1. Green tea leaves aren’t fermented and hence, don’t go through the oxidation process that black tea undergoes, making it extremely rich in the EGCG (epigallactocatechin gallate), a popular antioxidant known for fighting cancer, cardiovascular conditions and more.
2. Green tea contains 1/4th of the caffeine that coffee has.
3. Regular consumption of green tea can help burn fat and improve physical performance.
1. The EGCG in black tea is destroyed during the fermentation process. Hence, green tea is ahead of black tea in its antioxidant quality and quantity.
2. Black tea contains 1/3rd the amount of caffeine your coffee contains. So if one is in need of an antioxidant-friendly coffee substitute, black tea is more likely to perk you up than green.
3. The flavonoids in black tea helps reduce the production of LDL – the “bad” cholesterol that can lead to stroke and heart attacks.
At the end of the day, green and black tea have an abundance of health benefits.
When one breaks down each health benefit and analyzes the individual effects of both teas, though, health experts tend to agree that green tea comes out on top.
However, if the preference of taste sways you toward black tea, there is no harm in choosing a very close second.
Both teas are healthful, guilt-free choices.