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Nutritional information included in the products is abundant and are strictly regulated.
Two levels of information are available: group I and group II.
Group I : energy in kJ (kilojoules) and in kcal (kilocalories), protein, carbohydrates and lipids (in grams).
Group II : energy in kJ and kcal, and protein, carbohydrate, sugars, fat, saturated fat, fibre and sodium (in g).
Tea is, after water, the second drink most consumed in the world! In some countries more than two liters are drunk per day due to its properties.
The secret behind the tea benefits are the antioxidants. In fact, they are naturally formed in our body or by the action of toxins – molecules called free radicals – when these attack the genetic heritage or the cells can cause health problems or premature aging. To reduce the damage, our body produces molecules called antioxidants; food is also an excellent source of antioxidants. Fruits and vegetables are among the richest, because they provide vitamins E, C and beta-carotene that have anti free radicals properties.
Tea is rich in flavonoids that have antioxidant effects. According to some studies, the work of flavonoids is more effective than C and E vitamins in the fight against the free radicals. A cup of tea gives our body the same benefits as a glass of red wine without the drawbacks. Although most of the results on the tea antioxidant properties have been carried out in vitro, several studies in humans or animals seem to confirm the beneficial role of tea, an American study also demonstrated that flavonoids black tea protect the walls of arteries.
Contrary to popular belief, green tea doesn’t make us lose weight, so there is no need to make infusions morning, afternoon and evening to eliminate excess weight; however, a cup of tea contains no calories unless you add sugar or milk. Therefore, it’s a drink that does not get you get on weight. During a diet it is very important to drink a lot, so a few cups of tea can help during the weight loss cure.
Sencha green tea : the health gesture
Green tea Sencha is a high quality Japanese tea; this tea is steam dryed after being carefully chosen. This method enables the plant to keep all its flavour and its aromatic qualities and destroys efficiently the enzyme responsible for the tea leaf oxidation. Very vegetable, its taste has iodine notes.
Green tea Sencha has a high concentration of polyphenols. These polyphenols are antioxidants and their role is to fight free radicals. A cup of green tea contains 30mg of epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), thus having antioxidant properties 200 times higher than E vitamin.