Up to the present time, green tea has always been positioned as a drink, which is only beneficial. His positive qualities were lowering the risk of heart disease and blood vessels, and the ability to block fat, and it's all thanks to its antioxidant properties. A recent study found that not all varieties of green tea have the above properties.
In their study, the experts have tested 26 varieties of green tea and came to the conclusion that many of them, which are sold as ready-to-drink beverage, in fact, are nothing like water with sugar. In some types of green tea that have been widely touted as a way of combating obesity and cancer, was discovered caffeine in high doses. And made in China types of tea have been found to lead contamination.
In addition, it was found that the active ingredient of green tea, which is a powerful antioxidant epigallocatechingallate, present in tea in different amounts, depending on its grade, which, in turn, affects the medicinal properties of the drink. On all labels of bottled green tea were published figures indicating the content in the drink of this active substance. They ranged from 22 mg to 300 mg per serving, while it was found that the content epigallocatechine gallate is 4 mg per Cup. But the sugar in these drinks contained no less than in the soda that was not added butilirovannogo green tea medicinal properties.