Green tea has been studied more than any other type of tea. It's benefits are far ranging. This is an informational presentation about these benefits. Please share if you find this information useful. Thank you.
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history of green teahistory of green teaDates back over 4000 yearsUse first recorded during thetime of Emperor Shen NungHas been used for oral health,depression, cardiovascularhealth, metabolism and skincareMany scientific studiessubstantiate these claims
Basic facts about green teaBasic facts about green tea-Green tea comes from the Camellia sinensis plant-Green tea is gently steamed preventing massive oxidation allowingthe tea to retain much of its antioxidant power.-The antioxidants fight free radicals which help in the prevention ofthe signs of aging or degenerative diseases such as Alzheimersand arthritis.-These antioxidants can also enhance immunity, aid in brightening,and smoothing skin, and boosts energy and alertness.-Green tea is also known to kill bacteria and prevent oral decay.
EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate)The process in which green tea is made allows it to preserve apowerful catechin polyphenol called EGCG.EGCG inhibits the growth of cancer cells and can destroy themwithout harming healthy cells.EGCG is also known to lower LDL cholesterol and stopabnormal blood clots, a leading cause of heart attacks andstroke.
Green tea and weight lossIn a 1999 study done by the American Journal of ClinicalNutrition, men who drank green tea burned more calories thanthose who drank regular caffeine or a placebo.Green tea has been touted for its appetite suppressantproperties enhanced by the caffeine and EGCG combination.A study conducted by the University of Geneva concluded thatgreen tea may be beneficial for sufferers of thyroid imbalancesand adrenal fatigue.
Green tea and weight lossGreen tea reduces body fat accretion caused by high-fat diet inrats through beta-adrenoceptor activation of thermogenesis inbrown adipose tissue. (Profession J.J. Choo of Kunsan NationalUniversity)In a 2002 study conducted in Carros, France at theLaboratoires Arkopharma, green tea extract was noted as beinga possible cure for obesity.Green tea’s effect on thermogenesis caused a 4.6% decrease inweight and a reduction in waist circumference by 4.48% inonly three months in moderately obese patients.
Loose leaf or baggedIt is always best to consume green tea, or any other tea, in looseleaf form.Most tea bags contain bleach and plastic and can be harmfulwhen heated.There are some companies who use silk bags or biodegradablenon-chlorinated bags that are safe. It’s important to read thelabel or visit the companies website for further information.
how much green teaTo see the benefits of green tea, it is recommended that youdrink a cup of green tea with three meals of the day.Taking EGCG, green tea extract, morning and night hasequivalent benefits.
how to buy green teaBuying the right kind of green tea will have a major effect onthe benefits you receive.Green tea stays fresh a little over a year after picking. Look forthe picking date or ask the tea proprietor.Make sure the tea leaves are clean and well-formed. You shouldbe buying dried leaves, not powder with a few leaves mixed in.Green tea should have a natural green color.
Storing greenStoring greenteateaBe sure to store green tea, or anytea, in an airtight canister orvacuum sealed pouch. This willkeep it as fresh as possible.As long as green tea is stored in avacuum sealed pouch it can bestored in the coldest part of yourrefrigerator or in an area free ofmassive temperaturefluctuations.Be sure to store green tea, or anytea, in an airtight canister orvacuum sealed pouch. This willkeep it as fresh as possible.As long as green tea is stored in avacuum sealed pouch it can bestored in the coldest part of yourrefrigerator or in an area free ofmassive temperaturefluctuations.
How to BrewGreen TeaBrew green tea attemperatures between 140and 190 degrees.This prevents the tea fromtasting bitter.Brew green tea attemperatures between 140and 190 degrees.This prevents the tea fromtasting bitter.Steep green tea for 3 minutes.Steep green tea for 3 minutes.
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