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Updated December 28th, 2023 at 14:32 IST

Benefits of Sencha tea: All you need to know about this Japanese elixir

Here is all you need to know about Japanese Sencha tea - a Japanese elixir for healthy life.

Sencha tea as a Japanese elixir and its benefits
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Sencha green tea, which originates from Japan, is one of the most popular green teas in the entire world. It is famous for its remarkable flavor and health benefits. It can be a very essential part of your daily routine. Sencha green tea is produced from the Camellia sinensis plant. It is known for its unique method. In its method of production, the tea leaves are left unprocessed, which makes it highly nutritious and healthy.

There are many varieties in Sencha tea. It comes in various forms depending on its composition. One is Shincha, which is also known as the new tea. Then there is Asamushi Sencha which is a lighter version of green tea. Fukamushi Sencha is another type which is a bit stronger and darker with the full flavor of the tea.

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Here is why you should include sencha tea in your regular diet

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High in antioxidants 

Antioxidants help in neutralising the unstable molecules. Sencha has a high concentration of catechins, which are a powerful antioxidant. Sencha green tea can help in neutralising more of these harmful free radicals. Also, the high concentration of vitamin C present in sencha green tea means an even higher dose of healthy antioxidants.

Skin health 

The high concentration of vitamin C present in sencha tea is important for the production of collagen within the body. Collagen helps skin cells to stick together. This is what prevents the skin from sagging, and also reduces the appearance of wrinkles. Vitamin C present in sencha also helps the skin to look more youthful and fresh. It prevents acne breakouts. 

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Boosts metabolism 

Sencha consists of caffeine which ultimately helps in boosting metabolism. It leads to passive fat burning and also aids overall weight loss. 

Reduces cholesterol 

Sencha tea helps in reducing cholesterol. It lowers the LDL, which is also known as bad cholesterol. This is done by affecting the lipid metabolism, which promotes weight loss and further reduces the health risks related to cardiac health.

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Published December 28th, 2023 at 12:55 IST

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