it is prevent cavity just by drinking Sencha.
And also the plenty of savonin which removes the food remnants stuck between teeth, and tannins which suppress the bacteria of the food remnants in the mouth. So you can prevent germs even if there is food remnants, sencha will eliminate troubles in your mouth.
6.Prevent Bad Breath
Catechin contained in sencha has a decomposition effect of odor. If you are concerned about bad breath, it is good to continue drinking sencha every day. After eating strong smelling foods,smelling is almost unnoticeable if you drink sencha in an hour.
Sencha has caffeine. If you take caffeine before exercising, you can suppress the state of accumulating carbohydrates in the body. For that reason, Sencha is said to have a high effect on fat burning.
The reason why edema occurs is that sodium and potassium are not kept at a constant ratio.Human body often ingests excessive sodium, the body tries to store a lot of water to lower its concentration. Therefore, the body will be bloated.By accumulating potassium in normal amount, it will eliminate edema. Since Sencha contains potassium abundantly, it is possible to prevent the body from taking excessive sodium.
The amount of potassium contained in a cup of sencha is about 40 mg. Oolong tea is about 20 mg and black tea is about 12 mg,so it is clear that sencha has much potassium. For those who prefer a salty food, drinking sencha together is extremely effective. You can avoid edema by drinking sencha every day.
9.Help treatment from food poisoning
Catechin contained in Sencha has the function of attacking bacterial toxins that cause food poisoning such as Salmonella and Vibrio parahaemolyticus. It is enough to kill O – 157 which is very infectious. You can avoid food poisoning by drinking sencha every day.
Amino acids contained in Sencha are ingredients of tea taste and sweetness. There are nutrients called theanine in over 60% of nutrients contained in amino acids.Theanine has an effect of suppressing the excitatory action of caffeine, so it has the effect of relaxing and keeping the movement of the brain. Drinking sencha during a break will enhance the relaxation effect so it can be said that it is very good.
(1)If you take too much caffeine contained in green tea, you may get symptoms such as diarrhea, nausea and other symptoms.Even at 1 or 2 cups a day you can expect the efficacy of Sencha, so be careful of drinking it too much.
(2)Over-drinking green tea causes liver damage. An example of liver injury when taking too much catechin contained in green tea was recently reported in Canada, France and Spain surveys. You should not overdrink green tea by diet purposes.
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（Quoted from http://bijoshi.jp/diet/5850/ ,http://xn--t8j0jma8gra4a3045k.jp/zencha/ , http://www.myjapanesegreentea.com/sencha）
(Reference: Hair Loss Revolution (July 27, 2016), from https://www.hairlossrevolution.com/green-tea-dht/)