Prepared with leaves exposed to both dry and humid heat, it is rich in polyphenols and precious vitamins
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Yellow tea, which is produced in a very similar process to that of green tea, has health benefits that are worth knowing. The preparation process of this drink requires a moment of attention because, despite the traits in common with green tea, it has some distinctive features.
The first concerns the leaves which, after being harvested, are heated through exposure to dry or humid heat. This is a very important process: thanks to it, in fact, it is possible to inhibit the activity of the enzymes responsible for oxidation.
Given this necessary premise, we can get to the heart of the nutritional profile of yellow tea, which contains iron, magnesium, potassium and zinc. Not to be overlooked is the presence of vitamin C, not to mention that of the B vitamins – we find in particular thiamin, niacin, riboflavin and vitamin B6 – whose intake is crucial for optimizing metabolism efficiency.
As highlighted by the experts of the Humanitas group, yellow tea is considered an excellent source of antioxidant polyphenols. By virtue of the aforementioned manufacturing process that helps preserve the integrity of nutrients, yellow tea is characterized by catechins.
In particular, by analyzing its nutritional characteristics we can find EGCG (Epigallocatechin gallate). This polyphenol is a precious health ally. Among its benefits it is possible to mention the ability to prevent the onset and spread of neoplasms, but also to inhibit the formation of clots, with obvious advantages relating to the maintenance of cardiovascular health.
When discussing the nutritional characteristics of yellow tea, a proper mention must be made of caffeine, which is very important for memory efficiency. Furthermore – the experts at Humanitas have always thought about it – the synergistic action of polyphenols could have neutral protective effects.
Talking about yellow tea also means dwelling on its contraindications. Among these, it is possible to mention the states of anxiety and the problems of insomnia, conditions that can get worse with the intake of caffeine. Also by virtue of its presence, yellow tea, easily available on the market, is not suitable for children. Before starting to drink it, it is advisable to ask your doctor for advice.